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Super Bowl profanity draws ire of parents group #thecircuit

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Parents Television Council calls on FCC for action: The Parents Television Council is asking the Federal Communication Commission to take action against CBS for airing an unedited comment that contained profanity during the Super Bowl when Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco celebrated his team's victory. Read full article >>...
Super Bowl profanity draws ire of parents group #thecircuit

I’ll Show You Competitive … AT&T Jacks iPhone Termination Fee

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The day after the Federal Communication Commission released its wireless competition report (it was the first year since 2003 that the agency didn’t declare the industry competitive) AT&T said it would raise the early-termination fee on smartphones including the iPhone from $175 to $325 as of June 1. This...
I’ll Show You Competitive … AT&T Jacks iPhone Termination Fee

FCC publishes voluntary code of ISP conduct to combat botnets

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The Federal Communication Commission, working with communications companies including Verizon, Cox, and Comcast, passed a voluntary code on Thursday that spells out the steps participating ISPs must take to combat botnets. Those same companies, along with CenturyLink, AT&T, Sprint, and Time Warner Cable, have already committed to follow the...
FCC publishes voluntary code of ISP conduct to combat botnets
FreedomPop announces network expansion for nationwide coverage alongside new 3G/4G 'Overdrive Pro' hotspot

Analyst: Verizon's network neutrality challenge may have to wait until fall

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The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals is likely to wait until September before hearing arguments in a case that challenges the Federal Communication Commission’s right to implement network neutrality, according to a research note. This would delay a decision until the end of this year or early 2014. Originally the...
Analyst: Verizon's network neutrality challenge may have to wait until fall

Users don't want gigabit Internet speeds, Time Warner Cable exec says

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You don't want gigabit Ethernet in your home, you just think you do. You may be jealous of the Kansas City residents who are enjoying gigabit Ethernet through the Google Fiber project. You may hope that your community takes up the Federal Communication Commission's recent 'Gigabit City Challenge.' But...
Users don't want gigabit Internet speeds, Time Warner Cable exec says
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FCC Chairman backs Uber in Washington DC - "I'm on the side of innovation"

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On-call car service Uber has seen more than its share of pushback since its launch. It seems like every other day we’re hearing yet another story of how the company is being shut out of cities such as its most recent events in Boston. But today the company got quite...
FCC Chairman backs Uber in Washington DC - "I'm on the side of innovation"

What’s Google up to? Search giant is testing an “entertainment device”

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Google has asked the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for permission to use an undisclosed new “entertainment device” in four major cities over the next six months. The information came from a FCC application Google submitted in December, which was uncovered by Gigaom. The device will connect to the Internet over...
What’s Google up to? Search giant is testing an “entertainment device”
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Is the FCC planning to propose some new broadband math?

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U.S. broadband needs a facelift, becoming faster, fatter and going farther if the chairman of the Federal Communication Commission has his way. In a speech Tuesday, Julius Genachowski did what I’m beginning to think of as the “Julius shuffle”, where he takes two steps forward calling for innovation, competition and...
Is the FCC planning to propose some new broadband math?

Americans Used More Than 1.1 Trillion Megabytes of Wireless Data Last Year

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With smartphones and tablets becoming increasingly ubiquitous in the United States, mobile data traffic is exploding, and its phenomenal rate of growth shows no signs of slowing any time soon. To wit, the latest metrics from CTIA, which find that mobile data traffic more than doubled over the past year....
Americans Used More Than 1.1 Trillion Megabytes of Wireless Data Last Year

AT&T’s blame game: We didn’t raise prices; the FCC did

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AT&T is heating up its retaliatory campaign against the Federal Communication Commission for denying its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile. Speaking at conference, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson claimed once again that the merger’s death directly resulted in AT&T raising mobile data prices 30 percent earlier this year, The Hill reported....
AT&T’s blame game: We didn’t raise prices; the FCC did

FCC tightens regulations over telemarketing calls, texts

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The Federal Communication Commission has moved to tighten regulations that restrict telemarketers from contacting individuals through unwanted calls or text messages. The FCC's telemarketing rules (PDF) now require companies to obtain written consent from consumers before placing calls, while text messaging and voice calls are now covered under the same...
FCC tightens regulations over telemarketing calls, texts

AT&T and Verizon push to deregulate spectrum auctions

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AT&T and Verizon have reportedly lobbied to deregulate spectrum auctions and reduce the Federal Communication Commission's role in managing spectrum allocation between carriers. The companies are accused of pushing legislators to add a special provision to the JOBS Act (PDF) that would bar the FCC from excluding a company from...
AT&T and Verizon push to deregulate spectrum auctions

AT&T's weak defense of new FaceTime rules: We don't offer a competing app

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Apple’s decision to make its FaceTime video chat app compatible with cellular networks has been a big headache for AT&T. And the carrier’s solution has been just as problematic: Rather than offer unrestricted access to the app, AT&T is forcing its subscribers to sign up for its Mobile Share data plans in...
AT&T's weak defense of new FaceTime rules: We don't offer a competing app

Hurricane Sandy Tests Wireless Infrastructure, Forces Carriers To Collaborate

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There is nothing like a disaster to bring people together. In a rare show of decency, AT&T and T-Mobile have teamed up to provide their networks to people affected by Superstorm Sandy this last week. How long will the partnership last and what does it mean for the future of...
Hurricane Sandy Tests Wireless Infrastructure, Forces Carriers To Collaborate

Spectrum Shortage Will Strike in 2013: Analyst

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The demand for mobile broadband will surpass the spectrum available to meet it in mid-2013, according to Peter Rysavy, a wireless analyst. In a report on the looming spectrum crisis that was sponsored by Research in Motion for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Rysavy explains how the demand for...
Spectrum Shortage Will Strike in 2013: Analyst

FCC's Ruling that Google's WiFi Snooping is Legal Sets Horrible Precedent

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Anyone looking for assurance that the privacy of their home wireless networks would be protected from snoopers by government regulators won't find it in the Federal Communication Commission's recent action against Google....
FCC's Ruling that Google's WiFi Snooping is Legal Sets Horrible Precedent
Verizon Wireless to conduct LTE spectrum sale
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