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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

Cable companies can't just dump your favorite channel

Aug 2, 2011
The Federal Communication Commission issued a new order that will keep channels on the air during contract fights between programmers and...
Posted In: cable, Entertainment, fcc, television

FCC slows down AT&T and T-Mobile merger

Jul 22, 2011
The Federal Communications Commission released a letter on Wednesday that stated its review of the proposed AT&T - T-Mobile merger would be...
Posted In: AT&T, fcc, T-Mobile

Senator doesn't want AT&T - T-Mobile merger to happen

Jul 21, 2011
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) sent a STRONGLY WORDED LETTER to the FCC and the Department of Justice Wednesday urging the agencies to block the merger...
Posted In: AT&T, fcc, Senate, T-Mobile

Washington to consider cramming

Jul 12, 2011
Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on "cramming," that's when phone companies charge you for things you didn't authorize...
Posted In: Congress, cramming, fcc, rockefeller, Senate

Lightsquared: "We can change! Just give us a chance!"

Jul 1, 2011
Lightsquared is the heavily backed company that's planning/hoping to build a new 4G network using both ground towers and satellite capability. It...
Posted In: fcc, gps, lightsquared, spectrum

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