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911 Outages During Summer Derechos Get Carriers In Hot Water
2013-01-11 08:38:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Telecom companies such as Verizon did not abide by their own rules concerning backup power and system design, which resulted in a failure of 911 communications that affected some 2 million people in the aftermath of powerful storms that hit several states last summer, said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Thursday. “These failures are unacceptable and the FCC will do whatever is necessary to ensure the reliability of...

Text-To-911 Moving Forward
2012-12-07 18:23:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As the East coast was battered by Superstorm Sandy during late October and early November, many in the area used their cell phones to keep in touch with one another. Although this is common, there were some uncommon methods used to reach emergency services. With the voice lines stretched thin, some were able to get the help they needed by Tweeting to their local emergency officials. This is just one example of the...

FCC Asks FAA To Allow Digital Devices On Planes
2012-12-07 10:03:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Save the miracle of flight, there´s little to enjoy about air travel. From the security lines to the long waits to the cramped seats, getting from place to place via airplane can be a headache composed of a thousand little nuisances. Yesterday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski called upon the FAA to reverse an outdated law and bring just a touch of sanity back to the cabin. According to The Hill, Mr. Genachowski has now...

Dish Network Wants Wireless, Not On FCC Terms
2012-11-21 11:02:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As smartphones get smarter and tablets become more powerful, mobile broadband is becoming an increasingly precious commodity. In the U.S., most mobile subscribers are left to choose one of three providers: AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. Even some of those carriers which don´t bear one of these brand names are, in fact, owned by them, making them by far the largest carriers in the nation. Dish Network, the nation´s...

FCC Set To Enact Private-Sector Spectrum Sharing
2012-09-15 07:43:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite an FCC announcement recently regarding wireless spectrum sharing between the US government and the private sector, lawmakers and oversight committees argue that federal officials aren't doing enough to get unused spectrum into commercial hands. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and members of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) announced that the former institution would begin...

FCC Chair Approves Tiered Pricing For Broadband
2012-05-23 08:27:40

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski said Tuesday that he supports tiered broadband internet plans, a growing trend that he claims could be “healthy and beneficial” for broadband and high-tech industries. Streaming services such as Netflix do not agree, reports Washington Post´s Cecilia Kang. Cable service providers and wireless carriers are revising their billing practices to charge users based on how much data they use and moving away from...

CTIA Keynote: Spectrum, Innovation Issues For Wireless Industry
2012-05-08 13:12:26

Enid Burns for RedOrbit.com The wireless industry is poised for growth, however, it has a rather large roadblock that could stop everything: spectrum. The key to further growth in the arena is the opening up of spectrum and forward growth in innovation. That´s what was discussed in a keynote speech at CTIA Wireless on Tuesday. Sustainability, security and innovation are all key drivers to the wireless industry, as identified by Patrick Riordon, president and CEO of Cellcom and...

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