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MetroPCS Lands in NYC, Boston

February 4, 2009 8:15 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

MetroPCS announced that its flat-rate unlimited wireless services, with no signed contract

New Obama Administration Raises Hopes

January 31, 2009 6:03 pm | by Craig Kuhl | Articles | Comments

Wireless observers and experts - from CEOs to analysts - are busy formulating their impressions of just how the new Obama administration is likely to treat the wireless industry. The initial reaction has been relatively positive, based on early indications

Seybold’s Take - Wireless and The Bailout

January 31, 2009 5:30 pm | by Andrew M. Seybold | Articles | Comments

We have a new president, a new FCC chairman (pending Senate confirmation), the rest of the FCC commissioners will be named soon, and soon we will see exactly what our president has in mind for the next bailout and how it turns out once Congress has passed it.


Qualcomm Keeps Pressure on DTV Date

January 29, 2009 8:35 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The U.S. House yesterday failed to pass a bill delaying the transition from analog to digital TV

DTV Delay Disappoints Qualcomm

January 28, 2009 8:11 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

It took years to get this far, so what’s four more months?

AT & T Awarded FEMA Contracts Worth $50 million

January 26, 2009 7:55 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T Government Solutions is slated to become the primary wireless provider to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

House Commerce Committee Stamps $1B for Open Access

January 23, 2009 8:37 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

A $2.825 billion fund for the broadband industry was approved by the House Committee on Energy and Congress yesterday.

Compromise Bill Moves DTV Transition to June

January 23, 2009 8:09 am | by Brian Santo, CED Magazine | News | Comments

Congress is now considering compromise legislation to push the digital transition back to June 12.


Martin Defends Against Mismanagement Claims

January 22, 2009 8:23 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Kevin Martin wrote a 136-page report to House Committee on Energy and Commerce this week defending his administration.

Sprint Lobbies Obama for Funds, New Rules

January 19, 2009 8:13 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel hopes to use $2 billion of President-Elect Barack Obama’s proposed bailout fund to construct a National Emergency Response Team

Martin Announces Resignation

January 16, 2009 7:54 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin yesterday said he will resign effective Jan. 20.

Genachowski May Head FCC After Inauguration

January 13, 2009 8:06 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Keeping his BlackBerry may be the most pressing telecommunications issue for President-Elect Barack Obama, but there’s also the detail of picking a new FCC chair.

FirstNews - January 13, 2009

January 13, 2009 7:46 am | News | Comments

Today's FirstNews - Single Page Format


Controversial AWS-3 Vote Is Possible Next Week

November 26, 2008 8:35 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

The FCC is likely to discuss and possibly vote on Chairman Kevin Martin’s plan for a controversial AWS-3 spectrum auction next week.

CTIA, T-Mobile Emphasize AWS-3 Auction Alternatives

November 21, 2008 7:50 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

CTIA yesterday again filed objections to the FCC’s upcoming vote on an AWS-3 spectrum auction, this time suggesting multiple alternative proposals.

CTIA Drops Open-Access Lawsuit Against FCC

November 14, 2008 7:31 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Should wireless carriers be required to share their future networks with competitors’ customers?

TerreStar Gets Extensions

November 14, 2008 7:24 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

TerreStar will get more time to reach some government-mandated milestones.

Obama Transition Teams Picks Wheeler for Science and Arts

November 13, 2008 7:05 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Tom Wheeler is joining President-Elect Barack Obama’s transition team to focus on matters of science, technology, space and the arts

FCC Approves Mergers, White Spaces

November 5, 2008 7:18 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless can acquire Alltel, while Sprint Nextel can acquire Clearwire and former analog TV signals can be used for new purposes.

FCC Tables Controversial Vote

November 4, 2008 7:00 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

The FCC took it right down to the wire, but reported that it will not vote today on a proposal

Up Front - FCC: Eat My Dust

November 1, 2008 8:36 pm | by Rhonda Wickham, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

It has been a long time since I’ve seen so much opposition to FCC activities. The commission, which often seems plodding in its deliberations, suddenly has sped up to warp speed.

Telematics, Rural Carriers Object to USF Plan

October 30, 2008 8:03 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

More groups are piling on with objections to changes the FCC is proposing to the Universal Service Fund (USF)

FCC Insider Says White Spaces Will Pass

October 30, 2008 7:54 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

FCC member Robert McDowell reportedly told Reuters that he’s optimistic communications officials will approve the plan to open the soon-to-be vacant TV airwaves, known as “white spaces.”

FCC Urged to Delay USF Vote

October 29, 2008 8:06 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The FCC is getting pressured to delay yet another matter on its ambitious Nov. 4 agenda.

More Voices Protest White Space Plan

October 29, 2008 8:03 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The FCC is hearing from a growing chorus that wants it to delay a planned Nov. 4 vote on white spaces.

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