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T-Mobile merger could cost Sprint double their original bid

Sprint’s proposed merger with T-Mobile may be reaching a fork in the road. Today we learn that the original bid Sprint was said to put forth for T-Mobile may need to be quite a bit larger. Conflicting reports suggest Sprint is either mulling their decision or close to getting financial backing, but one thing is certain: it still needs FCC and DOJ approval.

FCC proposes that text-to-911 be implemented by end of 2014

Sometimes, a 911 call is necessary, but difficult to make. It could be an uncomfortable or dangerous situation, or perhaps the reception is just too poor. In instances like those, it’s usually possible to eek out a text message, which is why the FCC is supporting text-to-911. The technology, which has been in the works for a while, may be standard by the end of the year.

Group asks the FCC to limit Verizon and AT&T’s options in upcoming spectrum auction

A group of smaller carriers have banded together to ask the FCC to place restrictions on Verizon and AT&T in an upcoming spectrum auction. The group, made up of some familiar names as well as a rag-tag bunch of also-ran carriers, is asking that the FCC do something about the two domestic behemoths. The group worries that having such a widespread portfolio will hurt them as well as consumers.

Two new Lenovo tablets pass through FCC

The FCC has approved two new Lenovo tablets, the A5500 and A7600. Though light on details, there is some info available for the A5500. We can hopefully glean some idea of what the other will offer comparatively, but it’s still early days for these two.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo spotted in FCC filing

This isn't the first we have seen on the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, however short of an official nod from Samsung, this is a slightly different mention from the last. This time around we are seeing the handset as it makes an appearance with the FCC. The filing doesn't offer much in the way of specifics, but it does pave the way for a potential US release. Not to mention, we have already seen those specs in earlier leaks.

FCC faces setback in net neutrality case

In a US Appeals Court, the FCC lost their case regardning net neutrality. The court has essentially deemed that all ISP’s are not created equally, and shouldn’t be treated that way, either. It’s a poignant step backwards in the FCC’s efforts to have the web on common ground, but probably not the end of the journey.

AT&T ZTE Blade G LTE tipped from FCC filing

ZTE already dropped a bit of a teaser in terms of what can be expected during CES, however it looks like another handset has surfaced. This latest is called the ZTE Blade G LTE and judging from the pictures included in the FCC filing -- this one will be heading towards AT&T. We obviously need an official announcement for the compete picture, however the filing did include the user manual which gave some of the basics.
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