What the spectrum auction means for you and me

Feb 17, 2012
Wireless companies may soon be able to buy more airwaves under a spectrum auction that will help pay for the payroll tax cut extension and other jobless benefits. What's the idea behind the auction?

Congress finds funds in the airwaves

Feb 17, 2012
Parts of the broadcast spectrum will be auctioned off to help cover the costs of the payroll tax cut and extended long-term unemployment benefits. Even a sliver of spectrum could bring a big chunk of cash.

Why the FCC halted LightSquared's wireless network plan

Feb 15, 2012
Federal officials have nixed a plan by broadband company LightSquared to build a national wireless network. Politico's Eliza Krigman explains why and discusses what happens next.

Verizon announces new fee for some customers

Dec 30, 2011
A new fee will be hitting some Verizon users paying monthly bills with a credit card. That decision has already caused a bit of consumer backlash.

Vote on USF tomorrow

Oct 26, 2011
University of South Florida? University of San Francisco? No, the Universal Service Fund, that little noticed but oft-discussed (on our show at...

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Spectrum battle in congressional Super Committee

Oct 25, 2011
Does anyone else imagine the Super Committee being staffed by the Super Friends but dressed up like congress people? Like Batman and Aquaman and...

Did we not tell you Net Neutrality would get more litigious?

Sep 30, 2011
You should listen to us more often. THREE new lawsuits have been filed charging that the FCC's rules don't go nearly far enough....