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Hesse, Masayoshi Son Met With FCC to Pitch SoftBank-Sprint Deal

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Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and SoftBank chief Masayoshi Son met last week with members of the Federal Communications Commission to pitch the benefits of their proposed deal. In a regulatory filing with the commission, Sprint confirmed the meeting as well as details of its pitch for approval of the deal....
Hesse, Masayoshi Son Met With FCC to Pitch SoftBank-Sprint Deal

FCC Chairman: Rejection of AT&T's T-Mobile Deal Isn't Causing Higher Prices

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AT&T has recently made the case that the failure of its effort to buy T-Mobile is behind recent price hikes. Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski isn’t buying it. In a speech at the CTIA trade show in New Orleans on Tuesday, Genachowski said that it shouldn’t lead to higher...
FCC Chairman: Rejection of AT&T's T-Mobile Deal Isn't Causing Higher Prices

Bipartisan bill to re-legalize cellphone unlocking introduced in Senate

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We should have known that it wouldn't take long for someone in congress to take up the fight to re-legalize cellphone unlocking. Those championing the effort on the floor of the Senate are Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) , Richard Blumenthal (D-UT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) who introduced the Wireless Consumer...
Bipartisan bill to re-legalize cellphone unlocking introduced in Senate

The real Gigabit Challenge is getting ISPs to think like tech firms

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On Friday six cities in North Carolina issued a request for proposal for gigabit connections at a reasonable costs for businesses and residents. The cities have been talking up their efforts which would include new investment from a company, as well as the opportunity to lease the cities’ dark fiber....
The real Gigabit Challenge is getting ISPs to think like tech firms

Mobile Miscellany: week of October 1st, 2012

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If you didn't get enough in mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This past week, FCC Chairman Genachowski weighed in on what must be done to keep the spectrum crunch from becoming a crisis, pricing leaked for the...
Mobile Miscellany: week of October 1st, 2012

FCC Proposes Rules for Airwaves Auctions

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The FCC chairman circulated proposed rules for future auctions of television airwaves so that the agency's other four members can vote on them at a Sept. 28 meeting....
FCC Proposes Rules for Airwaves Auctions

FCC Chairman calls for increased cybersecurity measures

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The FCC chairman has called for a step-up in the fight against cybercrime....
FCC Chairman calls for increased cybersecurity measures

FCC Introduces "Experimental Authorization" Program To Give Commercial Space Companies Access To Spectrum

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The FCC has introduced a plan to give commercial space companies like SpaceX access to the spectrum they need to perform missions. The plan will allow companies to apply for spectrum on a temporary basis so they can safely operate their missions, as scheduled. As it stands now, companies like...
FCC Introduces "Experimental Authorization" Program To Give Commercial Space Companies Access To Spectrum

FCC Chairman Proposes Inquiry Into Cellphone Radiation

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The head of the FCC wants to open an inquiry into whether cellphone-emissions standards need to be changed amid concerns that the emitted radiation could cause brain cancer....
FCC Chairman Proposes Inquiry Into Cellphone Radiation

Verizon gearing up to deliver ‘text-to-911′ capabilities

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Verizon has selected a vendor that will help the company deliver the ability to text 911 emergency services, The Hill has learned. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski commended the company for the move. By accepting texts in this way, in lieu of a phone call, Verizon could set the stage for those...
Verizon gearing up to deliver ‘text-to-911′ capabilities

Lock up the stable before the horses are stolen

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This sponsored post is produced by 3CX. As smartphones continue to proliferate, so increases the number of thieves who can’t resist their lure. In some cities, such as New York, smartphone theft is rampant, to such an extent that the NYPD has teamed with Apple to help recover stolen iDevices,...
Lock up the stable before the horses are stolen

Verizon to stop blocking tethering apps, pay $1.25 million fine to FCC

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The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday announced that Verizon Wireless (VZ) will no longer be blocking tethering apps from mobile app stores. The nation’s largest carrier was being investigated for violating the FCC’s “C Block rules,” which allow customers to freely use the devices and applications of their choosing....
Verizon to stop blocking tethering apps, pay $1.25 million fine to FCC
FCC Chairman calls for gigabit internet in all 50 states by 2015

Obama tech adviser says re-election sets stage for progress on spectrum

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Federal initiatives to make more spectrum available for mobile services are likely to take off running after President Barack Obama's re-election on Tuesday, a member of a presidential technology commission said. The government is trying to feed demand for additional spectrum on several fronts, including auctions and the sharing...
Obama tech adviser says re-election sets stage for progress on spectrum

Boxee Stands With The CEA Against Cable Companies, Courts The FCC Chairman To Stop Proposed Ruling

