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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.


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.

Verizon resurrects T-Mobile merger comments in AWS defense

April 27, 2012 3:11 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA's own words are being used against it by Verizon Wireless, which resurrected comments T-Mobile made during its failed merger with AT&T to defend its AWS spectrum purchase.

Bill outlaws taxing Internet access in N.H.

April 27, 2012 3:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The New Hampshire Senate's Finance Committee unanimously voted to outlaw taxing Internet access in hopes of clearing up confusion over how a tax is being applied 22 years after it was created.

Hubbub over content rights greets Google Drive

April 27, 2012 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Internet search leader may need to win more trust based on the suspicions swirling around Google Drive, a new online storage service for personal documents, photos and other content.

FCC approves AT&T spectrum transfer to T-Mobile

April 26, 2012 2:08 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC has approved the transfer of AT&T AWS spectrum licenses to T-Mobile, a crucial part of the agreement in the failed merger of the two companies.

Bill aims to put 1755-1780 MHz band on auction block

April 26, 2012 1:17 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The "Efficient Use of Government Spectrum Act" would require the FCC to pair the 1755-1780 and 2155-2180 MHz spectrum blocks, which are already set for auction, for reallocation and auction for commercial wireless use.

Delay sought in Verizon AWS sale

April 25, 2012 2:42 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint, DirecTV and seven other groups are asking the FCC to stall its review of Verizon's $3.9 billion AWS purchase because of problems accessing documents about the transaction.

Apple stock soars 10% on Q2 performance

April 25, 2012 2:23 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Apple’s stock gained back much of the 12 percent loss it suffered in the previous weeks’ nose dive after the company reported $39.2 billion in revenue and sales of 35.1 million iPhones in its fiscal second quarter.

Britt, White appeal for retrans consent reform

April 24, 2012 2:18 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The CEOs of Time Warner Cable and DirecTV add their voices to those who say the retransmission rules are outdated and broken.

CTIA backs CISPA amid privacy concerns

April 23, 2012 1:32 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

CTIA is throwing its support behind a controversial cybersecurity bill set for a House vote.

Sprint rebuts tax-dodging charges

April 20, 2012 2:04 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint is denying allegations from the New York Attorney General that it has dodged $100 million in state taxes to gain a competitive advantage by making its plans cheaper.

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