Not all delays are bad, at least not according to the FCC and many observers when it comes to the incentive spectrum auction originally expected by year-end ’14. New agency head Tom Wheeler indicated in a blog post that the auction is likely to happen in mid-’15. Read on for the reasons for the delay, industry reactions to the new timeline and M&A chatter.

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AT&T, Others Take on FCC Over Opening of 6GHz Band

AT&T , utility providers and others took on the FCC Friday at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals over the Commission’s unanimous decision in 2020 to open the 6GHz band for unlicensed users.

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