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Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"

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Julius Genachowski, the outgoing chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today touted his agency's record in promoting wireless competition over the last four years. And he warned that allowing AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the market leaders, to snap up all of the spectrum in an upcoming wireless auction...
Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"
AT&T's FaceTime move could get it slapped with an FCC fine

Will the FCC get its first female chief?

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Whomever President Obama nominates to replace Julius Genachowski, there will be political fallout. FORTUNE -- There are lots of different issues that the Federal Communications Commission can affect: from media ownership rules to broadband deployment to whether broadcasters must pay insanely large fines for "wardrobe malfunctions" and people swearing during...
Will the FCC get its first female chief?

AT&T and T-Mobile begin initiative to discourage theft by merging databases of stolen devices

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AT&T and T-Mobile announced today they would start to share a database of stolen mobile devices that aspires to discourage theft and shield customers. All the major carriers, through their wireless association CTIA and the Federal Communications Commission, first revealed plans in April to combine their respective databases, but AT&T and...
AT&T and T-Mobile begin initiative to discourage theft by merging databases of stolen devices
So long, Julius: FCC chair lauded by industry, blasted by activists

Google Glass Explorer Edition undergoes FCC testing

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Google's head-mounted display, Google Glass, has made it's way to the Federal Communications Commission. The developer's edition of the headset, Google Glass Explorer Edition, has appeared in filings at the FCC, suggesting that those who paid for the $1,500 display will be receiving them in the coming months.......
Google Glass Explorer Edition undergoes FCC testing

FCC Clears Google Over Wifi Eavesdropping But Fines It $25,000 For “Noncompliance” With Requests

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The US Federal Communications Commission has cleared Google of any legal wrong-doing over its Street View cars that intercepted wifi transmissions. That’s the good news for the company. The bad news? The FCC is fining Google $25,000 for “willfully and repeatedly” not cooperating... Please visit Marketing Land for the full...
FCC Clears Google Over Wifi Eavesdropping But Fines It $25,000 For “Noncompliance” With Requests
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FCC chairman: Agency needs to police broadband competition

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission needs to be a "cop on the beat" to ensure mobile and broadband competition across the country, the agency's chairman said Tuesday....
FCC chairman: Agency needs to police broadband competition

Silicon Valley faces tough use and piracy issues

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Silicon Valley is finally starting to pay more attention to Washington. In recent years, proposals for new anti-piracy laws and Internet privacy and open-access policies have caused many companies to fatten their lobbying budgets and seek a greater voice at the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission and Capitol Hill....
Silicon Valley faces tough use and piracy issues

FCC chairman endorses capped broadband, tiered pricing

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Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski, speaking during Boston's The Cable Show, has voiced support for data caps on Internet plans. The chief feels that tiered pricing will "increase consumer choice and competition" and result in "lower prices for people who consume less broadband," though he did not clarify what...
FCC chairman endorses capped broadband, tiered pricing
FTC files charges against spammers accused of sending 180 million text messages

AT&T Expands FaceTime Support To Those With Tiered Data Plans & LTE-Capable Devices

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Last month, open Internet advocacy groups threatened to file complaint against AT&T with the Federal Communications Commission due to AT&T’s decision to limit the use of Apple’s FaceTime video calling application. AT&T said that users wouldn’t be able to use FaceTime over its cellular network, unless they were also on the...
AT&T Expands FaceTime Support To Those With Tiered Data Plans & LTE-Capable Devices

Rep. Anna Eshoo promises FCC bill if net neutrality rules overturned #thecircuit

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Net neutrality: Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she would introduce legislation affirming the Federal Communications Commission's jurisdiction to "ensure a free and open Internet."According to remarks prepared for a speech, Eshoo said she would introduce such a bill if the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...
Rep. Anna Eshoo promises FCC bill if net neutrality rules overturned #thecircuit

FCC votes to suspend special access trigger #thecircuit

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FCC votes to suspend special access rules: The Federal Communications Commission announced late Wednesday that it will suspend so-called special access rules that govern price flexibility. In a vote split along party lines, the agency said it will suspend the rules while it looks into whether or not the...
FCC votes to suspend special access trigger #thecircuit

Congress, wireless industry team up to make stolen phones worthless

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It is a horrible feeling: you reach in your pocket for your smartphone, but it’s not there. All of a sudden, you realize you left the phone on the table back at the bar. Not even five minutes have passed, so you run back but nobody’s seen it, or turned...
Congress, wireless industry team up to make stolen phones worthless

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 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 fines Google $25,000 for unauthorized data collection and impeding investigation

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

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

With new partner, VC firm Aberdare goes all in on digital health

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Venture capital firm Aberdare is evolving with the times. In response to technology, policy and demographic trends that are reshaping the healthcare industry, the group on Tuesday said it is refining its investment thesis. To support its growing emphasis on “transformational health investing,” the firm also said it had hired...
With new partner, VC firm Aberdare goes all in on digital health

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
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White House open sources "We the People" petition app

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If you want to design a petition application for your town government, group or agency, you can now download the source code for the White House’s  “We The People” online petition from GitHub and tweak it for your own use. The stated goal of this move is to let other organizations —...
White House open sources "We the People" petition app

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

FCC Will Investigate U.S. Mobile Phone Unlocking Ban

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Cell phone unlocking in the United States became illegal in late January for new devices, prompting a White House petition urging the government to look into the issue. The petition on the WeThePeople platform successfully garnered the 100,000 signatures necessary for an official White House response, and the backlash over...
FCC Will Investigate U.S. Mobile Phone Unlocking Ban

AT&T to pay feds $700,000 to settle overcharging dispute

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The Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday it has reached a $700,000 settlement with AT&T over claims that the carrier overcharged wireless data customers. [Read more]...
AT&T to pay feds $700,000 to settle overcharging dispute
FCC sets the stage to make in-flight Wi-Fi ridiculously fast
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