MetroPCS Withdraws Legal Claims Against Federal Communications Commission Net Neutrality Rules
FCC, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality
May 23rd, 2013
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 — Wireless provider MetroPCS moved last Friday to dismiss its claims in the lawsuit challenging the Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality laws. In the motion, MetroPCS, which recently merged with T-Mobile, noted that the FCC and the Department of Justice had already consented to the dismissal. Additionally, Verizon Communications, which is […]
Everyone Finds Something to Like in FCC Approval of Wireless T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger
Broadband's Impact, Wireless
March 12th, 2013
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 – The Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced their approval of the proposed merger of mobile wireless carriers T-Mobile and MetroPCS. Two years after the two agencies nixed AT&T’s attempted acquisition of T-Mobile on antitrust grounds, different non-profit interest groups found different reasons to applaud the […]
AT&T Announces LTE Launch
Mobile Broadband, Public Safety, Spectrum, Wireless
May 25th, 2011
WASHINGTON May 25, 2011 – AT&T announced Wednesday that it will upgrade its HPSA+ network to Long Term Evolution (LTE) in five major markets starting this summer, representing the company’s first steps into adopting the standard on its nationwide network.
LTE networks represent upgraded technology from HSPA+ networks, allowing increases in speed capabilities.
Sprint Joins Rural Cellular Association
Media ownership, Spectrum, Wireless
April 21st, 2011
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 – At the group’s annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Rural Cellular Association CEO, Steven Berry, announced the addition of wireless carrier, Sprint to the RCA.
“This is a very timely addition to RCA’s membership, and a stronger membership will certainly help ensure that our voices are heard at the Federal Communications Commission, on Capitol Hill, and at the White House and other parts of the Executive Branch,” said Berry through a joint statement released this week.
MetroPCS Joins Rural Cellular Association
February 18th, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 18, 2011 – The Rural Cellular Association (RCA) announced Friday that wireless provider MetroPCS had joined the association.
D.C. Circuit Denies Verizon Motion for Same Panel as Comcast Net Neutrality Case
FCC, Net Neutrality
February 2nd, 2011
The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied Verizon’s request Wednesday to assign to its current net neutrality challenge the same panel of judges that decided Comcast’s challenge last year.
Analysis: CNBCU Conditions Will Stimulate Growth, Not Restrict It
FCC, Media, Media ownership, Net Neutrality
February 2nd, 2011
The Federal Communications Commission’s recent approval of Comcast’s purchase of NBCU has come with some major conditions that will limit any potential discriminatory policies the new firm might have engaged in.
The new entity, CNBCU, will become one of the nation’s largest content creation and distribution companies. CNBCU will be in a unique position in that they will not only control the creation of content but also the method in which it is distributed. Unchecked, this vertical integration could lead to monopolistic actions.
FCC Files Motion to Throw Out Open Internet Challenges by Verizon, MetroPCS
FCC, Net Neutrality
January 31st, 2011
WASHINGTON, January 31, 2011 – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filed a motion Friday afternoon asking the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss lawsuits by Verizon and MetroPCS against the agency over its recent Open Internet Order.
MetroPCS Accused of Violating Open Internet Order
FCC, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality, Wireless
January 20th, 2011
Consumer groups sent a letter to the FCC last week accusing low-cost carrier, MetroPCS, of violating the Open Internet Order by limiting user access to services. The Center for Media Justice, Free Press, Media Access Project, New America Foundation and Presente.org submitted a letter to the Federal Communications Commission stating MetroPCS is causing a new digital divide […]
LTE Growing Faster Than Ever
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, International, Mobile Broadband, Tribal Broadband, Wireless
January 13th, 2011
Long Term Evolution is growing faster than any other mobile platform in history, according to a recent report from the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). The GSA report includes both variants of LTE: Time Division Duplex and Frequency Division Duplex. Mobile carriers are developing 128 networks in 52 nations and conducting another 52 trials. TeliaSonera, which […]