Posts Tagged ‘Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’

AT&T’s Newly Proposed Economic Model For Merger Riles Opposition

FCC, Media ownership, Mobile Broadband, Wireless July 28th, 2011

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 – Sen. Al Franken (D-MN.) sent a filing to the Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice Tuesday requesting the denial of the merger between wireless carriers AT&T and T-Mobile.

Less than 24 hours after AT&T submitted its most recent economic model to the FCC and DOJ for the proposed merger with T-Mobile, the junior senator from Minnesota weighed in on the conflict, stating that the merger would drive up prices for consumers and likely cost thousands of jobs.

FCC Announces Shakeups in Division Posts

FCC, People June 8th, 2011

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 –The Federal Communications Commission announced a flurry of new hiring in some of the agency’s top spots this week with new blood due to take over three of the Commission’s upper-level posts.

Tuesday Rick Kaplan as the new Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. On Monday, Robert Naylor was announced as the new Chief Information Officer, and Marius Schwartz as the new Chief Economist in the Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis (OSP).
The recent lineup change by the FCC was announced in three separate press releases in less than 24 hours.

FCC Chief Appoints Two Key Staffers

FCC, Media, National Broadband Plan, NTIA September 30th, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2010 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has named senior agency staff in the Media Bureau and Wireless Telecommunications bureaus. These positions are MB Deputy Michelle Carey and WTB Deputy and Senior Advisor on New Technology Michael McKenzie.

FCC Adopts New Rules on Disabilities, Spectrum Deregulation

FCC, Wireless August 5th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2010 –The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to pass all items on the agenda before closing business.

FCC Consumer Advisory Group Discusses Spectrum, Bill Shock and More

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan July 1st, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2010 – The Consumer Advisory Committee meeting at the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday covered a range of issues, including white space spectrum usage, National Broadband Plan implementation concerns, and broadband accessibility to tribal lands and people with disabilities.

FCC Launches Spectrum Task Force

FCC, National Broadband Plan, Wireless April 26th, 2010

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission this morning announced the launch of a spectrum task force designed to promote the agency’s spectrum agenda and intra-agency collaboration.

Wireless World Betokens Further Challenges and Opportunities for Broadband

Wireless October 19th, 2009

WASHINGTON, October 19, 2009 – In a year that has been described as transformational and phenomenal for the telecommunications industry, any attempts at regulating the Internet may turn back the good that the industry has enjoyed, and may slow down efforts at innovation, said panelists speaking at a Progress and Freedom Foundation event.

Apple, AT&T Deny Collusion in FCC Google Voice Inquiry

FCC, National Broadband Plan, Wireless August 24th, 2009

WASHINGTON, August 24, 2009 – Apple, Inc. and AT&T on Friday filed responses with the Federal Communications Commission in which both companies strenuously denied that Apple’s removal of the Google Voice application from Apple’s iPhone App Store was for anticompetitive reasons.

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