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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.

DOJ to Take Closer Look at Google's Motorola Deal

September 29, 2011 7:54 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. Justice Department is taking a closer look at Google's proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of cell phone maker Motorola Mobility...

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.

Analysis - U.S. Serves as Crucible for Advancements in Mobile

September 25, 2011 12:59 pm | by Keith Mallinson | Articles | Comments

Keith Mallinson examines the role the United States plays in leading smartphone initiatives.


Seybold’s Take - Spectrum = Wireless Currency

September 25, 2011 12:43 pm | by Andrew Seybold | Articles | Comments

Andrew Seybold sums up the situation: The currency of the commercial wireless world is not money but spectrum.

Bachmann Calls LightSquared Waiver 'Crony Capitalism'

September 23, 2011 8:04 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Political pressure continues to mount over LightSquared, with lawmakers questioning why the FCC granted the company...

FCC Net Neutrality Rules Effective Nov. 20

September 23, 2011 8:02 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC's net neutrality regulations were published in the Federal Register yesterday and will go into effect on Nov. 20.

AT & T Antitrust Trial Set to Begin Feb. 13

September 22, 2011 8:07 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

A judge has set Feb. 13 of next year as the start date of the trial for the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit over AT&T's $39 billion buyout of T-Mobile USA.

AT & T, DOJ Differ on Dates for T-Mo Hearing

September 19, 2011 8:02 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T and the Justice Department are hashing out court dates for the agency's antitrust lawsuit against the T-Mobile USA deal.

FCC No-Show, Lobbying Query Overshadow LightSquared Hearing

September 16, 2011 8:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Yesterday's House Armed Services Committee hearing was supposed to be about the impact of LightSquared's network on national security...

ITC Will Review HTC Patent Violations

September 16, 2011 8:06 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The ITC has decided to review the final decision by one of its administrative judges that found HTC Android smartphones were in violation of...

FCC Mandates More Testing for LightSquared

September 14, 2011 7:57 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC said yesterday it is requiring LightSquared to conduct more testing before it can deploy its LTE network...

Obama Jobs Bill Includes Broadcast Spectrum Auctions

September 13, 2011 8:27 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's jobs bill gives the FCC authority to conduct voluntary incentive auctions of television broadcast spectrum.

FCC Net Neutrality Rules Pass OMB

September 13, 2011 8:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC's net neutrality regulations have cleared a key regulatory hurdle and will soon be published in the Federal Register...

Germany Bans Sale of Galaxy Tab 10.1

September 9, 2011 8:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A German court has sided with Apple to uphold a preliminary injunction of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1...

LightSquared Parries Feds on Capitol Hill

September 9, 2011 8:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

LightSquared again found itself in the hot seat yesterday when it faced pointed questions about its network's impact on GPS service...

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