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House members urge Wheeler to conduct open auction

On April 11, 78 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to maximize the upcoming spectrum auction. Read More »

U.S. remains world leader in mobile traffic, says Cisco

In 2014, the number of cellphones in the world will be greater than the number of people, and the U.S. will continue to lead in global mobile traffic. Read More »

Pennsylvania telephone deregulation bill is bad for seniors

Wayne Burton, president of the Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans, condemns a pending state bill that would free Verizon from landline guarantees and cost controls. Read More »

FCC’s O’Rielly calls for strict build-out regs

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly wants "... strict build-out requirements and a willingness to yank licenses if necessary.” Read More »

FCC speed test for iPhone announced

Chairman Tom Wheeler announced the release of the FCC's free Speed Test app for iOS devices, as part of the commission's Measuring Broadband America program. Read More »

Minnesota Senator warns Sprint and T-Mobile

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today warned Sprint and T-Mobile that any attempt to consolidate the wireless market "will naturally raise concerns." Read More »

Gigabyte mobile data arrives

According to Cisco's latest Visual Networking Index, world mobile users doubled their data consumption last year, with consumers in Japan, the U.S. and South Korea using more than 1 GB per month. Read More »

Wheeler indicates to Sprint that he’s skeptical of merger

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told Sprint top management that he'll 'keep an open mind' about their proposed merger with T-Mobile, but he remains skeptical. Read More »

Cellphones not yet a substitute for landlines

According to The New York Times, when you call 911 on a cell phone, "... it could take another 20 to 25 seconds for the dispatcher to receive a second batch of data with the specific location... And there is always a bit of “fuzziness” associated with your exact location." Read More »

Another step toward web-based TV, and undoing the cable bundle?

Verizon announced it would purchase Intel’s OnCue Cloud TV platform, a system that would allow Verizon to extend its marketing of Internet-based video, both through fiber and wireless. Read More »

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