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Ericsson, PCIA press Congress to speed up wireless gear installations on federal lands

Both PCIA and Ericsson pushed Congress to streamline the installation of wireless network equipment on federal lands, arguing that the process right now is too cumbersome.

Scottsdale delays Google Fiber deal over Cox's lawsuit

The Scottsdale, Ariz., City Council has delayed a decision over granting Google Fiber a video services license until the Oct. 20 meeting  so it could meet with Cox Communications to discuss the cable MSO's beef with the city of Tempe over that city's approval of a similar deal with Google.

Verizon defends special access discounts for wholesale customers

Verizon is fighting claims that it is overcharging its wholesale customers for its TDM and IP-based special access services.

Analysts: Dish could strike a spectrum deal with Verizon or a perpetual leasing agreement

Dish Network remains in the driver's seat in terms of options for its spectrum, which could include a sale to Verizon, some kind of wholesale agreement with multiple carriers or a perpetual lease. Meanwhile, AT&T sharply criticized Dish over its "selective default" on AWS-3 spectrum licenses two of its affiliates bid on following the FCC's decision to not award those companies a 25 percent discount.

An invisible problem: What will be the consequences of unregulated tower concealments?

Well-concealed towers were never really on my radar, so to speak. I was familiar with tower disguises only I the realm of poorly made disguises: pathetic, sparse evergreen trees or water towers that appeared constructed out of cardboard. What was the sense in calling these builds "concealments" when they were the towers that seemed the most obvious? That's likely because a well-concealed tower isn't obvious.

Cogent inks TWC to IP interconnection deal, thanks net neutrality

Time Warner Cable and Cogent Communications have jointly announced that they've reached an interconnection deal.

NCTA: There is no need for FCC's DSTAC to produce a CableCard successor for set-tops

The NCTA has urged the FCC to reject calls for a new technology standard aimed at opening the pay-TV set-top market to devices sold at retail.

Supreme Court appears troubled about what to do with DirecTV class action suit

A class-action suit filed by a group of California DirecTV subscribers over early cancellation fees has presented a vexing issue for the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

T-Mobile, AT&T agree to swap PCS, AWS-1 airwaves to create larger contiguous spectrum blocks

AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US struck a deal to swap 1900 MHz PCS and AWS-1 spectrum licenses in various markets across the country.

Charter's acquisition of TWC and Bright House draw mostly positive comments

While Comcast's attempt to buy Time Warner Cable last year produced thousands of negative public comments, the input for Charter Communications' bid to purchase both TWC and Bright House Networks has so far drawn far less inflammatory reactions.