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Wireless Auction Ends With Nearly $45 Billion in Bids

Wireless companies bid nearly $45 billion for airwaves in the Federal Communications Commission’s largest ever auction of wireless spectrum.

It took 341 rounds of bidding, but the auction finally concluded Thursday morning at a record-setting sum. 149 more words

Mobile

On net neutrality, Internet providers are betrayed by one of their own

At CES, hinted that he wants to craft broadband rules based on the ones that apply to cellular voice, which is a common carrier service but doesn’t face rate regulation. 73 more words

Streaming Policy & Ethics

FCC Chair calls for 'just and reasonable' rules for broadband

LAS VEGAS — FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday called for an open Internet that protects innovators and consumers while also making sure Internet service providers (ISPs) retain economic incentives to continue building better networks. 756 more words

Google, Wireless Industry Not Down With Marriott’s Wi-Fi Blocking Plan

Microsoft and Google don’t agree on much, but they’ve presented a united front against the hotel industry, which is trying to convince government regulators to give them the option of blocking guests from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots. 576 more words

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