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Think Tank: Net Neutrality Rules Harmful, Unnecessary

March 2, 2010 7:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The American Consumer Institute says net neutrality regulations are not only unnecessary but could restrict growth and innovation in the broadband industry.

EU Enacts Data Caps

March 2, 2010 7:04 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Citizens of the European Union will no longer have to worry about bill shock due to data roaming charges.

FCC Wants Up to $16B for Public Safety Network

February 26, 2010 7:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski plans to allocate between $12 billion and $16 billion over the next 10 years to fund the deployment of an interoperable, nationwide public safety wireless broadband network.


Florida Ban on Texting & Driving Could Be Passed in 2010

February 26, 2010 7:12 am | by Tamara Lush, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

More than a dozen bills are pending in the Florida House and Senate; some call for a ban on texting, others, a ban on cell phone use entirely.

FCC: 500 MHz for Mobile Broadband

February 25, 2010 7:21 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC's upcoming National Broadband Plan aims to free up 500 MHz of spectrum for mobile broadband over the next decade.

Popular LBS Market Draws Scrutiny

February 25, 2010 7:08 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The location-based services (LBS) market has come a long way over the past year.

Carriers Defend ETFs to FCC

February 24, 2010 7:30 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The country's four nationwide carriers defended their early termination fee (ETF) policies in separate filings with the FCC yesterday...

Bills Would Impose 911 Fee on Prepaid Cell Phones

February 24, 2010 7:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Prepaid cell phone users should pay the same surcharge to support 911 emergency systems that regular cell phone and landline customers pay.


ITC to Launch Probe into Apple, Nokia Complaint

February 22, 2010 7:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is busy with the wireless industry these days.

eHealth, Education Get Top Billing in Broadband Plan Update

February 22, 2010 7:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC has named healthcare and education as two of its top priorities in its upcoming National Broadband Plan.

Privacy Group Files FTC Complaint on Google Buzz

February 17, 2010 6:49 am | by Joelle Tessler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A privacy watchdog group complained to federal regulators on Tuesday about Google's new Buzz social networking service.

Qualcomm Granted Stay in Japan FTC Case

February 11, 2010 7:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Qualcomm says it has been granted a stay to a cease-and-desist order issued in September 2009 by the Japan Fair Trade Commission.

Jumptap Gets Another Patent

February 11, 2010 7:14 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Jumptap yesterday announced it was awarded its fourth patent in eight months...


Snow Causes Further Delays at FCC

February 10, 2010 9:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

 Heavy snow slamming the Washington, D.C., area has caused the FCC to postpone tomorrow’s open commission meeting, which was to include a report on the status of the National Broadband Plan. The FCC rescheduled the meeting for Feb. 18.

Delays Hit FCC After Massive Snowfall

February 9, 2010 10:28 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

Operations at the FCC have not gone unaffected by the enormous winter storm that has slammed the Washington, D.C., area and prompted a government shut down

FCC: Heavy Traffic Ahead

February 8, 2010 7:17 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC is thinking about the iPad and doesn't necessarily like what it means for wireless networks.

CTIA, Verizon, U.S. Cellular File Against Signal Boosters

February 5, 2010 7:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

CTIA, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular have come out against Wilson Electronics' petition to raise standards for cell signal boosters.

SEC Drops Civil Action Against ex-Broadcom Execs

February 5, 2010 7:06 am | by Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

The SEC said Thursday it will not pursue a civil action against four former Broadcom Corp. executives for allegations of securities fraud.

Korean, U.S. Firms Embroiled in Chip Espionage Case

February 4, 2010 7:10 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The world's top producers of computer memory chips are embroiled in an apparent case of industrial espionage after South Korean prosecutors indicted 18 people over alleged technology theft.

CTIA Weighs in on President's Budget

February 2, 2010 7:11 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

So, what does CTIA think of President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2011 budget?

Seybold’s Take - More Stimulus, Less Broadband

January 31, 2010 8:05 pm | by Andrew Seybold | Articles | Comments

The government is collecting another round of applications for broadband stimulus funds, but it won’t go far enough to get broadband to all the people who need it.

China Says No Limits on Use of Google's Android

January 27, 2010 7:18 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China tried Wednesday to assure mobile phone companies using Google's Android operating system that they won't be hurt by a dispute over Web censorship...

FCC Opens Probe into ETFs, Queries Carriers, Google

January 26, 2010 9:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

 The FCC has begun a formal inquiry into the fees carriers charge their subscribers who end their contract early. The inquiry follows last week’s launch of the FCC’s Consumer Task Force, which was formed to protect the rights of wireless consumers.

RUS Awards $310M in Broadband Funding

January 26, 2010 7:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The USDA's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has handed out over $310 million in federal broadband stimulus money for 14 middle mile and last mile projects.

Former FCC Commissioner Quello Dies at 95

January 25, 2010 7:03 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Former FCC Commissioner James Quello died on Jan. 24 at his home in Alexandria, Va.

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