CTIA and Verizon are voicing their support for Universal Service Fund (USF) reform after a hearing yesterday on a bill sponsored by Rep. Rick Boucher, (D-Va.), and Rep. Lee Terry, (R-Neb.)
The two agencies in charge of the Obama administration's broadband stimulus program have announced plans to streamline the process and the remaining funding in just one round, instead of two.
For telco CFOs, going green must serve the overriding goal of making money for their shareholders. As such, energy - electricity, mainly - has significant direct costs for telcos, and these costs are rising, in some cases dramatically.
Google yesterday submitted its response to the FCC's inquiry about Google Voice, saying it will now restrict calls to fewer than 100 specific phone numbers.
The decision by the NTIA to delay the payout of the first broadband stimulus grants until December came as bad news for rural WiMAX providers counting on the funds.
CTIA and carriers are coming out in support of Sen. Jay Rockefeller's (D.W.V.) introduction of the Distracted Driving Prevention Act of 2009, which seeks to ban texting while driving.
Reviewing the FCC's proposed rules on net neutrality.
CTIA has a friend working on its side – former presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, who introduced legislation yesterday to prohibit the FCC from enacting proposed rules to regulate the Internet.
The FCC today asked for input on a “draft of rules to preserve the free and open Internet.” One of those rules would demand that broadband providers allow users the choice of any device on any network. More specifically,
The industry reacted with caution to the FCC’s unanimous vote to move forward with net neutrality regulation.
As part of their launch of a proposed rulemaking on net neutrality, FCC commissioners emphasized how they all treasure an open and free Internet. But the two Republican commissioners were more reluctant to proceed with regulation. While voting for the
The FCC unveiled a wide ranging set of proposed rules around net neutrality – rules that are sure to be the topic of heated debate over the next several months. Specifically under six proposed rules, a wireless and wireline provider
In what at least one commissioner described as an historic day, the FCC today adopted proposed rules on how to best implement net neutrality for the Internet, including wireless.
CHICAGO—What began as a panel about the government's rural broadband stimulus program quickly became a debate over the effects of net neutrality during an afternoon session at the SuperComm trade show yesterday.
With Democrats in charge in Washington, supporters of so-called "net neutrality" rules seem poised to finally push through requirements that high-speed Internet providers give equal treatment to all data flowing over their networks.
AT&T is stepping up its battle with Google over the Google Voice app, filing a letter with the FCC yesterday accusing the Internet search giant of blocking calls to a convent of Benedictine nuns and a health clinic, among others.
Arthur Levinson announced yesterday that he was resigning from Google's board. Levinson was simultaneously acting as director on both Google and Apple's boards.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will soon start handing out the first $4 billion from a pot of stimulus funds intended to spread high-speed Internet connections to more rural communities...
SAN DIEGO—FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski used his opening keynote at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment on Wednesday to outline his four-point Mobile Broadband Agenda.
SAN DIEGO— FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski endorsed two CTIA initiatives in his opening keynote at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment today...
Efforts are under way for more state and local legislation to ban drivers from tapping out texts while behind the wheel.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday it will seek to ban text messaging by interstate bus drivers and truckers and push states to pass their own laws against driving cars while distracted.
CTIA reiterated its support for state and local legislation that would ban texting for all drivers and place wireless use restrictions on teens and novice drivers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting text messaging behind the wheel, the Obama administration plans to offer recommendations to address the growing traffic safety risk of distracted driving and the use of mobile devices by multitasking drivers.
A lot of attention these days is focused on applications and the devices that deliver them to consumers. But the FCC’s move for net neutrality once again brings to light the very backbone that serves these devices: the network.