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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...


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.

House Passes Freeze on Wireless Taxes

November 2, 2011 8:13 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The House of Representatives yesterday passed the AT&T- and Verizon-backed Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011 (H.R. 1002)...

Obama Nominates Pai, Rosenworcel to FCC Posts

November 1, 2011 8:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

President Obama yesterday announced the nominations of Ajit Varadaraj Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel for commissioner posts at the FCC...

FCC, CTIA Debut Voluntary Bill Shock Alerts

October 17, 2011 8:42 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Subscribers will get real-time alerts when they're about to hit their monthly limit for voice, data, SMS and international roaming under voluntary guidelines...

FCC Grills AT & T Over Jobs Claims

October 14, 2011 8:24 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T says its merger with T-Mobile USA will create jobs, not eliminate them. Now the FCC is asking AT&T to prove it.

Deficit Panel Pushes for Federal Spectrum Auctions

October 10, 2011 8:28 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Four members of the super committee charged with cutting $1.5 trillion from the federal deficit have asked President Obama to help free up federal spectrum for auction.

FCC USF Reform Boosts Mobile Broadband

October 6, 2011 8:17 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski wants to use cash from the Universal Service Fund (USF) to expand mobile broadband service...

FCC Cracks Down on Sellers of Cell Phone Jammers

October 6, 2011 8:15 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC's Enforcement Bureau has taken action against 20 online retailers for selling illegal cell phone signal jammers and other equipment...

FCC Set to Reveal USF Reform Plans

October 5, 2011 7:52 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will outline a plan tomorrow to overhaul the USF and ICC system.

Cell Service Arrives in NYC Holdout - The Subway

September 28, 2011 8:08 am | by Chris Hawley, Associated Press | News | Comments

It was the one place that New Yorkers could go to get away from singing cell phones, beeping BlackBerries and torrents of tweets. And now it's disappearing.

Citigroup Report Discredits Spectrum Crunch; CTIA Fires Back

September 27, 2011 8:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Citigroup says the U.S. wireless industry isn't facing a spectrum shortage and needs to do a better job managing the bandwidth it already has.

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