Tag Archives: FCC

FCC wants to meet with T-Mobile regarding Binge On

Earlier this year, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler described T-Mobile’s Binge On service as “highly innovative and highly competitive” during a time that others were suggesting that Binge On could violate net neutrality. Now, though, the FCC wants to speak with T-Mo about the service. The FCC today sent a letter to T-Mobile, AT&T, and Comcast, telling the companies that it wants more … [read full article]

FCC approves T-Mobile-Verizon spectrum swap despite Sirius XM objection

Earlier this year, Verizon and T-Mobile entered into an agreement to swap some AWS and PCS spectrum licenses. Radio provider Sirius objected the swap, saying that T-Mobile’s AWS cell sites were causing interference for its subscribers in some large markets, but today the FCC shot down that objection. In a decision released today, the FCC explained that Sirius did not provide sufficient evidence that Verizon and T-Mobile’s spectrum … [read full article]

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler weighs in on T-Mobile Binge On and net neutrality

Right after Binge On was announced, there were concerns that it might be a violation of net neutrality. Some folks say that it could change how people use video streaming services and reduce a provider’s user base or cause them to miss out on gaining users simply because they’re not included with Binge On. Now FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has weighed in on the matter. During [read full article]

AT&T and T-Mobile agree to spectrum swap

Often when we mention AT&T and T-Mobile together, it’s because one company is throwing shade at another, like when AT&T recently said T-Mo was offering Wi-Fi calling in defiance of FCC rules. Today, though, I get to report on the two carriers actually coming to an agreement. FCC filings show that AT&T and T-Mobile have agreed to swap PCS and AWS-1 spectrum licenses scattered throughout the US. These swaps, … [read full article]

Tom Wheeler pushes against T-Mobile request for 40MHz reserve in 600MHz auction

News this morning from the Commission states that Tom Wheeler, the FCC’s chairman, is pushing against T-Mo’s request to raise the spectrum reserve in next year’s low-band auction. In a blog post today, Wheeler stated the following: “While some parties have petitioned the Commission to increase the size of the reserve, the draft Order on Reconsideration I am circulating today would maintain the reserve size at the current level. The draft … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s latest #DefeatDuopoly video is just plain awesome

As you will undoubtedly know by now, T-Mobile is going to be taking part in one of the biggest wireless spectrum auctions America has ever seen. The 600MHz incentive auction is due to kick off next year and as things stand, the two biggest carriers look likely to swoop up the majority of the spectrum. As they did in the AWS-3 spectrum auction last year. While AT&T and Verizon are lobbying hard to … [read full article]

FCC chief to recommend voting against T-Mobile’s request for more reserve spectrum at auction

According to a report on Bloomberg, the FCC is likely to reject the request made by T-Mobile to reserve more spectrum for smaller carriers/companies and next year’s incentive auction. “Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler will recommend the agency deny T-Mobile’s request, according to two people familiar with briefings agency officials have given industry representatives. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the meetings weren’t public.” Last year, T-Mobile – and … [read full article]

John Legere: Don’t let Dumb and Dumber bulldoze American wireless consumers

In his latest vlog published just a few hours ago, John Legere pleads with American wireless consumers not to let AT&T and Verizon (Dumb and Dumber) get in the way of a competitive low-band spectrum auction. As you almost certainly know by now, T-Mobile is due to take part in a 600MHz spectrum auction next year. If successful, T-Mobile could land some valuable low-band spectrum to help expand its coverage in to rural … [read full article]