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Colorado Pulls Out of Lawsuit Attempting to Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Reuters is reporting that Colorado has become the second state to pull out of a lawsuit seeking to stop T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed merger. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted last week to approve the merger, following the Department of Justice signing off on the deal in July. Despite the government’s approval, nearly 20 states …

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FCC Approves T-Mobile and Sprint Merger But Opposition Remains

CNBC is reporting that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to approve the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. While the deal had earlier received approval from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the FCC’s approval is one of the final steps needed before the merger is finalized. The FCC’s commissioners voted along party lines to …

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T-Mobile and Sprint get FCC approval to merge in 3-2 party-line vote

Enlarge / Federal Communication Commission Republican members (L-R) Brendan Carr, Michael O’Rielly, and Chairman Ajit Pai participate in a discussion during the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 23, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. The Federal Communications Commission has voted 3-2 to approve T-Mobile’s acquisition of Sprint, an FCC spokesperson confirmed to Ars today. Republican …

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Qualcomm Chips Central to Wave of 5G Home Internet Devices

While Apple may be looking to end their dependence on Qualcomm, the future is looking bright for the semiconductor company. In a press release issued today, Qualcomm announced that Netgear, LG, Sharp and Samsung are among 30+ companies building plug-and-play home internet gear based on Qualcomm’s 5G chips. According to the FCC, some 19 million …

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Appeal Court Rules on Net Neutrality: Both Sides Declare Victory

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled on the controversial net neutrality rollbacks passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In 2018 the FCC moved to deregulate the broadband and telecommunications industries, setting off a battle that has repercussions for the very core of the Internet. At the heart of the …

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We Want America To Be the Leader in 5G, Says FCC Chairman

“We want America to be the leader in 5G,” says FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. “We want to put the building blocks in place so that we can have the possible fastest network so all applications can operate at scale. We think America is the best home for this innovation and investment. If we get it …

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This Is Not Going To Stand!

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai blasted robocallers today in an interview on Fox Business. He said that the FCC has taken aggressive regulatory action and has told the Justice Department that robocalling in one of the FCC’s top consumer protection priorities: “We need you to make this an issue to send a signal to all of …

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We Want America to Lead the World in 5G

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently talked about the upcoming White House meeting which Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint are all expected to attend. The FCC Chairman says that it’s vital that we eliminate the local regulatory hurdles that are currently preventing 5G from being implemented in the US. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai via CNBC’s Squawk on …

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The Death of Net Neutrality and What it Means for Consumers

It finally happened. The repeal of net neutrality laws by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took effect on Monday. According to the FCC, the repeal will put an end to the “unnecessary, heavy-handed regulations” implemented by the previous administration and move forward with “common-sense regulations that will promote investment and broadband deployment.” Net neutrality died …

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Did Senate Democrats Really Save Net Neutrality? The House Has Yet to Vote

The US Senate voted on Wednesday to save net neutrality. The chambers used the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to stop the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to undo regulations regarding Internet usage set during the term of President Barack Obama. The bill was passed with a 52 to 47 vote, with the Democrats and Independents …

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Net Neutrality Rules Set to Expire on June 11

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that net neutrality protections will be repealed on June 11, 30 days after the notice was filed on Thursday. Alongside the expiration, new rules governing Internet service providers will also take effect. According to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, previous rules were deemed as “utility-styled and heavy-handed.” He also …

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Net Neutrality Repeal Takes Effect in April, States are Fighting Back with Last-Minute Lawsuits

The days of net neutrality are numbered. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally set April 23 as the date when the Obama-era regulations will cease to take effect according to a copy of the order published on Thursday with the Federal Register. But of course, various net neutrality supporters are not going to take …

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