Republic announces new pricing plans; T-Mobile buys 700 MHz in Chicago from AT&T's Leap

More wireless news from across the web:

> Following rumors that the carrier would do so, AT&T confirmed that it will increase the monthly data allotments on its $45 and $60 per month GoPhone plans. Release

> MVNO Republic Wireless announced its new "Republic 3.0" service pricing plans. Prepaid Phone News article

> Apple is reportedly planning to release an SDK for Siri as it builds a device similar to Amazon's Echo. 9to5Mac article

> Google confirmed its Nexus Player has been discontinued. The Verge article

> Verizon, Sprint and others are working -- at Google's urging -- to speed up the deployment of Android software updates. Bloomberg article

> The CEO of Deutsche Telekom, which owns 65 percent of T-Mobile US, said he expects to see the results of the FCC's incentive auction in the second half of this year. Reuters article

> AT&T CEO Glenn Lurie met with various FCC officials about a number of topics including special access and 24 GHz spectrum. FCC filing

> Samsung and SK Telecom said they will build a LoRa network in South Korea. MWL article

> T-Mobile said it purchased 700 MHz A Block spectrum from AT&T's Leap subsidiary covering 10.9 million people in the Chicago metro area. The carrier said that, following the close of this latest deal, it will own 700 MHz A Block spectrum covering all of the top 10 U.S. markets and 269 million Americans. The transaction is T-Mobile's 23rd such spectrum purchase in two years. Release

Telecom News

> Frontier Communications may be weathering revenue declines in its wireless backhaul business, but the service provider sees opportunities to leverage its FiOS footprint to provide fiber-based services for small cells and 5G wireless. Article

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

Online Video News

> Tom Christie, Showtime Networks' COO, said there is "very little evidence" of the company's new OTT service cannibalizing the company's existing Showtime channel. Hot Seat

> Netflix is setting its lineup for the summer and well into the fall, with a slate of exclusive content scheduled thanks to its relationship with Disney and its related properties -- a deal that will lock out Starz and Amazon from new Disney movies and potentially make the ongoing content licensing battle red hot. Article

Installer News

> While it services just over 100 towers today, Cable One is looking to aggressively expand its cellular backhaul business, said the MSO's CEO, Thomas Might. Article

> Dycom reported $664.6 million in contract revenue for its fiscal third quarter, and the company said much of that growth was due to top customers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon ramping up wireline deployments to meet increasing network capacity demands. Article

European Wireless News

> Tele2 said it planned to build a network based on the Long Range (LoRa) standard in Greater Gothenburg to connect low power devices as part of the Internet of Things (IoT). Article

Cable News

> After upping the data limit in its usage-based pricing trial markets to 1 terabyte per month, Comcast is also limiting the amount of overage charges to $200. Article

And finally… Actor Shia LaBeouf is using Twitter to hitchhike across the United States. Article