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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...

2013-11-14 08:31:22

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Adaptrum, Inc., a leading provider of TV white space technology, today announced that FCC has certified its ACRS 1.0 TV white space solution with the Google TV white space database. Adaptrum's ACRS 1.0 is the first radio solution certified with Google's database - an important milestone in a growing ecosystem of TV white space devices and databases and accelerated worldwide adoption of TV white space technology. TV white spaces are...

2013-11-12 16:28:20

Data Filed with FCC Shows Nearly 490K Calls Arrived Without Accurate Location Information Since 2011 WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New data released by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) show that more than two-thirds of the calls to the 9-1-1 emergency center in Delaware County from wireless phones in September 2013 did not include the accurate location information necessary to find a caller in crisis. The data, provided to the FCC, show an alarming drop...

2013-11-08 23:02:37

“Together, we can—and will—bring the nation’s schools and libraries into the digital age,” says Gov. Bob Wise. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 This morning, the Alliance for Excellent Education submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) names and comments from more than 1,000 educators, students, and other citizens who support the expansion of broadband connections in schools and libraries across the nation. The petition urges the FCC to take swift action...

2013-11-08 16:24:05

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) today received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its merger with New Young Broadcasting Holding Co, Inc. Media General expects to close on the transaction on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. "We're delighted to have FCC approval for the merger, the last step in the approval process. We are now in a position to close on the transaction and will do that on Tuesday, November 12, 2013,"...

2013-11-06 08:36:45

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- African Americans are more likely than the public at large to use the Internet to look for a job, and particularly when it comes to using mobile devices and social media for that purpose, according to research unveiled today by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The report from the Joint Center, "Broadband and Jobs: African Americans Rely Heavily on Mobile Access and Social Networking in Job Search," was released today at...

2013-11-03 16:21:37

Company to host conference call on Wednesday, November 6th to discuss these new rules and near-term outlook for relief COVINGTON, La., Nov. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Globalstar, Inc. (OTCQB: GSAT) announced today that the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM") commencing a formal proceeding to allow Globalstar to deploy a terrestrial broadband network over 22 MHz of spectrum in the 2.4 GHz band. As Globalstar requested, the...

2013-11-01 23:19:08

ISTE urges educators to share E-Rate success stories with Federal Communications Commission. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 There’s still time to have an impact on the future of the E-Rate thanks to the extension of the deadline for filing comments to Nov. 8. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted this extension following the recent 16-day government shut down. “The impact of the E-Rate program on our schools has been transformational, but as technology...

2013-10-31 23:34:42

Rivada Networks, driving leading edge public safety communications solutions, appoints former FCC Chairman Mark Fowler to the Company Board of Directors. Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Rivada Networks is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark S. Fowler, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), to the company’s board of directors. Mr. Fowler served as chairman of the FCC under President Reagan, from 1981-1987, and is its longest serving...