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Pai Sets July Vote for C-Band Item

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[Source: Broadcasting & Cable] …[FCC Chairman Ajit Pai] also said that, “when it comes to low-band spectrum,” the post-incentive auction transition process for that 600 MHz spectrum is going “very well indeed.” That includes the biggest auction winner, T-Mobile, already using is spectrum–it has paid some broadcasters who gave up spectrum in the auction to…

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Can The T-Mobile — Sprint Combination Challenge Cable Operators?

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[Source: Forbes] …If T-Mobile and Sprint are able to close their merger (which could face regulatory headwinds) the combined entity will have both T-Mobile’s recently acquired 600 MHz spectrum as well as Sprint’s deep portfolio of 2.5 GHz resources for 5G deployment. This is in contrast with other carriers, who intend to roll out services…

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LG G7 ThinQ priced at $750 in the U.S.; pre-orders to start May 25th with a BOGO deal from T-Mobile

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[Source: PhoneArena] …The LG G7 ThinQ is a big deal to T-Mobile customers because it will support the low-frequency 600MHz spectrum that the nation’s third largest wireless provider paid billions for at last year’s FCC auction. And low-frequency airwaves travel farther and penetrate buildings better. T-Mobile plans on releasing about a dozen phones this year…

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Flush with spectrum-sale dollars, a Pennsylvania PBS station is doubling down on a different kind of local news

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[Source: Nieman Lab] Hailed as a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for local TV stations, the FCC’s spectrum auction last year drove billions of dollars to hundreds of broadcasters across the country. The windfall of cash came from wireless carriers seeking infrastructure for more powerful networks, and now the proceeds are landing in the stations’ bank accounts. So…

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T-Mobile Prices the LG G7 ThinQ at $750

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[Source: PhoneScoop] …Notably, the G7 ThinQ supports T-Mobile’s 600 MHz spectrum, on which the carrier is deploying LTE across the nation. The phone supports 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM for fast wireless performance. During the pre-sale period, T-Mobile is offering a buy-one, get-one deal on the LG G7 ThinQ. Both phones will need to be…

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Here’s Where You Need a Band 71 Phone to Boost T-Mobile Coverage

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[Source: PC Magazine] T-Mobile’s new 600MHz network has been spreading like wildfire. The carrier says it has lit up more than 800 cities and towns with the new “extended range” Band 71 LTE, and that’s changing the carrier’s reputation for lacking rural coverage in much of America. In cooperation with Ookla Speedtest and T-Mobile, we…

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Chairman Pai Testimony Before Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

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[Source: Benton / FCC] “…we note the need for an upward adjustment to the auction spending cap to enable the Commission to meet the FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Omnibus) requirement to establish new programs related to the post-incentive auction transition. The Commission’s fiscally responsible request will provide the resources necessary to advance the FCC’s critical…

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David Goldman Exiting House E&C

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[Source: Multichannel News] …[Congressman Frank] Pallone… [cited Goldman’s] critical expertise and strategic guidance on efforts including helping speed through the RAY BAUM’s Act, which among other things freed up more money for the broadcast incentive auction. Committee chairman Marsha Blackburn also gave Goldman a shout-out for a job well done, and there was a round of…

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The New Reality of Wireless Frequency Coordination

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[Source: Radio World] The 600 MHz wireless spectrum auction has come and gone, taking some television stations off the air, forcing more than a thousand others to relocate, and causing repercussions that are starting to trickle all the way down to wireless device users. It was already apparent that owners of equipment operating in the…

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Sprint Reveals 3 More 5G Cities, Promises ‘Cool’ 5G Phone & Small Cell

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[Source: Light Reading] …On its own, Sprint will need to support 2.5GHz, 1.9GHz and 800MHz for 3G, 4G and 5G. It won’t need to layer in support for millimeter wave (28GHz/39GHz) or T-Mobile’s 600MHz low-band either. Sprint isn’t saying exactly what speeds it expects from its initial network. Crull did say he speeds of around…

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