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New FCC Rules Aim to End Robocalls

May 27, 2015 2:30 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Commission on Wednesday began circulating a new proposal that looks to protect Americans from unwanted robocalls, spam text messages, and telemarketing calls. The heart of the new rules...

CCA Urges Copyright Office to Extend Legal Unlocking Rules

May 27, 2015 11:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The issue is near and dear to the hearts of CCA's carrier members, as customers looking to leave...

Obama Again Nominates Rosenworcel for Commissioner

May 21, 2015 10:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Rosenworcel has been a staunch advocate for the FCC's recently passed Open Internet rules, as...

AT&T Proposes Quick Clearing of 600 MHz

May 20, 2015 11:36 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T is specifically referring to things like low-power television, translators and...

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FCC Denies Stay of Title II for ISPs

May 11, 2015 10:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The petitions came from trade groups representing the cable and wireless industries. CTIA and USTelecom, representing the wireless carriers, had asked the FCC to hold on implementing the new classification...

Court Rules Against Collection of Phone Records

May 7, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The court did not move to stop the collection of phone records, stating that the pending expiration of the Section would force a legislative debate on the matter. 

Wheeler Confident FCC Will Beat Title II Lawsuits

May 4, 2015 12:21 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Wheeler said that part of the reason the FCC decided to move on the Open Internet rules was the overwhelming public response in the form of 4 million online comments, of which he said about three quarters...

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U.S. to Open Up About Phone Tracking

May 4, 2015 10:58 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The FBI has begun obtaining warrants before using the devices...                                                                                                                                               

Rural Broadband Gets A Push from $1.65B in New Funds

April 29, 2015 4:39 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The offer to the rural operations of the largest telecom providers, also known as price cap carriers, would provide ongoing support for networks that can deliver broadband at speeds of at least...

Senate Leaders Propose Extending NSA Phone Records Storage

April 22, 2015 10:35 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The bill by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and intelligence committee chairman Richard Burr would bypass...                                                                                                        

Tech Industry Struggles to Address Patent Trolls

April 14, 2015 10:44 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Congress is expected to take up legislation this year that would make it tougher for patent trolls to claim patent infringement, and put them on the hook for legal costs if they lose. 

FCC's Title II Rules Effective June 12, New Lawsuit Filed

April 13, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new rules are already under fire. Industry trade group USTelecom and Alamo Broadband have both launched initial requests for courts to review the rules. 

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Sprint Slapped with Fine for Overcharging Government

April 13, 2015 9:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The settlement announced late Thursday revolves around a dispute about how Sprint Communications Inc. billed the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and...

Judge Overturns AT&T Claim of Exemption from FTC Lawsuit

April 6, 2015 11:37 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission sued AT&T last October due to the company selling its customers so-called “unlimited” data plans that in effect reduced those customer’s data speeds by up to 90 percent.

T-Mobile Found Guilty of Labor Law Violations

March 19, 2015 3:30 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The NLRB said the case showed how management at T-Mobile worked to suppress workers from organizing through "unlawful corporate policies issued from the highest levels of the company." 

Wheeler Denies 'Secret' Instructions from White House on Title II

March 17, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Wheeler's comments come as the Commission late last week finally published the full 400-page document that outlines the details of the new Open Internet rules.

Order in the Court: Why the Title II Debate Must Be Had Now

March 12, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Articles | Comments

Lawyers from AT&T and Verizon are likely poring over the just released 400-page document before they ask their clients for the go-ahead signatures to take the issue to the courts.

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Verizon Blasts Sprint and T-Mobile's Spectrum Narrative

March 11, 2015 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a new policy blog, Verizon slams the idea that it and AT&T dominated the recent AWS-3 auction, arguing that...

Wall Street Unbothered by Title II Vote

February 27, 2015 9:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Market response to the new regulations was muted, however, probably because the adoption of the new rules had been expected. And the FCC's decision is expected to trigger industry lawsuits that could take...          

ISPs Fall Under Title II After 3-2 FCC Vote

February 26, 2015 12:28 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new rules will ban paid prioritization agreements; outlaw the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services and will apply to wireless providers. 

Republican Lawmakers Scrap Internet Bill Ahead of FCC Vote

February 25, 2015 11:43 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Republicans were championing a bill that would have given the FCC certain powers to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs) but would have stopped short of...

Republican Commissioners Ask for Delay of Vote on Title II

February 24, 2015 10:25 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a letter to the Chairman, Pai and O'Rielly asked that the entirety of Wheeler's 332-page plan be released to the public and then be subject to...              

Snowden Leak Implicates NSA in Hacking of Gemalto SIM Cards

February 20, 2015 9:18 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

Gemalto said in a statement Friday it could not immediately confirm the reported hack and "had no prior knowledge that these agencies were conducting...                      

Senators Push Wi-Fi Innovation Act to Senate

February 10, 2015 2:25 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), and cosponsored by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA).

Big Fine in China Hurts Qualcomm’s Earnings Outlook

February 9, 2015 4:38 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Qualcomm said it was disappointed with the results of the investigation, but added that was pleased that the NDRC has reviewed and...                                                   

FCC Ups Maximum Opening Bids for Incentive Auction

February 6, 2015 12:42 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The FCC's Incentive Auction Task Force has updated information on the upcoming 2016 broadcast incentive auction and the value of broadcasters' spectrum holidings...                                               

Just the Facts: Net Neutrality and What It All Means

February 5, 2015 10:23 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer: | News | Comments

This principle of fairness, known as "net neutrality," will go up for a vote on Feb. 26 among the FCC's five commissioners. But what does "net neutrality" really mean to you?

Update: Wheeler Goes Nuclear with Title II Announcement

February 4, 2015 11:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The opening salvo in what could be the biggest war the wireless industry has ever seen was just launched Thursday by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler....                      

FCC Knocks AT&T with Fine for Illegal Operations

February 2, 2015 10:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Enforcement Bureau said it examined the licensing history of approximately 250 AT&T stations and determined that...                                      

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