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T-Mobile will pay Sprint's $200 million Lifeline penalty
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T-Mobile will pay Sprint's $200 million Lifeline penalty

Samuel Contreras 1

The FCC announced that T-Mobile will pay the U.S. Treasury $200 million due to Sprint's compliance with Lifeline rules. Sprint sold Lifeline service under the Assurance Wireless brand which provides free wireless service to low-income households. The rules were designed to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse of the Lifeline program including de-enrolling subscribers that haven't used their...

FCC could announce new net neutrality regulations
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FCC could announce new net neutrality regulations

John Callaham 102

A new report says that the Federal Communications Commission could propose a set of regulations Thursday that would support net neutrality for both fixed and mobile broadband service providers. The proposal is likely to be similar to the ones that President Barack Obama announced in November 2014. The Wall Street Journal reports that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will state that broadband...