Supreme Court Rules In Favor of NextWave
Jan 27, 2003, 11:19 AM by (staff)
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning that bankrupt NextWave Telecom can keep valuable wireless licenses, rejecting attempts by the FCC to repossess and re-auction them. The high court, by a vote of 8-1, upheld an appeals court decision that found the agency's action had violated federal bankruptcy law. NextWave won the licenses at a 1996 auction but filed for bankruptcy protection before paying for them. Now NextWave can finish building a network or sell the licenses to other companies. It will free up wireless spectrum in dozens of crowded markets, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.
Appeals Court Upholds FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
Jun 14, 2016
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today upheld the FCC's 2015 net neutrality rules.
22 Attorneys General Sue to Block FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal
Jan 16, 2018
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today, along with the attorneys general of 20 other states and the District of Columbia, filed a petition to block the FCC's attempt to repeal net neutrality. The FCC voted in December to scrap Obama-era rules that prohibit internet service providers from prioritizing some web sites and services over others.
Washington State First to Approve Its Own Net Neutrality Rules
Mar 6, 2018
The State of Washington on Monday approved its own set of laws regulating net neutrality after the FCC voted in December to scrap such laws at the federal level. The law bans internet providers from throttling and/or blocking content, and also mandates that they make public their network management policies.
AT&T Ditching its Band 71 Licenses
Jan 7, 2018
AT&T is selling $1 billion worth of recently-acquired radio spectrum licenses to an obscure Virginia company, according to documents filed recently with the FCC. The spectrum in question is all (or nearly all) of the 600 MHz (band 71) licenses that AT&T acquired in an FCC auction just one year ago.
States Push to Have Net Neutrality Reinstated
Aug 21, 2018
The attorneys general from 22 states, plus the District of Columbia, have asked an appeals court to reinstate the Obama-era net neutrality rules that were stricken by the FCC in June. The states also want to ensure the Trump administration cannot prevent individual states from installing their own such rules.