News of Note—Microsoft to expand Airband; Sprint’s VoIP court battle win and more

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Here are some other stories we're following today:

> Microsoft plans to expand its Airband program to an additional 1 million Americans by 2022. GeekWire article

> A U.S. appeals court upheld a $139.8 million jury verdict against Time Warner Cable in a VoIP-related patent battle with Sprint. Light Reading article

Mobile World Congress 2019

Attend the 2-Day Executive 5G Panel Series

FierceWireless is returning to Barcelona, Spain, during Mobile World Congress 2019 with a two-day Executive 5G Panel Series at the Fira Congress Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the MWC Convention Center. The panel events will take place on Feb. 25-26 and will cover 5G and The Fixed Wireless Access Opportunity, Taking 5G Indoors, and Making 5G Ubiquitous. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and hear from 5G leaders including Verizon, Vodafone, Orange, Sprint, NTT Docomo, Boingo Wireless, Qualcomm, and more over the course of two days.

Secure your spot at the event today! Now is your chance to join fellow industry professionals for networking and education. Registration information and the schedule can be found on the website here.

> Some initial reports indicated Metro by T-Mobile would charge a $15 fee for switching devices, but a T-Mobile representative later clarified that "All current Metro customers can now complete a device (IMEI) change free of charge by calling 611, *228 or 888-8metro8 and using our automated system.”

> Some Palo Alto, California, residents are calling on the city to repeal a decision allowing Verizon to install 11 new towers in residential neighborhoods. Inside Towers article

> Two Tier 1 North American operators signed new agreements with Transaction Network Services (TNS) to use its VoLTE Registry solution. Release

Article updated Dec. 6 to include statement from T-Mobile.