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FCC chair: New net neutrality rules coming

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler said in a statement today that the FCC won’t challenge the appellate court ruling in Verizon v. FCC that struck down key parts of the commission’s Open Internet Order, which was designed to ensure net neutrality. However, he said that the FCC is interested in preserving net neutrality going forward, just… Read More

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Sprint steps back from T-Mobile deal following regulators’ public opposition

Sprint executives are reconsidering their bid for T-Mobile following regulatory pressure, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. While Sprint always knew getting a merger approved would be an uphill battle, unnamed sources familiar with the matter told the WSJ that the company wasn’t expecting a strong, swift and very public opposition from regulators. … Read More

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AT&T exec blasts FCC over T-Mobile call center closures

AT&T appears to still be smarting over its failed $39 billion bid for T-Mobile USA, a deal that fell apart last December under intense government scrutiny. Now, some of those feelings are being aired via a blog post from AT&T’s Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president of external and legislative affairs. And the reason for… Read More

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Microsoft, Facebook support AT&T’s T-Mobile acquisition

[Updated with text of letter below.] Microsoft and Facebook are among eight technology companies that filed a letter tonight in support of AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, as first reported by the New York Times tonight. The gist of their argument: The deal is the best way to expand AT&T’s network capacity… Read More