Tag Archives: FCC

FCC now seeking comment from those affected by T-Mobile network outage

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said that he planned to investigate T-Mobile’s recent network outage, which he called “unacceptable”, and now the FCC wants to hear from you about what happened. The FCC is now seeking comments from the public on the T-Mobile outage that happened on June 15. Specifically, the agency wants to know things like how T-Mo customers learned about the outage, if T-Mobile’s communication was timely and effective, if customers were able to send … [read full article]

T-Mobile wants California PUC to ease some requirements related to Sprint merger

Getting approval for their merger from the California Public Utilities Commission was one of the last hurdles T-Mobile and Sprint had to clear for their deal to get done earlier this year. The CPUC did eventually green light the deal with several conditions attached, but now T-Mo wants some of those requirements to be eased up. Today T-Mobile sent a letter to the CPUC asking it to relax three of the conditions tied to its … [read full article]

FCC Chairman launching investigation into ‘unacceptable’ T-Mobile network outage

T-Mobile suffered a major nationwide outage today that’s still affecting some customers hours after it began. And now the FCC Chairman says he’s going to look into what’s happened. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced tonight that the FCC is launching an investigation into today’s T-Mobile network outage. “The T-Mobile network outage is unacceptable,” Pai tweeted. “The FCC is launching an investigation. We’re demanding answers — and so are American consumers.” None of the other FCC commissioners … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Dish Network bicker over extension of 600MHz spectrum loan

With T-Mobile and Dish Network coming to an agreement that helped get the T-Mo-Sprint merger done and Dish lending T-Mobile its 600MHz spectrum during the coronavirus pandemic, some might think that the two companies are pretty friendly. But a new FCC filing suggests that they might not be quite as chummy as some thought. T-Mobile recently submitted a filing with the FCC to ask for an extension on the agreement that’s allowing T-Mo to use … [read full article]

T-Mobile won’t charge late fees or disconnect customers affected by COVID-19 through June 30

Around a month and a half ago, T-Mobile announced that it was taking the FCC’s Keep Americans Connected pledge, which meant that for 60 days it would not charge late fees or terminate service for any customers unable to pay their bill due to the coronavirus. Those 60 days are nearly over, so T-Mo is re-upping its commitment. T-Mobile says that it’s extending its FCC pledge through June 30. This means that through that date, … [read full article]

T-Mobile asks FCC for permission to operate on 2.5GHz band in Philadelphia

A new filing submitted by T-Mobile to the FCC this week has revealed the carrier’s desire to use 2.5GHz spectrum in Philadelphia. In an application filed with the FCC, T-Mobile says it’d like special temporary authority (STA) to operate on the 2570-2630MHz band in Philadelphia that’s currently licensed or leased to Sprint or one of Sprint’s affiliates. Sprint has already consented to T-Mo’s use of the spectrum. T-Mobile explains that this STA will allow it to test … [read full article]

T-Mobile and other US carriers pledge to waive late fees due to coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, companies from around the broadband and wireless industries have pledged to help keep consumers connected. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the Keep Americans Connected Pledge this week, which has companies make three commitments to ensure that people can stay online even if they encounter issues paying their bill during the coronavirus pandemic. For the next 60 days, the companies who agreed to this pledge must: Not terminate service to any residential … [read full article]

FCC 5G mmWave auction results show T-Mobile spent $873 million on spectrum licenses

The FCC today published the results of its 5G mmWave spectrum auction, and the results are a bit different than what some had predicted. Auction 103 saw the FCC offer a total of 3,400 megahertz of spectrum, which is the most spectrum ever offered in an auction. The airwaves up for auction were in the Upper 37GHz, 39GHz, and 47GHz bands. T-Mobile spent a total of $872.8 million in the auction and won 2,384 spectrum licenses … [read full article]

FCC mmWave spectrum auction ends with nearly $7.6 billion in bids

A major FCC spectrum auction came to an end this week. Auction 103 closed on March 5th, nearly three months after it opened. The auction included a total of 3,400 megahertz of spectrum, which is the most ever offered in an auction. Participants were bidding on millimeter wave spectrum in the upper 37GHz, 39GHz, and 49GHz bands. In total, the auction brought in $7.57 billion. Right now there’s no official info on how much spectrum each … [read full article]

FCC fines U.S. carriers over sale of customer location data, T-Mobile faces $91 million fine

As expected, the FCC has officially proposed fines against T-Mobile and the other major U.S. carriers over the sale of customer location data. The FCC announced today that T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon will all face fines for “apparently selling access to their customers’ location information without taking reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to that information.” T-Mobile is facing the largest fine of the four carriers with a proposed fine of more than $91 … [read full article]