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Aviation Industry Pushes to Make C-Band Restrictions Permanent  

After the debacle surrounding the launch of C-band spectrum into the 5G networks of AT&T and Verizon earlier this year amid concerns about airplane interference, the FCC and the FAA (under guidance from the U.S. Department of Transportation) have worked hard to keep discussions between the two camps productive.   Impact: But now a new …

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Verizon’s Mobile Business Not Likely to Turn Around in Q3  

Anyone expecting a third quarter turnaround in Verizon’s mobile fortunes likely wasn’t happy with CEO Hans Vestberg’s recent admission that the carrier expects to lose phone customers again in Q3. Impact: For those counting, that means Verizon will have lost wireless retail postpaid phone customers in all three quarters so far in 2022 after losing …

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Shentel Reveals Big Fiber Plans During Q4 Earnings

The fiber buildout craze sweeping the country also extends to smaller regional players like Virginia-based Shentel, which has been implementing its own fiber deployment strategy under the Glo Fiber brand name across a four-state footprint. Impact: Shentel’s Glo Fiber service is currently active in 12 markets across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, including eight …

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Verizon’s Bold Play

Verizon’s announcement this week that it will launch a new video aggregation service called +play amounts to its current strategy on steroids. The carrier already partners with third-party streamers from Disney, AMC Networks, Sling TV, Discovery, and others to bolster its core wireless business, with the Disney bundle including Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ even coming …

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C-Band Deployment: Another Delay on the Road to Potential Resolution

After first rejecting a request from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson to delay the C-band deployments scheduled to start Jan. 5, 2022, AT&T and Verizon relented and agreed to a two-week delay. Impact: The delay until Jan. 19, 2022, is the second the two wireless carriers have agreed …

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