The debate over extending the government’s warrantless wiretapping program continues. Democrats in the House of Representatives unveiled a new version of the legislation that does not include immunity for telecom companies that may have cooperated
Nokia is still facing pressure from the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia for plans to close its manufacturing plant in Bochum.
Bid rounds are moving fast after last week’s transition to Stage 3 of the FCC auction for 700 MHz spectrum licenses.
Last week, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., granted a request by Sprint Nextel to stay the FCC’s 8-hour backup power regulations, while the court reviews an appeal submitted by several carriers and CTIA.
The Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board ruled yesterday that local communities can tax telecom’s poles and wires on public land.
Word out of Washington D.C. this week that a big technology experiment has failed, at least for the time being. The much-ballyhooed "virtual fence" being built along the border with Mexico just doesn't do what it is supposed to do.
Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor reportedly called the 700 MHz spectrum auction a disaster yesterday at the National Association of Broadcasters' State Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.
The debate continues over whether a federal body or individual states have the right to regulate certain aspects of the wireless industry.
Bidders committed more than $19.5 billion through 94 rounds of the FCC’s 700 MHz spectrum auction as of 10 a.m. EST today, with round 95 kicking off at 11 a.m.
A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of conservationists yesterday, saying the FCC needs to do more to mitigate the impact of communication towers on migratory birds along the Gulf Coast region.
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.