So far the FCC has earned $19.4 billion in its ongoing wireless spectrum auction, but activity for the coveted C-blocks is finished, with Verizon the winner and AT&T the loser, an industry consultant believes.
The FCC auction of 62 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band is still going hot and heavy as this issue goes to press. Although anything can happen, we can draw some conclusions from the 26 rounds of bidding
An Internet neutrality law would not be good for the wireless industry, CTIA CEO and President Steve Largent said yesterday.
The U.S. Senate passed a surveillance bill yesterday, granting retroactive immunity to telecom companies that may have participated in President Bush’s earlier warrantless wiretapping program.
The FCC has approved T-Mobile USA's acquisition of SunCom Wireless Holdings. The approval is the last regulatory hurdle for the deal; both parties expect to close the merger by the end of the month.
Bidding in the FCC's Auction 73, which covers the nationwide C Block of 700 MHz spectrum licenses, is moving to a 6-round daily format starting today.
The FCC said it is moving the nationwide 700 MHz spectrum auction, known as the C Block, into a second phase in which bidders must meet stricter eligibility terms.
The FCC this week released its "12th Annual Report and Analysis of Competitive Market Conditions with Respect to Commercial Mobile Services," praising the progress of American mobile telephony and data services.
President Bush said he would veto any surveillance bill that doesn't include retroactive immunity for telecoms that participated in his administration's early eavesdropping programs.
Following protests over Nokia's plan to close its plant in Bochum, Germany, and move production to Romania, the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has told Nokia that it must repay the 41.3 million euros
Round 31 brought a new twist in bidding for the FCC's 700 MHz spectrum auction this morning.
The FCC has posted proposed reforms to the Universal Service Fund, which FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said could relieve significant pressure on the fund.
A bid of $4.7 billion finally surpassed the $4.6 billion reserve price in Round 17 of the FCC's 700 MHz spectrum auction this morning.
Congress agreed to extend the expiring anti-terror surveillance act for another two weeks, without including any decisive immunity for telecoms.
Round 13 of the FCC's 700 MHZ spectrum auction saw a new high bid of nearly $4.3 billion this morning.
A bid for just under $3.8 billion was the top result for the nationwide C Block in today's 12th round of the FCC 700 MHz spectrum auction.
Bids totaled $2.78 billion after the close of the second round of bidding in the 700 MHz auction yesterday.
In more FCC news, the commission is reportedly preparing to release plans to reform the Universal Services Fund
The long-awaited FCC spectrum auction began today, despite fears that the slowing economy could affect the auctions results.
The FCC announced plans to begin a second round of testing devices running on the "white spaces" between digital TV channels.
In response to the FCC's recent inquiries into network management practices by wireless carriers and broadband providers, CTIA issued a statement defending carriers' policies from what it called "apparent confusion."
Bidding is set to begin Jan. 24 for the 700 MHz spectrum auction and will remain anonymous with companies bidding via the Internet or by telephone.
With Frontline on the sidelines and Google’s end-game ever-mysterious, what if the FCC held an auction and only half of the players showed up?
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has expressed concern for the portion of the 700 MHz spectrum that has been set aside for the creation of a national public safety network.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin defended his management practices and the commission's rule-making procedures, as the agency finds itself under investigation by the House Energy and Commerce committee.