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Verizon Asks for Communications Law Overhaul

March 25, 2010 11:15 am | by Brian Santo, CED Magazine | News | Comments

Verizon Communications is taking the discussion of a National Broadband Plan managed by the FCC as an opportunity to advocate for the type of full-scale changes in communications law that only Congress can enact.

Healthcare Reform Could Be Good for mHealth

March 22, 2010 10:31 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

With the passage of a major healthcare reform package by the U.S. House of Representatives last night, some might be wondering what, if anything, it means for mHealth...

Connecticut Lawmakers Take on 'Sexting' Issue

March 22, 2010 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would try to establish more realistic penalties for teen "sexting."


Spectrum, Public Safety Top Priorities in FCC Broadband Plan

March 16, 2010 8:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC's newly-unveiled National Broadband Plan could have a sweeping impact on the wireless industry, public safety and the Universal Service Fund (USF).

FCC Prepares to Unveil National Broadband Plan

March 15, 2010 8:25 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The FCC's National Broadband Plan will go to Congress tomorrow, with the ambitious agenda for connecting "all corners of the nation".

Report: FTC Deepens Probe of Google's AdMob Purchase

March 11, 2010 7:23 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is expanding its investigation into Google's purchase of AdMob, reports Bloomberg.

FCC Broadband Plan Considers Spectrum for Free 3G

March 10, 2010 7:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC is considering using spectrum for free or low-cost 3G service, according to a statement from yesterday's Knight Commission Digital Inclusion Summit...

Iowa House OKs Cell Phone Ban for Young Drivers

March 9, 2010 6:57 am | by Mike Glover, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House voted to ban any cell phone use by the state's youngest drivers.


FCC: Use USF Cash for Broadband, 3G

March 8, 2010 7:04 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC wants to reform the Universal Service Fund (USF) to provide subsidies for rural broadband services instead of wireline voice.

AT & T Says 'No' to Texting While Driving

March 8, 2010 7:00 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T today announced a campaign aimed at curtailing the unsafe practice of texting while driving.

Seybold’s Take - Spectrum Auctions to Help Pay National Debt?

March 7, 2010 4:57 pm | by Andrew Seybold | Articles | Comments

The latest out of Washington, D.C., is that the FCC’s broadband plan due to be delivered to Congress on March 17 says it will “find” 500 MHz of additional broadband spectrum in the next 10 years.

Laying the Foundation for Our Mobile Future

March 4, 2010 10:55 am | by Steve Largent, CTIA | Articles | Comments

When the first cell phone call was made in 1983, few, if anyone, knew how big of an impact this wireless technology would have on our society. Fast forward to present day and wireless is being used in ways that were unimaginable only a few years ago.

Apple, Nokia Patent Fight Stalled Over ITC Decision

March 4, 2010 7:08 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

A judge in a Delaware federal district court has put Apple and Nokia's patent fight on hold...


Maine Panel Weighs Cell Phone Cancer Warning

March 3, 2010 7:04 am | by Glenn Adams, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Ignoring the health risks of heavy cell phone use invites a cancer epidemic, supporters of a bill requiring manufacturers to put labels on mobile phones and packaging said Tuesday.

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.

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.

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