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Mobile Future urges NTIA to hasten spectrum auctions

November 11, 2011 2:23 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Mobile Future Chairman Jonathan Spalter sent an open letter to the NTIA asking them to quickly free more spectrum.

Cable, FCC, to offer low-cost broadband

November 9, 2011 2:44 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

A contingent of cable companies is about to start offering reduced-cost broadband to low-income households with students who otherwise lack access to the Internet.

PCIA urges Congress to streamline zoning regulations

November 8, 2011 2:52 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

PCIA is asking Congress to ensure "the streamlined deployment of wireless facilities as part of any spectrum policy recommendations" that might be adopted as the committee seeks to reduce the budget.

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Coalition files with FCC to block LightSquared spectrum use

November 8, 2011 2:49 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The Coalition to Save Our GPS called on the Commission to "promptly rule" that LightSquared can never use the upper mobile satellite spectrum (MSS) band for high-powered terrestrial operations.

Schmidt defends Google, mourns Jobs' death

November 8, 2011 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt defended his company as a great innovator despite allegations from late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that the Internet search giant stole ideas from Apple's iPhone.

Tek offers monitor for ad loudness

November 7, 2011 3:34 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix expanded its Sentry digital monitoring line with a new product that MVPDs can use to evaluate compliance with legal requirements to prevent ads from getting louder than surrounding programs.

CWA, OWS to march on T-Mobile store

November 4, 2011 3:16 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The Communications Workers of America said "hundreds" of Occupy Wall Street protesters would march to a NYC T-Mobile store to protest what the group calls "the cell phone carrier's anti-worker and union-busting tactics."

Engineering-Wise - Kennen Sie Kabelnetze?

November 3, 2011 10:14 pm | by Daniel Howard, senior vice president of engineering and CTO at SCTE | Articles | Comments

It hasn’t gotten to the point where we’ve struck a partnership deal with Berlitz yet, but over the past couple of years there’s been a dramatic increase in interest from the international community in SCTE’s products and services.

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Capital Currents - New Video Description Rules

November 3, 2011 9:58 pm | by Jeffrey Krauss, president of Telecommunications and Technology Policy | Articles | Comments

In late August, the FCC released new rules for “video description.” This is the audio track for visually impaired viewers that carries both the main program audio and a narrative description of the onscreen action of a TV program or movie.

Judge allows Sprint suit over AT&T, T-Mobile deal

November 3, 2011 3:09 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A federal judge is allowing Sprint and C Spire Wireless' lawsuits against AT&T's merger with T-Mobile USA to proceed on the grounds that they could have an anticompetitive effect on the market for wireless devices.

House passes freeze on wireless taxes

November 2, 2011 3:19 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Much to the dismay of local governments, the House of Representatives yesterday passed the AT&T- and Verizon-backed Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011.

O2 Secure Wireless plans 6-state rural LTE push

November 2, 2011 3:16 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

O2 Secure Wireless said today it will use a $33 million loan from the USDA's Rural Utilities Service to deploy LTE in 65 underserved markets.

Obama nominates Pai, Rosenworcel to FCC posts

November 1, 2011 2:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Pai and Rosenworcel will replace outgoing commissioners Meredith Atwell Baker and Michael Copps.

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LightSquared defends network plans

October 28, 2011 2:52 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

LightSquared is on the defensive following a conference call yesterday hosted by the Coalition to Save Our GPS.

FCC unveils rules for rural broadband fund

October 27, 2011 2:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators have unveiled a plan for overhauling USF: It redirects the money toward broadband expansion.

CTIA sides with FCC in net neutrality challenges

October 27, 2011 2:45 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

CTIA, which long fought against the FCC's net neutrality regulations, may now find itself defending them in court.

U.N. panel sets target to connect poor to broadband

October 26, 2011 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A United Nations panel has given governments a target of connecting half of the world's poor citizens to broadband Internet by 2015.

Broadcom tests DOCSIS-based EoC offering in China

October 18, 2011 3:49 pm | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

Broadcom said Chinese cable operators achieved strong quality of service results during a recent network test of Broadcom's DOCSIS-based Ethernet over Coax (EoC) cable architecture technology.

Viacom to N.Y. court: Scrap YouTube copyright ruling

October 18, 2011 3:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A lower court previously concluded that Google's popular video service is protected from copyright infringement claims. On Tuesday, Viacom urged a Manhattan appeals panel to reject that ruling.

Live From The Cable Show - SCTE

June 15, 2011 7:15 am | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

SCTE is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information. SCTE currently has nearly 14,000 members from the U.S. and 70 countries worldwide and offers a variety of programs and services for the industry's educational benefit.

Live From The Cable Show - NCTA

June 14, 2011 7:15 am | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

The Cable Show is the only event that brings together the entire spectrum of cable-powered media, entertainment and communications. From multi-platform IP video to public policy and all things in between, this is where it happens - The Cable Show 2011 (June 14-16, Chicago).

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - SCTE

October 27, 2010 7:15 am | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information.

SpectrumCo aims for national wireless footprint

October 31, 2006 7:00 pm | by CED Magazine | News | Comments

SpectrumCo, a joint venture of Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Advance/Newhouse and Sprint Nextel, put up a combined $2.37 billion to win 137 wireless spectrum licenses via the FCC's Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) auction.

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