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.
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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 yesterday again filed objections to the FCC’s upcoming vote on an AWS-3 spectrum auction, this time suggesting multiple alternative proposals.
Should wireless carriers be required to share their future networks with competitors’ customers?
TerreStar will get more time to reach some government-mandated milestones.
Tom Wheeler is joining President-Elect Barack Obama’s transition team to focus on matters of science, technology, space and the arts
Verizon Wireless can acquire Alltel, while Sprint Nextel can acquire Clearwire and former analog TV signals can be used for new purposes.
The FCC took it right down to the wire, but reported that it will not vote today on a proposal
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.
More groups are piling on with objections to changes the FCC is proposing to the Universal Service Fund (USF)
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.”
The FCC is getting pressured to delay yet another matter on its ambitious Nov. 4 agenda.
The FCC is hearing from a growing chorus that wants it to delay a planned Nov. 4 vote on white spaces.
The FCC will move forward with plans to auction AWS-3 spectrum
The FCC should not fully charge universal service fees to customers whose wireless phones are not their primary phones
The E-911 Architecture Information System is now active, FCC officials said.
T-Mobile today filed yet another critique of M2Z Network’s plan to use AWS-3 spectrum for offering free, nationwide mobile WiMAX service.
On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend the Investment Tax Credit for fuel cell technology by 8 years.
Barack Obama’s campaign has developed a new iPhone application that makes use of the iPhone's social networking attributes.
Until the 1990s, an operator could install a wireless tower almost wherever it pleased and with minimal objection from local communities. It didn’t take many towers to support an entire region because there weren’t many customers in the first place and most of the data was simple voice.
In the next few years, the demands for tower space and new cell sites will reach an all-time high. There are new build-outs required for Clearwire/Sprint, for AWS spectrum owners including T-Mobile and a number of cable operators.
The U.S. Congress has passed the Broadband Data Improvement Act (S. 1492), which should help the government collect better information
The FCC is getting a chief technologist. Jon Peha, Ph.D., will serve at chief technologist and as a senior advisor on communications technology