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Verizon gets OK for 28 GHz tests in Texas, New Jersey

The FCC has granted Verizon's request for Special Temporary Authority (STA) to conduct tests near its office locations in Euless, Texas, and South Plainfield, New Jersey.

GOP-controlled House committee seeks to gut FCC authority, kill set-top proposal

Republicans controlling the House Appropriations Committee have released a plan that would cut the FCC's budget by 18 percent and block the agency's ability to enforce its net neutrality rules and to adopt its proposed new regulations on set-tops.

FCC sets up complementary $2B CAF II auction aimed at rural broadband expansion

In a nearly unanimous decision, the FCC approved a reverse auction that will provide an additional $2 billion in funds to rural broadband providers via the regulator's CAF II program in an effort to accelerate growth.

INTX delivers both good and bad news for the pay-TV industry

From sparse attendance and widely spaced booths to a vague keynote from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, last week's INTX tradeshow – rebranded from its old moniker, The Cable Show-- seemed to have little going for it.

Frontier's installation follies make unhappy customers fair game for Charter, Bright House

Frontier's challenging integration process of the Verizon wireline assets it purchased in California, Florida and Texas has had a negative effect on new broadband subscribers-- and cable operators like Charter Communications are lining up to capture those customers.

Amazon, Netflix face new EU guidelines on content in bid to level SVOD playing field

The European Union wants online video streaming giants Amazon Prime Video and Netflix to devote a much larger portion of their libraries to regional content, an attempt by the governing body to force a more level playing field in the SVOD space, according to media reports.

Comcast, NCTA join all-out reply comment assault on FCC set-top proposal

In one of the most all-out offensives launched at the FCC's "Unlock the Box" set-top regulatory proposal, Comcast and the NCTA each filed searing reply commentary to the agency.

Consolidation, wireless and FCC proposals dominated the headlines at INTX 2016

While this year's INTX tradeshow may not have met its attendance goals, the cable industry show saw a number of newsworthy moments related to controversial regulatory and technology topics.

Verizon's union strikers are threatening replacement workers, says labor board

Verizon's striking workers represented by the CWA and IBEW unions have been accused by the National Labor Relations Board of harassing replacement workers at hotels in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Microsoft gets OK from FCC to conduct tests related to Globalstar's TLPS

Perhaps to settle questions once and for all – if that's possible – Microsoft can proceed with plans to test terrestrial use of the 2483.5-2500 MHz Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) band currently assigned for use by Globalstar.