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

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> 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.