Phil Goldstein

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FCC under fire for collection of proposed fines against AT&T, TracFone and others

Despite issuing headline-grabbing fines of $100 million in June against AT&T Mobility for throttling its unlimited data plan customers, around $100 million against nearly a dozen firms for defrauding the Lifeline program and $35 million against a Chinese company for selling illegal wireless jamming equipment, the FCC has yet to collect any of that money.

A very fond Fierce farewell

FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein bids goodbye in his final column and reflects on how the wireless industry has changed in the last seven years.

Analysts: AT&T's 2015 wireless capex likely will be down 21% from 2014

Evercore ISI analysts said in a report that if AT&T winds up spending $9 billion on wireless network capital expenditures in 2015 that would represent a 20.9 percent year-over-year reduction in spending, "far worse than our initial expectations after T announced a reduced capex outlook roughly a year ago."