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Anti-consumer legislation SOPA and PIPA might be all but dead, but there isn’t time to rest. There is a seemingly never-ending flow of proposed legislation, statutes and bills queued up, ready to bust down doors and storm living rooms. One of the latest involves the forced transition from analog to...
Boxee Stands With The CEA Against Cable Companies, Courts The FCC Chairman To Stop Proposed Ruling
FCC chairman says we need faster internet sooner, defends role as a 'cop on the beat'

FCC commissioner McDowell will beat chairman Genachowski out the door as he announces his resignation

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Today Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioner Robert McDowell announced that he will step down from his post in the coming few weeks. McDowell is among the group of five commissioners that comprise the FCC’s leadership. His departure comes at a somewhat odd timing, as BizJournals noted today in its coverage of the news,...
FCC commissioner McDowell will beat chairman Genachowski out the door as he announces his resignation

FCC chair grants AT&T's wish for a nationwide 4G band

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AT&T asked, and the Federal Communications Commission most definitely listened. Three months after AT&T submitted a complex proposal to turn a very cellular-unfriendly band into pristine 4G airwaves, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski appears set to push AT&T’s request through the commission. Genachowski on Wednesday began circulating a proposed order among...
FCC chair grants AT&T's wish for a nationwide 4G band

FCC moves to expand mobile spectrum

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission took the first step Friday toward groundbreaking auctions of television spectrum to mobile carriers faced with skyrocketing bandwidth demands from their customers. The FCC approved a notice of proposed rulemaking (PDF) (NPRM) that lays out proposed rules and asks for public comment on so-called...
FCC moves to expand mobile spectrum

Apple CEO Tim Cook to open D10 conference: yes, we'll be liveblogging

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The All Things D conference has a long history of wrangling an impressive speaker list, and this year's gala is no different. The outlet has just confirmed that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the keynote speaker for D10's opening night, just two years after the late Steve Jobs...
Apple CEO Tim Cook to open D10 conference: yes, we'll be liveblogging

T-Mobile And MetroPCS To Merge

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The fourth and fifth largest U.S. wireless carriers finally get FCC approval. The Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that it has given approval to T-Mobile merging with MetroPCS. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said that allowing the fourth and fifth largest U.S. wireless carriers to combine will benefit consumers. One...
T-Mobile And MetroPCS To Merge

Former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Lobbies for LightSquared

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Two names that have recently been out of the limelight recently turned up on Tuesday at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission: Bankrupt would-be mobile......
Former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Lobbies for LightSquared

FCC proposal hopes to grow WiFi spectrum by 35 percent, reduce hotspot congestion

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Sick of overloaded public WiFi? So is the FCC. Back at CES FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said we were heading for a WiFi "traffic jam," and promised to work with Government agencies to score public networks a little extra spectrum. In an effort to make good on the pledge,...
FCC proposal hopes to grow WiFi spectrum by 35 percent, reduce hotspot congestion

National database aims to catch smartphone thieves

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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski The feds have teamed up with law enforcement and the wireless industry to curb the theft of cellphones by essentially rendering them useless once pilfered and fingering the thieves if they try to activate them. U.S. mobile operators will ban any phone or 3G/4G tablet reported...
National database aims to catch smartphone thieves

FCC chair to TV broadcasters: Mobile is not your enemy

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Is the wireless industry a wolf in sheep's clothing to the TV market? FCC Chairman Genachowski says, "no," as he encourages TV broadcasters to work with wireless operators. [Read more]...
FCC chair to TV broadcasters: Mobile is not your enemy

FCC set to release more spectrum to feed our need for Wi-Fi

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Getting a decent Wi-Fi connection out in the wild is getting harder as the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz airwaves become more crowded, but the Federal Communications Commission is feeling our pain. At CES 2013 Wednesday evening, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said the government is looking to open an additional...
FCC set to release more spectrum to feed our need for Wi-Fi

The Government Has A New Plan To Make Free 'Super WiFi' Networks Everywhere

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The Federal Communications Commission wants to create so-called "super WiFi" networks all over the United States, sending the $178 billion telecom industry scrambling, The Washington Post's Cecilia Kang reports. At the same time that tech giants such as Google and Microsoft are aggressively lobbying for such a free-for-all WiFi service,...
The Government Has A New Plan To Make Free 'Super WiFi' Networks Everywhere
FCC approves AT&T-Sirius LTE spectrum peace treaty

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will step down 'in the coming weeks'

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Julius Genachowski will be stepping down from his position as FCC Chairman "in the coming weeks" according to a brief message on the FCC's webpage. We're expecting more detail in a live announcement at 10am, but this was no big surprise: the Wall Street Journal broke the news yesterday...
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will step down 'in the coming weeks'

Cell-site outages fall to 19 percent in area hit by Sandy, FCC says

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About 19 percent of cell sites in the area hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy were still out of service on Thursday as recovery was slowed by other network failures and power shortages, according to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. By 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, the outages had declined from...
Cell-site outages fall to 19 percent in area hit by Sandy, FCC says
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