Oregon Senator Gordon Smith is sponsoring a bill that seeks to ban unwanted text-messages. Called the “Do Not Text Act of 2008”
At a public hearing yesterday, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin outlined his plan to regulate the fees wireless carriers charge consumers for ending contracts early.
European Union Telecom Commissioner Viviane Reding has warned mobile operators that the commission could introduce new legislation to standardize data roaming fees.
The FCC is scheduled to hold a hearing today regarding the fees wireless customers pay when they want out of their service contracts.
Sprint Nextel and Clearwire have filed a petition with the FCC, promising to deliver wireless Internet access across the country.
An FCC plan to provide free, nationwide wireless Internet has faltered on concerns about possible network inference and a stipulation that would require filtering of offensive content.
The FCC has scheduled a hearing June 12 to discuss fees consumers pay when they cancel wireless services before the end of their contract.
The FCC is reportedly considering a plan to auction off more airwaves, this time with the stipulation that the winner would provide free broadband Internet access to the whole country.
The FCC is considering making changes to the fees consumer’s pay when they cancel a cell phone service contract.
The Rural Cellular Association (RCA) filed a petition with the FCC asking it to investigate exclusive handset arrangements between carriers and handset manufacturers.
The FCC adopted a Second Further notice of Proposed Rulemaking Notice yesterday as part of its continued effort to create a nationwide network for emergency first responders.
A Federal Trade Commission representative warned mobile content providers that they need to be clearer about the cost of downloading mobile applications.
Late last week, Google petitioned the FCC to ensure that Verizon Wireless would follow the open access conditions set for the C Block of 700 MHz spectrum.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is under the gun about the D Block fiasco. Perhaps he should consider this suggestion for the next step.
Two UTStarcom executives were fined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, settling allegations of false financial reporting.
The FCC voted 3 to 2 in favor of capping the Universal Service Fund (USF). Subsidies paid out from the fund will be capped at the spending levels of March of this year; estimates range from $1.3 to $1.4 billion a year. Telecoms serving tribal lands and Alaska native lands are exempt from the cap.
The FCC inspector general said that the advisory company to public safety groups was not responsible for the D Block of spectrum failing to reach its minimum bid in the commission’s recent auction.
More than one year after the FCC issued a mandate to improve backup power at telecommunications sites, operators continue to confront challenges
Alvarion announced commercial availability and FCC authorization for its 802.16e BreezeMAX 3650 base station
In line with yesterday’s deadline for comments on the FCC’s notice of proposed rulemaking regarding reforms to the Universal Service Fund, CTIA has said that the need for reform within the fund is “urgent”.
In light of the European Union’s (EU) recent plan to allow voice calls on airlines, several U.S. representatives are proposing legislation that would ban the use of voice services
An assortment of speakers and elected officials did not reach any significant conclusions for America’s lack of a wireless public safety network in a congressional hearing yesterday
The recently completed FCC auction for 700 MHz spectrum licenses is the subject of a congressional hearing today for the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet.
India's Telecom Regulatory Authority has recommended that mobile operators implement number portability
Responding to the FCC's announcement that it had adopted a framework for a national emergency alert program, Verizon Wireless said that it "applauded" the decision.