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.
Actually, columnist Andrew Seybold wants a longer headline: “Companies Pushing the Feds to Create New Nationwide Network Players vs. the Marketplace and Customers Who Pay the Bills.”
CTIA has petitioned the FCC to allocate additional spectrum to the wireless industry in an ex parte filing submitted today.
The Automobile Club of Southern California says street surveys show California's 2009 ban on in-vehicle text messaging appears to have influenced driver behavior.
T-Mobile USA is making its case for the 700 MHz D Block, telling lawmakers that the best approach is to auction off the D Block solely for commercial purposes...
It's coming up on a year since AT&T commenced a $954 million deal to acquire Centennial Communications, and they're still waiting to get it approved.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety investigators told federal regulators three years ago that it was dangerous for bus drivers to talk on cell phones while driving and recommended a ban.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's speech at the Brookings Institute yesterday could spell lasting implications for any entity with its hands in broadband, wireless or otherwise.
At The Brookings Institution today, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski vowed to provide access to an "open and robust Internet" through the implementation of a national broadband plan.
Some lawmakers have endorsed a plan to lease South Carolina's Educational Television's excess capacity to create a wireless broadband network.
CHICAGO—The joke at the FCC used to be that you only needed to know a handful of letters to get by: AT&T, ABC, CBS and NBC.
U.S. Cellular has applied for federal stimulus funding to provide 3G mobile broadband in parts of northern California, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas.
The federal safety agency that investigates transportation accidents is banning texting and talking on cell phones by its employees while driving on government business.