Subcommittee Hearing Assesses Spectrum Clearing and Sharing Approaches
Congress, House of Representatives, Spectrum, Wireless
June 27th, 2013
WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 – Witnesses from government agencies and private industry underscored the importance of making more efficient use of radio-frequency spectrum, including sharing and utilization of new technology, at a hearing on Thursday afternoon. In his opening remarks at the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Rep. […]
Wireless Consumer Usage Notification Guidelines Agreed to by Industry and Consumer Groups
FCC, Mobile Broadband, Transparency, Wireless
October 18th, 2011
WASHINGTON Monday October 17, 2011 – FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, CTIA The Wireless Association’s President and CEO Steve Largent and Consumers Union’s Policy Counsel Parul Desai held a press conference at Brookings Institute yesterday morning to announce new “Wireless Consumer Usage Notification Guidelines.” Building upon their Consumer Empowerment Agenda, the FCC has been working with […]
Eshoo Introduces 4G Carrier Transparency Bill
Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, Wireless
June 24th, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2011 – Wednesday Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced legislation that would require wireless 4G carriers to provide consumers with complete and accurate information about their 4G services.
“Consumers deserve to know exactly what they’re getting for their money when they sign-up for a 4G data plan,” said Rep. Eshoo in a statement released on Wednesday.
FCC Addresses Wireless Buildout Issues At Monthly Meeting
FCC, Mobile Broadband, Wireless
April 8th, 2011
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 – The Federal Communications Commission passed a series of measures aimed at expanding mobile broadband access at its April open meeting on Thursday.
ASCAP Music Licensing Fees Voided for Yahoo, RealNetworks
September 28th, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, September 28, 2010 – A U.S. rate-setting court’s formula for establishing the fees that Yahoo! and RealNetworks must pay the nation’s dominant music licensing group is fundamentally flawed because it uses inconsistent data sets and because the benchmarks it uses aren’t relevant or comparable, said a U.S. appeals court Tuesday. “The district court […]
Spectrum Bills Move Quickly Through House Subcommittee
January 21st, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 21, 2010 – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet approved by voice vote legislation to inventory and help reallocate the nation’s wireless spectrum.
Wireless Industry Official, Consumer Advocate Face Off On Net Neutrality
FCC, Net Neutrality, Wireless
December 15th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 15, 2009 – A representative from a wireless industry focused trade association and a co-founder of a consumer advocate group faced off Tuesday on the heated topic about whether the Federal Communications Commission should regulate Internet access to support Net neutrality or open Internet principles.
BroadbandCensus.com People Column: Tech Lobby, Wireless Board Changes
Broadband's Impact, Premium Content
October 31st, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 30, 2009 – CTIA-The Wireless Association announced Friday that it has a newly elected board of director officers. AT&T Mobility President and CEO Ralph de la Vega will serve as CTIA’s chairman, Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse will act as vice chairman, Asurion CEO Bret Comolli as treasurer, Cellcom President and CEO Patrick Riordan as secretary and T-Mobile USA President and CEO Robert Dotson as chairman emeritus.
FCC Takes First Step to Formally Regulate the Internet Through Proposed Neutrality Rules
October 22nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 22, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved controversial proposed rules governing internet access during its monthly public meeting. Commissioners on all sides of the debate stressed the importance of having an open internet, and in engaging in constructive dialogue on the issue going forward. The move marked the beginning of a formal phase of regulating internet access. Although the FCC in August 2005 adopted a policy statement pledging fidelity to four Net neutrality principles, such a policy was never binding upon all broadband providers. Additionally, the proposed rules go beyond those four generally-accepted neutrality principles.
FCC Net Neutrality Efforts Spark Interest Group Mania
October 21st, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 21, 2009 – As the Federal Communications Commission nears the monthly meeting slated for Thursday to consider new regulations regarding Net neutrality, e-mail boxes across Washington are being flooded by all manner of interest groups staking their claim over neutrality and freedom on the Internet.