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2013-05-20 08:33:05

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that the company's Chairman, CEO and President, Maurice B. Tose, has been reappointed to serve on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) until 2015. The CSRIC is responsible for providing recommendations to the...

2013-05-16 16:27:55

Additional Reforms Proposed by TracFone Also Urged to Improve Wireless Lifeline MIAMI, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TracFone Wireless, Inc., issued the following statement today: "As the leader of the federal Lifeline program, we welcome the call by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill for an independent federal audit of any inefficiencies that may remain in the program. In our view, all responsible Lifeline wireless service providers will embrace such additional scrutiny. In...

2013-05-14 16:32:39

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hudson Institute is pleased to announce that Commissioner Robert M. McDowell will become a Visiting Fellow at the Hudson Institute when he leaves the Federal Communications Commission later this week. McDowell has served with distinction at the Federal Communications Commission since 2006. He will be affiliated with the Center for the Economics of the Internet at the Hudson Institute, directed by Senior Fellow Harold Furchtgott-Roth,...

2013-05-13 12:33:16

Department of Justice Provides No Legitimate Analysis to Support Position that FCC Should Rig Upcoming Voluntary Incentive Auction for Broadcast Spectrum WASHINGTON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last year, Congress passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 which directed the Federal Communications Commission to design and hold a voluntary incentive auction to transfer the "beachfront" spectrum held by television broadcasters to the mobile wireless...

In Flight Wi-Fi Internet Improvements Approved By FCC
2013-05-10 10:30:43

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It could soon be easier to do some surfing while flying high. On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed auctioning off the rights to newly available airwaves, which could improve in-flight Wi-Fi connections. The agency approved new rules that would increase the available spectrum for air-to-ground broadband service, and commissioners at the government agency believe the passage of these new rules could...

2013-05-02 23:03:25

President Obama nominates Tom Wheeler to become the Country´s next FCC Chairman. (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), a membership organization that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the wireless Internet service provider industry, extends its congratulations as President Obama nominates Tom Wheeler to become the Country´s next FCC Chairman. In addition, WISPA applauds and welcomes Mignon Clyburn, the acting Chair who...

2013-05-02 12:31:26

Encourages a focus on investment, modernization, and network infrastructure SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CALinnovates today issued the following statement regarding President Obama's nomination of Tom Wheeler to replace Julius Genachowski as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): "The next leader of the Federal Communications Commission will inherit an agency dealing with critical issues that directly impact the advancement and widespread...

2013-05-01 16:34:31

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After President Obama named Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn as acting Chairwoman, CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent issued the following statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100629/DC28223LOGO-a) "On behalf of the wireless industry, we are pleased that Commissioner Clyburn has been named Acting Chairwoman of the FCC. We have worked for several years with...

2013-05-01 16:34:08

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama today (May 1) nominated Tom Wheeler to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and announced that Commissioner Mignon Clyburn would serve as acting chair until Wheeler's confirmation. The following statement should be attributed to Craig Silliman, Verizon senior vice president, public policy: "Verizon congratulates Commissioner Clyburn on her historic appointment as acting chair of the Federal Communications...

2013-05-01 16:34:05

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- After President Obama nominated Tom Wheeler as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent issued the following statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100629/DC28223LOGO-a) "On behalf of the wireless industry, we congratulate Tom on today's announcement. Tom has a deep understanding of communications issues, a passion for hard work and creative...