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FCC: Mobile and Cable Services Improving New York and New Jersey continue to be 'difficult'

As many residents of New York and New Jersey know all too well after Sandy blew through town, cellphone and cable service outages persist. But overall, communications conditions in the…

November 1, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

Sandy Knocks Out 25 Percent of Communications FCC says it could get worse

Sandy wreaked havoc with the nation's communications from Virginia to Massachusetts and as far west as Michigan. The slow-moving monster took out about 25 percent of wireless, broadband, cable and…

October 30, 2012, 4:54 PM EDT

FCC Spectrum Auctions: Big Deal Or No Deal? Success hinges on undetermined broadcast participation

Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski called today's launch of the world's first incentive spectrum auctions a "big deal." But depending on TV broadcasters' participation, it could turn out to…

September 28, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT

FCC Launches World's First Incentive Spectrum Auctions Designed to free up more spectrum for mobile wireless

Many of the issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission fall into the category of high geek and rarely draw a crowd. Not today. Friday’s meeting, to launch the world’s…

September 28, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT

Wireless Spectrum To Take Center Stage At Next FCC Meeting Rules for wireless spectrum ownership also on agenda

The Federal Communications Commission is set to begin the Herculean task of holding spectrum auctions to meet the nation's growing demand for wireless services. At the agency's next meeting on…

September 7, 2012, 10:29 AM EDT

The Internet's Role in the Democratic Platform The Web is now a big part of the political discussion

With many of president Obama's top financial contributors in Silicon Valley—Microsoft and Google PACs are the second and third biggest contributors, per Open Secrets, a website that tracks political contributions—it…

September 4, 2012, 3:26 PM EDT

FCC Conditionally Approves Verizon Deals for Wireless Spectrum Telecom will move quickly to close transactions

The Federal Communications Commission Thursday conditionally approved Verizon Wireless' $3.9 billion purchase of spectrum from Cox and SpectrumCo companies Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. It also approved…

August 23, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT

DOJ Conditionally Approves Verizon Wireless Deal With Big Cable Company and its partners can offer quad play for 5 years

Verizon Wireless and four of the nation's largest cable companies can co-market a "quad play" of wireless, wired, TV and cell phone services, according to the Department of Justice—but only…

August 16, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

Union Steps Up Campaign to Oppose Verizon Deal With Big Cable Ads running in four cities

Worried that regulators are heading toward approving the deal between Verizon Wireless and the nation's top cable companies, the Communications Workers of America Friday stepped up its opposition. The new ad campaign, running…

August 10, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

White House Report: Let's Share The Airwaves Former methods to solve spectrum crunch won't meet demand

The administration's report on finding new spectrum to feed the public's growing demand for wireless services concludes that the answer lies in spectrum sharing between government and private industry. The report,…

July 20, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

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