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.
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 James Quello died on Jan. 24 at his home in Alexandria, Va.
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 messaging services restarted with some restrictions Sunday for cell phone users in far western China...
Skype says "yea," most carriers say "nay" and CTIA calls it "inappropriate and unnecessary."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group sponsored by two in-flight cell phone companies is pushing the United States to allow the use of mobile devices on airplanes.
While the FCC is already putting the wireless industry under the microscope, the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) says the FCC needs to improve its oversight of wireless phone service.
The $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus funding given out by President Obama is not even close to enough to deploy truly universal broadband access.
Now Verizon Wireless is on the hot seat to answer questions from the FCC.
Some U.S. senators want to set limits on Early Termination Fees (ETFs), but CTIA says the legislation is unnecessary because wireless carriers already pro-rate the fees for customers who end their contracts early.
Fitch Ratings largely dismissed the threat of possible net neutrality legislation to the wireless industry in its 2010 industry outlook.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski pledged to make more spectrum available to the wireless industry yesterday and called for reform of the Universal Service Fund (USF).
This year's Green Basestation Summit was upbeat, emphasizing the cost savings and sustainability of renewable energy use in wireless networks.
Last year around this time, the country was awaiting a new administration and doling out bailouts. Economically, most bets were off.
As the government prepares to disburse $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus funds, reports differ as to how much impact the money will have.
Round One goes to … Verizon Wireless. A federal judge in Atlanta denied AT&T’s request to make Verizon Wireless stop running ads that compare the two carriers’ 3G coverage. But the legal skirmish isn’t over.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has acted on a petition filed by CTIA to establish timeframes within which permits for wireless tower sites must be approved.