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8th Floor Expected to Get Array of Proposed C-Band Plan Stakeholder Asks

The FCC is likely to face a variety of suggested changes to its C-band clearing and auction order on the February agenda (see 2002050057), including arguments for limits on spectrum aggregation and trying to ensure earth station repacking…Subscribe to Read >>

Experts Weigh Coming 9th Circuit Chip Monopoly Decision

SAN FRANCISCO -- Observers are split on whether the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will side with the FTC or Qualcomm in a key tech antitrust decision expected in the coming months (see 2002130058). Qualcomm, Intel, Ericsson…Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Broadcast Ownership Report Uses Old Data, Say Starks and Others

The FCC’s latest broadcast ownership data shows falling minority and female ownership in 2017 and is already 3 years old, said Commissioner Geoffrey Starks and groups opposed to media consolidation, about Friday’s report. “To effectively address the lack…Subscribe to Read >>

Road to More State Small-Cells Laws May Toughen as Industry Pushes

The wireless industry is making another push for small-cells laws, after 28 states and Puerto Rico enacted them over the past four years. Remaining states should “take notice that they might be left behind if they don’t get with…Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

FCC Focusing on Set Incentive Fees for Licensees to Give Up C-Band Licenses

The FCC is pressing satellite operators in the C band to accept a compromise, under which they would be compensated for leaving the spectrum, but with a fixed fee, regardless of how much money comes in through an auction…Read More >>

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