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Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"

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Julius Genachowski, the outgoing chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today touted his agency's record in promoting wireless competition over the last four years. And he warned that allowing AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the market leaders, to snap up all of the spectrum in an upcoming wireless auction...
Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"

AT&T Digs In Against Wireless Competition

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AT&T is set to add an unusually high number of wireless customers for the second quarter, reflecting efforts to ward off increasingly aggressive competitors in an already tight market....
AT&T Digs In Against Wireless Competition

I’ll Show You Competitive … AT&T Jacks iPhone Termination Fee

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The day after the Federal Communication Commission released its wireless competition report (it was the first year since 2003 that the agency didn’t declare the industry competitive) AT&T said it would raise the early-termination fee on smartphones including the iPhone from $175 to $325 as of June 1. This...
I’ll Show You Competitive … AT&T Jacks iPhone Termination Fee

Dish wants FCC to freeze its review of SoftBank's Sprint deal

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If you ran Dish, how would you get extra leverage when fighting Sprint for control of Clearwire? Try to put SoftBank's acquisition of Sprint on ice, that's how. The satellite TV provider has asked the FCC to pause its review process over "unresolved contingencies" with Sprint's proposed buyout of...
Dish wants FCC to freeze its review of SoftBank's Sprint deal

DOJ identifies lower frequency spectrum as key to wireless competition

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The Department of Justice has provided the FCC with new recommendations for governing spectrum auctions, and with a heavy emphasis on leveling the playing field, the findings are likely to draw the ire of AT&T and Verizon. In its briefing, the DOJ made its case that the nation's two...
DOJ identifies lower frequency spectrum as key to wireless competition
FCC gives Dish's proposed LTE network a thumbs up

T-Mobile CMO: subsidized pricing hurts wireless competition, undermines hardware value

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Could an end to unsubsidized smartphones be on its way for US carriers? If T-Mobile's Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman had his way, that familiar on-contract pricing would've gone the way of the Dodo a long time ago. Speaking at this week's GeekWire Summit in Seattle, the Magenta exec...
T-Mobile CMO: subsidized pricing hurts wireless competition, undermines hardware value

FCC Report Cites "Increasing Concentration" of Mobile Wireless

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In its 14th annual report to the United States Congress on wireless competition, the Federal Communications Commission said that far from diversifying, the sector is actually concentrating in fewer hands. Covering a period including 2008 and into 2009, the report, issued today, found that this concentration had increased 32 percent...
FCC Report Cites "Increasing Concentration" of Mobile Wireless

Wireless competition turned upside-down — In theory

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Are fewer competitors better for mobile broadband customers? Yes, according to the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, which says that when spectrum is used up, fewer firms lead to lower prices. The February study “turns the conventional view of wireless competition on its head,” according...
Wireless competition turned upside-down — In theory

Telus reportedly in talks to buy Mobilicity, spectrum likely to be the prize

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Canadians have been enjoying a minor renaissance in wireless competition since its AWS auction allowed a slew of smaller carriers to join the fray. Unfortunately, that diversity might be shrinking soon. The Globe and Mail reportedly has documents showing that Telus has been in active talks to buy Mobilicity...
Telus reportedly in talks to buy Mobilicity, spectrum likely to be the prize

Unlocking Legislation On The Way, Don't Get Too Excited

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Bipartisan bills in both chambers U.S. Congress are being introduced to reaffirm consumers' rights to unlock their cellular devices after contractual obligations have been fulfilled, but stop short of any serious, permanent change. The Senate version of the legislation is S. 517, the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act,...
Unlocking Legislation On The Way, Don't Get Too Excited

US Senators introduce bill to allow phone unlocking

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A group of US Senators, including Al Franken and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have introduced a bill that would restore rights to unlock phones after a contract has expired. Called the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, the legislation would undo a Library of Congress ruling from...
US Senators introduce bill to allow phone unlocking

Red Sox' David Ortiz Unleashes An Expletive During Televised Speech; FCC Says 'F**k It'

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At times, there's no one in a more unenviable position than the chairman of the FCC. When not dealing with larger issues like net neutrality and wireless competition, you're at the beck and call of every member of an Overly Concerned Citizens' Group that feels the need to start...
Red Sox' David Ortiz Unleashes An Expletive During Televised Speech; FCC Says 'F**k It'
Dish could boost wireless competition with $9B spectrum win from FCC
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