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Are Automakers Securing the Connected Car?

February 9, 2015 9:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Half the manufacturers said they wirelessly transfer information on driving history from vehicles to another location, often using third-party companies, and most don't describe...                

Senators Call for Investigation into Verizon Wireless 'Supercookies'

February 6, 2015 3:18 pm | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

Democratic senators on Friday called on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless...                                                                                

Regulator Really, Really Dislikes Obama’s Title II Proposal

February 6, 2015 12:47 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“For that reason, if you like dealing with the IRS, you are going to love the President’s plan,” FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said in a statement.                                                       

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FCC Ups Maximum Opening Bids for Incentive Auction

February 6, 2015 12:42 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The FCC's Incentive Auction Task Force has updated information on the upcoming 2016 broadcast incentive auction and the value of broadcasters' spectrum holidings...                                               

SmartWatch: Going Once, Going Twice...Sold to Dish Network

February 5, 2015 10:59 am | by Alex Shanahan, Andrew Berg, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

The FCC's AWS-3 auction got off to a fast-paced start and then an excrutiating grind to the finish line. But we made it...                                                  

Just the Facts: Net Neutrality and What It All Means

February 5, 2015 10:23 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer: | News | Comments

This principle of fairness, known as "net neutrality," will go up for a vote on Feb. 26 among the FCC's five commissioners. But what does "net neutrality" really mean to you?

Update: Wheeler Goes Nuclear with Title II Announcement

February 4, 2015 11:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The opening salvo in what could be the biggest war the wireless industry has ever seen was just launched Thursday by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler....                      

Visualized: How Important Is Network Security?

February 2, 2015 10:39 am | Articles | Comments

It's a brave new world out there, with threats lying just behind every click and within every poorly conceived password. Check out this rundown on how important it is...                            

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UPDATE: FCC Commissioner Slams Dish Network’s AWS-3 Auction Discounts

February 2, 2015 10:27 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Monday released a scathing statement, slamming the FCC for allowing companies to abuse the Designated Entity (DE) program and...                                    

FCC Knocks AT&T with Fine for Illegal Operations

February 2, 2015 10:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Enforcement Bureau said it examined the licensing history of approximately 250 AT&T stations and determined that...                                      

Recap: Where We're at with Net Neutrality

February 2, 2015 10:01 am | by Annew Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

The commissioners will vote Feb. 26. Wheeler is expected to have the support of the other two Democratic commissioners. The two Republican commissioners have made clear...                       

AT&T Will Begin Deploying Its New AWS-3 Spectrum in 2017

January 30, 2015 4:04 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T came away from the FCC’s AWS-3 spectrum auction as the big winner, spending $18.2 billion for what it calls a “near nationwide contiguous 10x10 MHz block.”                         

AWS-3 Auction Results Show AT&T, Verizon, Dish as Big Spenders

January 30, 2015 1:57 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T poured the most money into the auction, shelling out $18.2 billion in provisional winning bids (PWB).                                                  

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FCC Pushes New Rules to Improve E911 Location Accuracy

January 29, 2015 3:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new rules acknowledge that wireless carriers will need to time to implement technology that will help to improve location data on "E911" calls...                                          

Washington Glowing Over AWS-3 Auction Results

January 29, 2015 2:12 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“This is great news.  I don’t think anyone imagined we’d raise this much money,” U.S. Senator Nelson said in a statement.                                                                 

TracFone to Pay $40 Million for Deceptive Throttling Practices

January 28, 2015 1:45 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The FTC alleges TracFone advertised unlimited data for $45 per month under its brands including Straight Talk and Net10 but “drastically” throttled...                                 

Verizon Reaches $5M Settlement with FCC on Rural Call Completion

January 26, 2015 3:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

This is the fourth major resolution of a rural call completion investigation. The Bureau entered into consent decrees related to rural call completion performance with...                         

Waze's Police Tracking Ways Draw Sheriffs' Ire

January 26, 2015 9:28 am | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

 Waze has fifty million users in 200 countries that turn to the free service for real-time traffic guidance and warnings about nearby congestion, car accidents, speed traps or...        

AT&T Enters $9.2B Credit Deal to Cover Acquisition Related Payments

January 22, 2015 10:59 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T will use the funds for general corporate purposes including “acquisition related expenses” should advances be made under either agreement.                                       

Sprint CTO: “Light Touch” Title II Won’t Harm Mobile Investment

January 16, 2015 12:22 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

In a letter filed with the FCC, Bye wrote that any new net neutrality rules should include...                                                             

‘Healthy Competition’ Is Not Enough to Protect Consumers

January 15, 2015 3:42 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

Obviously, the consequences could be disastrous if the FCC were to rule over ISPs, wireless or wireline, as though they were truly nothing more than public utilities. That said, consumers need more protection than a tip of the cap to competition from goliaths like Verizon and AT&T. 

Supreme Court Sides with T-Mobile in Cell Tower Siting Dispute

January 14, 2015 2:17 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The United States Supreme Court today sided with T-Mobile and said that a town in Georgia did not provide a timely explanation of why it denied a request to put up a cell tower.           

House 'Regulatory Accountability Act' Could Hobble FCC

January 14, 2015 10:55 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Called the Regulatory Accountability Act, the bill seeks to restrict the creation of any significant new regulations by virtually every single...                   

Obama Stresses Data Protection in Connected Age

January 13, 2015 10:35 am | by Nedra Pickler, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama on Monday proposed strengthening laws against identity theft by requiring notification when consumer information is...                        

AWS-3 Auction Bidding Rounds Change Again as $45B Nears

January 8, 2015 3:41 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The FCC today once again altered the bidding rounds structure for its ongoing AWS-3 spectrum auction.                                                                      

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