The West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) released $29.1 million to Frontier Communications from two separate escrow accounts, comprising $23.7 million from a service-quality escrow account and another $5.4 million from a broadband escrow account. The PSC established the two escrow accounts in 2010 as part of Frontier’s acquisition of Verizon markets in that state. Verizon funded a service quality account at $72.4 million, and Frontier pledged $48 million toward broadband deployment in a separate account. The money reimburses Frontier for investments it already has made in its network…Apriva, a provider of secure end-to-end wireless transaction and information solutions, says its Apriva ISS division won a contract modification from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to enhance its Multi Carrier Entry Point (MCEP) Gateway, thus enabling the Department of Defense to deliver classified voice and data communications to commercially available smartphones. To foster cost savings and faster deployment of commercial technology for voice communications, DISA adopted the National Security Agency’s initiative for Mobility Commercial Solutions for Classified, which focuses on using such commercial off-the-shelf technology as Android devices coupled with best-of-breed encryption and mobile security software to enable a secure voice solution that can keep up with technology and still be affordable.

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The FCC adopted a NPRM seeking comment on how to maximize efficient use of the 500MHz of mid-band spectrum available in the 12.2-12.7GHz band. The hope of the proceeding is to further a conversation as to

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