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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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

VZW, CTIA Applaud Clearing 700 MHz

January 18, 2010 7:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The FCC's most recent attempts to clear the 700 MHz band for public safety and commercial channels received prompt applause from Verizon Wireless and CTIA.

Text Service Resumes Six Months after Xinjiang Riots

January 18, 2010 7:07 am | by Tini Tran, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Text messaging services restarted with some restrictions Sunday for cell phone users in far western China...

FCC Hears from Tech Heavyweights on Net Neutrality

January 15, 2010 7:21 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Skype says "yea," most carriers say "nay" and CTIA calls it "inappropriate and unnecessary."

Kodak Sues Apple, RIM Over Patents

January 14, 2010 7:12 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Kodak wants the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to stop the import of iPhones and BlackBerry devices it claims infringe on its image viewing patents.

FCC Softens Stance on Broadcast Spectrum

January 13, 2010 10:27 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

 The FCC has stepped back from a proposal to reclaim spectrum from television broadcasters to use for wireless broadband services, according to an agency executive.

IRS Backs Off Cell Phone Tax Proposal

January 12, 2010 7:24 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

CTIA, and no doubt a lot of taxpayers, are happy to hear the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has shelved an effort to create rules for taxing employer-provided cell phones.

Obama, NTIA: Spectrum Key to Broadband Competition

January 5, 2010 7:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The Obama administration is asking federal regulators to free up more spectrum in an effort to make wireless broadband providers able to compete with the broadband offerings of wireline phone and cable companies.

In The Crosshairs

January 1, 2010 10:50 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

After just six months on the job, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has taken the wireless industry to task on everything from VoIP apps to early termination fees. His first inquiry came less than a month and a half into his tenure when he asked Apple to explain why it rejected the Google Voice app.

Up Front - Rules for the Road

January 1, 2010 10:40 am | by Monica Alleven, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has said he favors “fair rules” for an open Internet that recognize the difference between wireless and wireline networks. He’s also referred to such regulations as “rules of the road” that we need to survive in the age of the Information Superhighway.

Seybold’s Take - The FCC’s Broadband Plan: What Will It Look Like?

January 1, 2010 9:30 am | by Andrew Seybold | Articles | Comments

The FCC is due to send a report on the plan for broadband services in the United States to the administration on or before Feb. 10, 2010. This plan has been in the works for months, and there are several Web sites dedicated to collecting input from all of us who care to comment.

Group Makes Push for In-Flight Calling

December 13, 2009 11:33 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

A group sponsored by two in-flight cell phone companies is pushing the United States to allow the use of mobile devices on airplanes.

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