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Verizon Wireless
2014-08-07 04:34:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A top mobile service provider is defending the decision to limit its decision to slow data transfer speeds for some customers, stating that it would only happen in “very limited circumstances” and is also accusing the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of coming down hard on the company over a common industry practice. According to CNET reporter Marguerite Reardon, Verizon Wireless CEO Daniel Mead said during a press...

Spectrum Auction Delayed Until 2015
2013-12-07 05:30:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A planned television spectrum auction intended to bolster wireless services has been delayed until 2015, US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on Friday. The decision to postpone the auction, during which the FCC will attempt to buy back airwaves from TV stations and license them to wireless carriers, was  “widely expected,” according to Gautham Nagesh of the Wall Street Journal. The...

FCC Streamlines In-Flight Internet Approval Process
2012-12-31 04:38:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Airlines should soon have an easier time securing regulatory approval for in-flight Internet services, as the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules Friday to cut some of the red tape involved in the process. According to Jim Wolf of Reuters, the new rules governing in-air broadband technology could cut the wait time associated with the Wi-Fi licensing process by "as much as 50 percent." Likewise, the Federal...

FCC Preliminary Approval For Spectrum Auctions
2012-09-29 04:45:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved new rules governing the auctioning of wireless spectrum in a move that could free up more airwaves for wireless broadband. According to Amy Schatz of the Wall Street Journal, the regulatory committee is preparing to auction off television airwaves surrendered by station owners in 2014, and is also reportedly considering placing caps on the total amount of spectrum that...

2012-07-25 23:00:20

iPS3news.com, the leading online news and updates site for the Sony PlayStation 3, understands that a new exhibit published on the website of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) actually refer to a new PS3 console. It´s believed that Sony have requested that the government body inspect the new device in order to make certain it meets US guidelines with regard to wireless support. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Japanese games console giants Sony are believed to be planning...

FCC Revokes Approval Of LightSquared’s Network
2012-02-15 09:02:43

LightSquared, a company vying to build a nationwide 4G-LTE wireless network, is on track to have its proposal shot down by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), after testing showed the network would interfere with existing GPS devices. The FCC on Tuesday revoked the conditional approval for the network given in January 2011. That revocation comes after an opinion by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which said that “there is no...

2011-02-18 06:15:00

According to a national broadband map released by the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in cooperation with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as many as one in ten Americans do not have Internet connections that are fast enough for online activities such as watching videos or teleconferencing, and 65 percent of schools have broadband connections that are too slow to meet their needs. The national broadband map, which shows what types of...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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