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Net neut rules hit the books today

Sep 23, 2011
The Federal Communications Commission's rules on net neutrality are finally official. The rules state that Internet Service Providers can't prefer...
Posted In: broadband, fcc, Internet, net neutrality, wireless

Robot tractors. Robot tractors? Robot tractors!

Sep 20, 2011
What happens when a tractor maker and a robot designer combine forces? Timing is everything on the farm. If you want to get your crops in at the...
Posted In: farms, fcc, robots

FCC is going to start testing white space

Sep 15, 2011
White space. Sounds like something from a sci-fi novel. But, it's real. We talked about this last year when the FCC voted to open this part of the...
Posted In: fcc, spectrum, white space

Broadband grumbles

Sep 15, 2011
Sure, everyone likes the IDEA of improved rural broadband. How to roll it out and pay for it? Well that's a bit of a sticky issue. Politico is...
Posted In: broadband, fcc

We'll all be talking about net neutrality again soon

Sep 13, 2011
The Office of Management and Budget has approved the FCC's rules on net neutrality. That means in the next one to three weeks, the Federal Register...
Posted In: fcc, lawsuits, net neutrality

Phone service holds up pretty well, actually

Aug 29, 2011
Alright, I'll eat that serving of crow this morning. On Friday's memo I predicted that cell service would collapse everywhere in the coming...
Posted In: cell phone, fcc, irene

FCC makes new rules for video

Aug 26, 2011
In nine months, TV stations will have to comply with new rules the Federal Communications Commission announced on Thursday. The rules will require...
Posted In: fcc, tv

GPS industry and LightSquared still squabbling

Aug 18, 2011
LightSquared is trying to get off the ground as a viable wireless carrier. It's struggling because it uses both ground towers and satellites. But,...
Posted In: fcc, gps, lightsquared

Text to 911 on the way

Aug 11, 2011
Speaking at a meeting of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials in Philadelphia yesterday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski...
Posted In: 911, fcc, texting

On-shoring is the new off-shoring (thank you FCC)

Aug 5, 2011
Call centers are bringing jobs back to the United States. Julius Genachowski, chairman for the FCC, says call centers will hire about 100,000 pe...
Posted In: broadband, fcc, government, Jobs

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