The FCC, said Friday that Comcast, by interrupting and slowing access to the BitTorrent file-sharing system, unduly interfered with and should be punished for secretly impacting which Internet applications work through its cable modems.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is on record as saying that neither the 700 MHz D Block nor the AWS 2 (2155-2180 MHz) spectrum auctions will happen this year.
New resolutions passed yesterday by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) codify the group’s opinions about the state of American telecommunications.
CostQuest Associates released the results of a 50-state survey it conducted in order to better understand the landscape of state policies
A number of telecom companies met with the FCC this week to ask it to reconsider a spectrum auction in which the winning bidders would have to offer free Internet.
It seems some Europeans mobile subscribers are getting more than they bargained for when they sign up for ringtones.
The China Ministry of Industry and Information (MII), announced a long-awaited restructuring of the fixed and mobile communication carriers in China.
EU Telecom Commissioner Viviane Reding, announced plans to introduce regulations for capping text message roaming fees in October.
The tax rate on wireless services is more than twice that of most other goods which are taxed around 7%.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has said he will not fine Comcast, even though the cable company violated federal policy by interfering with file-sharing customers’ networks.
The FCC plans to begin field testing prototype white space devices next week.
The FCC must bring its rules for backup power at cell sites back to the drawing board, a federal appeals court said yesterday.
The FCC released a further notice of proposed rulemaking late Friday, to provide free, nationwide, high-speed wireless Internet services using spectrum in the 2.1 GHz AWS band.
Congress has reached an agreement about proposed changes to the government’s surveillance bill.
It’s not just Tier-1 giants who can fulfill the recent FCC requirement for a national wireless emergency alert system, startups like Velleros and Movius Interactive said.
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.