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FCC Plans Lifeline Overhaul, Broadband Subsidies

January 10, 2012 6:55 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

A federal program that provides discounts on landline and wireless phone service for low-income households is slated for a major overhaul...

Lawmakers Want Probe of Huawei Sales to Iran

January 4, 2012 6:58 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Six lawmakers have asked the State Department to investigate whether Huawei and other infrastructure vendors violated U.S. sanctions against Iran...

LaHood Only Partially Supports NTSB Cell Phone Ban

December 22, 2011 6:30 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood isn't giving his support for the NTSB’s recommended ban on hands-free devices in cars.

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FCC Nominees Pass Committee Vote; Grassley Block Looms

December 9, 2011 7:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

FCC nominees Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai passed a key vote by the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday, but...

Status Hearings Start for DOJ, Sprint Suits Over T-Mobile Deal

December 9, 2011 7:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Two hearings began today on the status of separate lawsuits from the Justice Department and Sprint challenging AT&T's $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

DOJ Joins Europe in eBook Price Fixing Investigation

December 8, 2011 7:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Justice is looking into possible collusion amongst book publishers that it says might have worked with Apple to fix prices on eBooks...

China Court Rejects Apple Lawsuit over iPad Name

December 8, 2011 6:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A court in southern China has rejected a claim by Apple that a Hong Kong-headquartered tech company has violated its iPad trademark...

Copps Sets Departure Date; Nominee Vote Pending

December 7, 2011 7:15 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps formally announced his retirement on Tuesday just days before a key Senate vote for two nominees to the agency.

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Apple, Others Investigated for eBook Price Fixing

December 6, 2011 7:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The European Commission today announced that it has opened formal antitrust proceedings to investigate whether publishers have engaged in anti-competitive price fixing.

AT & T, FCC Clash Over Merger Report

December 2, 2011 7:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T has come out swinging against the FCC's scathing report on its merger with T-Mobile USA, calling the agency's analysis "obviously one-sided"...

FCC Report Critical of AT & T, T-Mobile Deal

November 30, 2011 7:24 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The Justice Department may use the report as added ammunition in its antitrust case against the deal.

Congressman: 'Sooner the Better' on Spectrum Inventory

November 30, 2011 7:21 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Republican Congressman Cliff Stearns called the United States' standing in global broadband deployment and speeds "embarrassing" during a discussion today...

AT & T, T-Mobile Merger Opponents Want Withdrawal Blocked

November 29, 2011 7:27 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Two advocacy groups want the FCC to block AT&T's attempt to withdraw its application to merge with T-Mobile USA...

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Qualcomm Pushes FCC to Move on Flo Deal Approval

November 29, 2011 7:24 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

It's been nearly a year since AT&T announced it would pay $1.93 billion for the airwaves used in Qualcomm's discontinued Flo TV mobile television service...

AT & T Pulls T-Mobile Application to Avoid FCC Hearing

November 28, 2011 7:08 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T is threatening to sue the FCC if it moves forward with a plan to hold a hearing on the troubled T-Mobile USA deal...

Lafayette Tracks Workers with Satellite System

November 23, 2011 5:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lafayette city-parish government's new satellite vehicle tracking system has begun identifying employees in public vehicles who speed, fail to use their seat belts and drop by their homes during work hours.

Super Committee Flop Dashes Spectrum Auction Hopes

November 22, 2011 6:38 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The super committee announced Monday it was unable to break its bipartisan gridlock...

ITC Clears Apple of S3 Patent Charges

November 22, 2011 6:32 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Monday that Apple did not violate patents held by S3 Graphics...

More Police Departments Look to Tune Public Out

November 21, 2011 7:00 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Police departments around the country are working to shield their radio communications from the public...

House Subcommittee Passes FCC Reform Bill

November 17, 2011 7:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Efforts to rein in the FCC's ability to make new regulations and impose conditions on mergers gained traction in Congress yesterday...

Witness Deadlines Set in AT & T Antitrust Case

November 15, 2011 7:59 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Up to 70 witnesses may be called to testify in the Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against AT&T's merger with T-Mobile USA...

Mobile Future Urges NTIA to Hasten Spectrum Auctions

November 11, 2011 6:55 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Mobile Future Chairman Jonathan Spalter yesterday sent an open letter to the NTIA asking the administration to quickly free more spectrum...

PCIA Urges Congress to Streamline Zoning Regulations

November 8, 2011 7:17 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The letter highlights the importance of both spectrum and infrastructure and notes the need for strategic network deployment...

Coalition Files with FCC to Block LightSquared Spectrum Use

November 8, 2011 7:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

In a filing with the FCC, the Coalition to Save Our GPS today called on the commission to "promptly rule" that LightSquared can never use the upper mobile satellite spectrum...

Incentive Auctions Simple? Think Again

November 2, 2011 12:02 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

There are a multitude of factors that complicate the FCC's seemingly simple plan to repurpose underused television spectrum for mobile broadband.

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