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CTIA Gets Behind Latest USF Reform Efforts

November 18, 2009 6:35 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

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.)

Broadband Stimulus Program to be Streamlined

November 11, 2009 6:50 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

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.

The Argument for Green Networks

October 29, 2009 10:15 am | by Contributor Christopher Felder | Articles | Comments

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 Responds to FCC Inquiry into Google Voice

October 29, 2009 8:15 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

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.

Funding Delay Bad News for Rural WiMAX Providers

October 28, 2009 8:15 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

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.

Carriers Support Rockefeller Text Ban Legislation

October 28, 2009 8:10 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

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.

Moves in Net Neutrality

October 26, 2009 1:39 pm | Blogs | Comments

Reviewing the FCC's proposed rules on net neutrality.    

McCain Seeks to Block FCC's Proposed Rules

October 23, 2009 8:15 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

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.


FCC: Any Handset on Any Network?

October 22, 2009 11:33 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

  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,

Carriers, CTIA Wary of FCC Net Neutrality Vote

October 22, 2009 11:24 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

 The industry reacted with caution to the FCC’s unanimous vote to move forward with net neutrality regulation.

FCC’s Net Vote: What Commissioners Said

October 22, 2009 11:04 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

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

Net Neutrality: The Proposed Rules

October 22, 2009 10:56 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

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

FCC Proposes Net Neutrality Rules, Seeks Comments

October 22, 2009 8:35 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

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.


Broadband Stimulus Panel Elicits Heated Comments over Net Neutrality

October 22, 2009 8:30 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

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.

Hurdles Remain as U.S. Ponders Internet Data Rules

October 20, 2009 8:10 am | by Joelle Tessler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

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 Fires Another Salvo over Google Voice

October 15, 2009 8:30 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

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.

Levinson Leaves Google Board

October 13, 2009 8:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

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.

Tough Choices for Feds Giving Out Broadband Money

October 12, 2009 8:38 am | by Joelle Tessler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

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...

Genachowski: Fair Rules for Open Internet on Agenda

October 8, 2009 10:30 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

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.

FCC Chair Endorses Two CTIA Wishes

October 7, 2009 10:35 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO— FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski endorsed two CTIA initiatives in his opening keynote at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment today...

Opinion: Texting While Driving Needs a Technological Fix

October 2, 2009 8:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Efforts are under way for more state and local legislation to ban drivers from tapping out texts while behind the wheel.

Gov't Seeks Ban on Texting Truckers, Bus Drivers

October 1, 2009 8:15 pm | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

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 Reiterates Support for Ban

October 1, 2009 8:10 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

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.

Stop Sign Ahead for Texting While Driving?

October 1, 2009 8:20 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

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.

Upfront - Net Neutrality & Networks

September 30, 2009 8:55 pm | by Monica Alleven, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

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.

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