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Surprise! Dish Network emerges as major wireless player after FCC auction

AT&T and Verizon are big winners in the record-breaking wireless auction, but it's Dish Network that walks away with an unexpectedly large swath of spectrum. What will it do with it?

By January 31, 2015

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Sorry, your broadband Internet technically isn't broadband anymore

The FCC has raised the benchmark for broadband speed to 25 megabits per second, above the speed that many Americans receive with their home connection.

By January 29, 2015

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FCC rakes in $45 billion from wireless spectrum auction

The record-breaking auction highlights the demand for high-speed wireless service and signals strong promise for the upcoming auction of TV broadcast spectrum.

By January 29, 2015

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President's broadband push pits FCC against states

President Obama gave the FCC his blessing this week to use its regulatory authority to pre-empt state laws prohibiting cities and towns from building broadband networks, but the agency will face opposition.

By January 17, 2015

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Sprint backs FCC on reclassifying broadband as utility

In a surprise move, Sprint counters its industry brethren by saying the FCC's plan won't prevent it from further investing in its broadband network.

By January 16, 2015

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Net fix: Who's to blame for the Net neutrality mess? Look to Verizon

Verizon fought hard to overturn 2010 rules governing Internet access. But it now faces the possibility that the FCC will impose even stricter regulations than the ones it had thrown out.

By January 15, 2015

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Net Fix: FCC chief on solving the Open Internet puzzle (Q&A)

With a vote looming on new rules for Internet access, Tom Wheeler talks candidly with CNET News in an exclusive interview about legal challenges, President Obama's role and being the butt of late-night TV jokes.

By January 14, 2015

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How your out-of-date, unsexy smartphone can save you money

Wireless providers like AT&T and Verizon are finally offering subscribers an incentive not to upgrade to the latest, greatest phones. Here's how to take advantage of the change.

By January 11, 2015

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Mark your calendars: FCC to hold Net neutrality vote on Feb. 26

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announces the date to a CES crowd, indicating that the proposal on the table will include reclassifying broadband as a utility.

By January 7, 2015

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T-Mobile continues to steal customers from rivals

It's still a long way from overtaking AT&T and Verizon, but the brash carrier chalks up another strong quarter of customer additions.

By January 7, 2015