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  • Microsoft  on Monday will try to convince U.S. regulators that vacant television airwaves can be used for wireless services without interfering with broadcast signals, The Washington Post reported.

  • The Federal Communications Commission voted 4-1 to adopt a key "open access" resolution supported by search giant Google  when a new wireless spectrum is auctioned in January, what could be a significant blow to wireless leaders AT&T and Verizon.The auction could raise as much as $15 billion.

  • Web search leader Google said Friday that it would participate in an upcoming wireless spectrum auction if the U.S. Federal Communications Commission added a key condition.

  • In a major victory for TV networks, a U.S. appeals court Monday overruled federal regulators who decided that expletives uttered on broadcast television violated decency standards.

  • A U.S. appeals court overruled regulators who decided that expletives uttered on broadcast television violated decency standards, a major victory for TV networks.

  • The price of satellite radio offered by a merged Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio would be less than subscribing separately to both services, Sirius' chief executive Mel Karmazin said on Wednesday.

  • A long-delayed buyout deal between AT&T and BellSouth may close as early as tomorrow, CNBC's David Faber reported.

  • AT&T's proposed buyout of BellSouth was thrown into doubt Monday when Robert McDowell, a member of the Federal Communications Commission and a former telecommunications industry lobbyist, said he will not be voting on the deal.

  • AT&T proposed buyout of BellSouth was thrown into doubt when Robert McDowell, a member of the FCC and a former telecommunications industry lobbyist, said he is excluding himself from participation in the agency's deliberations on the deal.