Federal spectrum sharing advocates finally got what they wished for: President Obama is directing federal agencies to maximize spectrum efficiency through greater sharing of federal spectrum with commercial users in a memo released Fri. While the wireless industry may be skeptical about how the idea will technically work, cable—hungry for more spectrum for WiFi—gave it a thumbs up. More details here.

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GSN and Cablevision filed a joint motion for continuance of an FCC administrative law judge hearing slated to begin next month.
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House and Senate members overseeing spectrum issues were quick to applaud the White House spectrum initiative.

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Verizon and AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh have reached an agreement to restore the RSN for Fios customers in the Pittsburgh and

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