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2013-11-26 16:25:59

Pending Spectrum Auction Jeopardizes Future Use of Wireless Microphones Operating in the 600 MHz Range, Unfairly Forcing Content Creators to Reinvest Again in Wireless Equipment OLD LYME, Conn., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has recently filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in light of the pending spectrum auction scheduled to take place in 2014. The government auction, which jeopardizes the future use of...

2013-11-25 12:26:27

BALTIMORE, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (the "Company" or "Sinclair") announced today that it closed on its previously announced acquisition of 18 television stations owned by Barrington Broadcasting Group, LLC ("Barrington") for $370.0 million and entered into agreements to operate or provide sales services to another six stations. The 24 stations are located in 15 markets and reach 3.4% of the U.S. TV households. The acquisition was...

2013-11-22 16:24:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy's board of directors today elected William E. Kennard - former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chair and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union - as a new board member, effective Jan. 1, 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) Kennard chaired the FCC from 1997 to 2001, earning recognition from U.S. News & World Report as a "consumer champion for the digital age" for his efforts to...

2013-11-22 12:23:08

GENEVA, November 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OnAir [http://www.onair.aero ] totally supports the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in its move to end the ban on the use of cell phones on aircraft. Mobile OnAir [http://www.onair.aero/en/commercial-airlines-products-mobile-onair ], OnAir's inflight mobile phone service, has flown with more than 25 airlines on thousands of flights across the world since 2007, with the full backing of over 100 national authorities. There has...

2013-11-21 12:31:42

Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Emergency Response Groups Appear at FCC Panel This Week, Urge FCC to Take Immediate Action WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis of data released by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) shows that more than one-third of all calls received by 9-1-1 emergency centers in Utah from wireless phones in June 2013 did not include the accurate location information necessary to find a caller in crisis. (Photo:...

FCC Chairman Rebuild US Phone System
2013-11-21 12:12:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online On Tuesdays Tom Wheeler, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), called for a complete rebuild of the American telephone system. Wheeler joined the FCC as chairman earlier this month, replacing Julius Genachowski. In a post this week on the FCC’s blog, Wheeler called for changes that would, in essence, completely rebuild the current century-old telephone system using Internet technology. “Our...

2013-11-19 23:25:11

European countries develop stance to limit consumer radiation exposure and support need for additional solutions. Novato, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Green Swan Inc., a champion of safer cell phone usage, today announced the official launch of The Cell Spacer™, a device that puts distance between a mobile phone user’s head and headset to help consumers ensure compliance with FCC and industry standard regulations for safer cell phone use. The launch of The Cell Spacer comes amid...

2013-11-18 20:21:47

Groups Unveils Banner at Press Event Outside FCC at Start of Commission Workshop on e911 Location Accuracy WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent law enforcement, public safety, and emergency response organizations held a press event outside the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday, November 18(th) at the opening of a Commission workshop on e911 location accuracy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131118/PH19587-a ) (Photo:...

New FCC Chairman: Revamp Unlocking Policy Or We’ll Regulate It For You
2013-11-15 17:57:03

Bryan Carpender for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online There’s a new sheriff in town and he’s showing wireless carriers some tough love. Newly minted chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Tom Wheeler is wasting no time getting to work. His first order of business was to urge mobile operators to agree to several reforms around policies pertaining to the hot-button issue of unlocking devices. The simple act of unlocking a cellphone became illegal last year...

2013-11-14 12:32:17

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Please attribute the following to CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Scott Bergmann: "Wireless carriers have been working for over a year with the FCC to expand the Measuring Broadband America program from fixed to mobile broadband services. Measuring broadband speeds in a mobile environment is a complex task with a myriad of factors that affect wireless broadband performance, many of which are...