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2014-10-29 08:28:58

Business Messenger subscribers will have text-to-911 support ahead of the FCC's December 31, 2014 deadline, providing a new public safety option as more 911 call centers begin to accept text-to-911 CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeyWire Business, the leading enterprise mobile messaging cloud service, today announced that it is implementing text-to-911 capabilities for its Business Messenger app nearly a month ahead of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC)...

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2014-10-20 04:56:45

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Friday that it would begin examining the possible use of new, extremely high frequency 24 GHz spectrum for future use by mobile broadband networks. The study, which was launched on the recommendation of the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council, is part of the agency’s ongoing attempt to help meet the increasing demand for spectrum and is designed to help the FCC better...

2014-10-17 23:02:03

New regulation helps expedite Internet build-out in rural areas. Ossian, IN (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), a membership organization that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the fixed wireless Internet service provider industry, applauds the Federal Communication Commission’s ruling this morning that will expedite processes for wireless facilities co-location approvals on a national level. The new regulations will...

2014-10-17 12:33:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the FCC's October Open Meeting addressing wireless infrastructure deployment and new spectrum bands, CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker released the following statement: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100629/DC28223LOGO-a "I am pleased that the FCC took meaningful actions today to advance additional spectrum and quicker siting of wireless infrastructure, which are essential to...

2014-10-16 23:00:49

Commissioner discusses his views about regulation and the WISP industry (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai spoke at WISPAPALOOZA, an annual conference and trade show dedicated to the Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) industry, during its Annual Awards Banquet on October 15 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. During his speech, Commissioner Pai observed that almost half of all Americans can now access high speed broadband using fixed...

2014-10-14 12:34:05

Over Past Five Years FCC Has Either Reversed Or Threatened To Reverse Bi-Partisan Deregulatory Policies Of Past Two Decades WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under Section 706 of the Communications Act, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") is charged with encouraging "the deployment of advanced telecommunications services to all Americans." To support the private investment required to fulfill this mandate, all five of the FCC's Commissioners have...

2014-10-14 12:25:07

Opens Door to 'Ultimate Mobile TV' and Social Media Platform NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Giga Entertainment Media (GEM) and GIGANETTV, with its soon-to-be launched SIMUL SEZ, a Super App for tablets and mobile devices featuring simultaneous multi-screen, multi-stream, multi-tasking and multi-user collaboration features and capabilities, today announced that its license from the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as a Multichannel Video Program Distributor (MVPD)...

2014-10-08 12:33:17

Refunds Part of Combined $105 Million Settlement with FTC, FCC, and States WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a $105 million settlement with federal and state law enforcement officials, AT&T Mobility LLC will pay $80 million to the Federal Trade Commission to provide refunds to consumers the company unlawfully billed for unauthorized third-party charges, a practice known as mobile cramming. The refunds are part of a multi-agency settlement that also...

2014-10-03 16:26:20

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott has a strong interest in ensuring that when our guests use our Wi-Fi service, they will be protected from rogue wireless hotspots that can cause degraded service, insidious cyber-attacks and identity theft. Like many other institutions and companies in a wide variety of industries, including hospitals and universities, the Gaylord Opryland protected its Wi-Fi network by using FCC-authorized equipment provided by well-known,...

2014-10-02 12:28:11

FCC May Have Distorted Media Coverage of Net Neutrality Comments WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter sent today to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, a coalition of groups expressed concerns over the agency's loss of objectivity and impartiality in recent proceedings, especially the FCC's ongoing Open Internet rulemaking. The letter urges the Commission to keep partisan politics out of its decision-making process, to avoid spinning media...


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