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Reports: LightSquared could file for bankruptcy

May 14, 2012 1:54 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Some reports speculated that Dish Network head Charlie Ergen could step in.

Best Buy: Dunn did not misuse company resources

May 14, 2012 1:52 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

An independent investigation of Brian Dunn, the ex-CEO of Best Buy, confirmed that he violated company policy, but he didn’t misuse company funds or resources.

Bing to duel Google with Facebook-friendly format

May 11, 2012 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft hopes leveraging the data it gets from partner Facebook will allow it to craft a search engine that really does provide more relevant results.

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@ CTIA: FCC touts spectrum policies

May 9, 2012 3:20 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The head of the FCC took a swipe at his critics during a keynote address, when he defended the agency's decision to block AT&T's merger with T-Mobile USA.

Liberty to boost stake in Sirius XM to 45%

May 9, 2012 3:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company plans to take effective control of the satellite radio operation, despite having its original petition rebuffed by the FCC.

Ohio panel clears $3.1M for broadband boost

May 8, 2012 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The investment would help 33 universities, community colleges and technical schools to enhance their networks with boosts of up to 1 Gbps.

Time Warner Cable doles out digital research program stipends

May 7, 2012 2:33 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable announced that it awarded stipends to two scholars as part of its ongoing Research Program on Digital Communications effort.

Powell to speak at Cable Center’s ACT Forum

May 4, 2012 1:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell has signed on to speak at The Cable Center’s second-annual Academic and Cable Telecommunications (ACT) Forum.

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Verizon plans 2013 text-to-911 service

May 4, 2012 1:50 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless announced a major text-to-911 push, making it the only top-tier operator in the country to offer the emergency service.

Possible jury impasse looms in Oracle-Google trial

May 4, 2012 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal court jury is having a difficult time reaching a verdict in a complex copyright infringement trial pitting Oracle against Google.

Bloomberg wins FCC dispute with Comcast

May 3, 2012 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Comcast plans to appeal the decision forcing it to change channel assignments for Bloomberg TV.

Verizon goes on offense against AWS deal critics

May 3, 2012 2:28 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless sent the FCC a 14-page screed denouncing critics of its AWS purchase to "address a litany of erroneous claims" from T-Mobile USA and a number of other groups.

Colorado telecom overhaul in doubt this year

May 3, 2012 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A bill to end subsidies for phone service in rural areas is faltering.

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FCC prolongs Verizon AWS review on document issues

May 2, 2012 2:29 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC has tacked three weeks onto its review of Verizon's AWS spectrum purchase after the company and its partners failed to produce documents on time.

Motorola swings to $86M loss in Q1; shipments down

May 2, 2012 2:24 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility reported an operating loss of $86 million for the first quarter of 2012 – on $3.1 billion in revenues and a drop in total shipments of mobile devices.

Former Cablevision exec Bickham joins Rutledge at Charter

May 1, 2012 3:04 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter Communications President and CEO Tom Rutledge went with the tried and true with the recent hiring of John Bickham as the MSO’s new chief operating officer.

Verizon, cable ops open file access to avoid AWS delay

May 1, 2012 2:57 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and its cable partners in the AWS spectrum sale are taking steps to make transaction documents more accessible after Sprint and a number of other companies complained to the FCC.

Report: Wireless economic impact ‘broad, deep’

May 1, 2012 2:47 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The wireless industry comprises a much larger part of the U.S. economy than some policymakers may realize, according to the author of a new report on the impact of cellular technology.

In Perspective - Troll’s bane

April 30, 2012 6:53 pm | by Brian Santo | Articles | Comments

Twitter just announced an astonishing patent policy that provides a fascinating correction to the way the patent system has been going astray.

Falcone resignation rumors circle on debt talks

April 30, 2012 2:45 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The manager of the hedge fund backing LightSquared may give up his board seat to help the struggling mobile broadband company avoid bankruptcy, according to news reports.

CED’s 2012 CTO Roundtable

April 29, 2012 11:26 pm | by Brian Santo | Articles | Comments

In this year’s Roundtable, our participants talk about how the ongoing evolution of the HFC network is nowhere near complete, with years of technological innovations yet to come that will support any number of new services and features.

Ciciora's Corner - Fast history: Part I

April 29, 2012 9:55 pm | by Walt S. Ciciora, expert on cable and consumer electronics issues | Articles | Comments

I have just finished reading “High Definition Television: The Creation, Development and Implementation of HDTV Technology” by Philip J. Cianci.

Capital Currents - High-risk spectrum plays

April 29, 2012 8:41 pm | by Jeffrey Krauss, president of Telecommunications and Technology Policy | Articles | Comments

In light of recent legislation allowing the FCC to auction off TV broadcast spectrum, it might be instructive to review some ill-fated radio spectrum plays.

TWC, Verizon Wireless could have joint products this year

April 27, 2012 3:20 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

The current marketing effort between the two includes a $200 prepaid debit card for customers that choose to add Verizon Wireless’ service and upgrade at least one of their Time Warner Cable services.

Clearwire’s 31-city LTE launch to include N.Y., L.A.

April 27, 2012 3:12 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire didn't always follow the usual big-cities-first approach when it rolled out its WiMAX network, but it let investors know it would take a different tactic with its TD-LTE deployment.

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