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Report: FCC Unlikely to Expand 600 MHz Auction Spectrum Reserve

May 28, 2015 5:16 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

According to Reuters, it seems unlikely that T-Mobile will get its wish of a larger spectrum reserve.                                  

FCC Rebooting Lifeline Program

May 28, 2015 2:35 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Among the proposals that the FCC will seek comment on is a new set of minimum service standards...

New FCC Rules Aim to End Robocalls

May 27, 2015 2:30 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Commission on Wednesday began circulating a new proposal that looks to protect Americans...

CCA Urges Copyright Office to Extend Legal Unlocking Rules

May 27, 2015 11:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The issue is near and dear to the hearts of CCA's carrier members, as customers looking to leave...

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Charter Sides with Sprint, T-Mobile on 600 MHz Auction Rules

May 27, 2015 10:52 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Charter is weighing in on the rulemaking process for the FCC’s upcoming 600 MHz broadcast incentive auctions...                          

Docomo Seeks to Make Passwords Unnecessary

May 26, 2015 9:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The carrier expects to become the world's first mobile operator to integrate online services with smartphones capable of FIDO-enabled multiple ...

Senate Expected To Act on NSA Collection of Phone Records

May 22, 2015 7:35 am | by Ken Dilanian, Associated Press | News | Comments

The House has left town, having passed a bill to end NSA's collection of domestic phone metadata, while replacing it with case-by-case searches and extending two other expiring surveillance provisions used by the FBI to pursue...

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Obama Again Nominates Rosenworcel for Commissioner

May 21, 2015 10:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Rosenworcel has been a staunch advocate for the FCC's recently passed Open Internet rules, as well as for the reclassification of Internet Service Providers under Title II of the Communications Act. 

AT&T Proposes Quick Clearing of 600 MHz

May 20, 2015 11:36 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T is specifically referring to things like low-power television, translators and unlicensed wireless microphones, among other users that might interfere with wireless operations within...

Dish, Cogent Force AT&T's Hand on DirecTV Deal

May 14, 2015 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In an ex parte filing, Dish, Cogent, and three consumer advocacy organizations, raised concerns...                                                                                                    

Industry Asks Appeals Court for Stay of Title II Order

May 13, 2015 5:28 pm | by Brian Santo, CED Magazine | News | Comments

The petitioners include the NCTA and ACA, representing the cable industry, along with USTA, CTIA, AT&T, CenturyLink, and WISPA.                                                                     

Internet of Things Should End Pervasive High Tech Secrecy

May 12, 2015 2:35 pm | by Sami Luukkonen | Articles | Comments

Clinging to a culture of secrecy stifles innovation. And it makes companies more vulnerable to other companies -- such as competitors -- that openly share information with each other. 

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Apple Expands Green Initiatives to China

May 11, 2015 11:13 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a  new multi-year project with the World Wildlife Fund, Apple is set to significantly increase its work to responsibly manage forests across China. The new forest land program aims to protect as much...

Report: Licensed Spectrum Spurs Big Economic Growth

May 11, 2015 10:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Brattle Group found that for every person employed in the wireless industry, an additional 6.5 people get jobs. Overall, the report contends that as a result of the multiplier...

Driverless Cars Prove Accident Prone in California

May 11, 2015 10:34 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two accidents happened while the cars were in control; in the other two, the person who still must be behind the wheel was driving, a person familiar with the accident reports told The Associated Press.

FCC Denies Stay of Title II for ISPs

May 11, 2015 10:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The petitions came from trade groups representing the cable and wireless industries. CTIA and USTelecom, representing the wireless carriers, had asked the FCC to hold on implementing the new classification...

Small ISPs Say FCC’s Net Neutrality Order is Bad for Business

May 8, 2015 10:31 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Pai mentioned six ISPs—which have customer bases ranging from 475 to 8,000—that have declared...                                                                                                             

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Court Rules Against Collection of Phone Records

May 7, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The court did not move to stop the collection of phone records, stating that the pending expiration of the Section would force a legislative debate on the matter. 

Candidate Fiorina Stumps Against FCC, Congress Meddling

May 6, 2015 11:00 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Fiorina said that Wheeler and company had overstepped with the Commission's highly controversial new rules and that if elected president she would seek to repeal the regulations entirely. 

High-Tech Sensors Help Kids Keep Eye on Aging Parents

May 5, 2015 10:37 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Advances in low-cost sensors and wireless networks are fueling a boom in the so-called "smart" home. And companies are looking beyond home security and temperature control...

Wheeler Confident FCC Will Beat Title II Lawsuits

May 4, 2015 12:21 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Wheeler said that part of the reason the FCC decided to move on the Open Internet rules was the overwhelming public response in the form of 4 million online comments, of which he said about three quarters...

U.S. to Open Up About Phone Tracking

May 4, 2015 10:58 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The FBI has begun obtaining warrants before using the devices...                                                                                                                                               

Telcos Ask FCC for Stay on Title II

May 1, 2015 3:46 pm | by Brian Santo, CED Magazine | News | Comments

Several organizations from the telco sector have petitioned the FCC for a stay on its Open Internet Order...                                                                                     

Rural Broadband Gets A Push from $1.65B in New Funds

April 29, 2015 4:39 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The offer to the rural operations of the largest telecom providers, also known as price cap carriers, would provide ongoing support for networks that can deliver broadband at speeds of at least...

AT&T President Slator Fired, Sued for $100M for Racist Texts

April 29, 2015 10:19 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Slator was president of content and advertising for AT&T. He and a number of other executives were accused this week by Knoyme King, an African American, of subjecting her to...

Tower Crew, Capital Shortages Could Delay 600 MHz Auctions

April 28, 2015 11:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Speaking Tuesday at PCIA’s annual infrastructure show, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly specifically noted the overload tower crews could be faced with...

Report: FCC May Nix Dish Spectrum Discounts

April 28, 2015 9:58 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to the Wall Street Journal, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has asked his staff to closely review the bidding actions of Dish's Designated Entities...

Petition To Enable 911 Texts Tallies 35K Signatures

April 27, 2015 10:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Barbara Palmer, chief revenue officer for CallFire, said in a statement that there are many situations, from domestic altercations to home invasions, where making a phone call to 911 is not...

The Comcast-Time Warner Merger Died so OTT Video Could Live

April 24, 2015 1:54 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

It could be that in 30 years OTT mobile video will grow into something as generally despised as today’s cable model and the companies that prop it up.                                                       

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