Topic: wireless

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

Law Enforcement Mobile Phone Requests Raise Privacy Concerns in Washington 1.3 million made last year

Is tracking consumers across the Internet more or less frightening than law enforcement's habit of requesting personal data from mobile phone carriers? An eye-popping 1.3 million requests were made for…

July 9, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

Did Verizon Wireless Silence Competitor With Spectrum Deal? T-Mobile swap could pave way for regulatory approval of cable deals

Verizon Wireless gave regulators something else to consider as they review the company's controversial $3.6 billion deals to acquire wireless spectrum and carve out marketing deals with the nation's largest…

June 25, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

Antitrust Senator Raises Concerns Over Verizon Cable Deals Stops short of recommending regulators block them

Critics of Verizon Wireless' $3.9 billion spectrum purchase and marketing and joint venture deals with the nation's largest cable companies may have just won a powerful ally in their fight…

May 24, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

Critics of Verizon Wireless' Cable Deals Launch Coalition Group hopes to put more pressure on regulators

Many of the same companies and groups that opposed and helped to shut down the AT&T purchase of T-Mobile are joining forces to take on Verizon Wireless' spectrum and marketing…

May 14, 2012, 10:38 AM EDT

New Bill Aims to Close Crunch in Spectrum Auction Bill would require FCC to bundle federal and TV spectrum

It's finally beginning to sink in in Washington that the pending auction of spectrum voluntarily relinquished by TV broadcasters may hardly make a dent in the looming shortage of wireless…

April 26, 2012, 11:53 AM EDT

Verizon Spectrum Sale Stirs Debate Verizon claims sale is no ploy for approval of cable deals

Verizon's decision to sell some of its spectrum has nothing to do with regulators currently reviewing its pending deals for spectrum and marketing with major cable companies, the company said…

April 19, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

NAB's Smith Rejuvenates Broadcast Lobby Urges industry to 'use all the tools'

Gordon Smith, the former Senator from Oregon who took leadership of the National Association of Broadcasters more than two years ago, is putting the clout back in the broadcast lobby. In…

April 16, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

Senators Weigh Verizon-Cable Spectrum Deals Sen. Kohl holds out judgment on MSO pacts

Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), the influential lawmaker who blasted the AT&T and T-Mobile merger, remains undeclared about his intentions on Verizon's pending spectrum deal with four cable companies. "We have strong…

March 21, 2012, 8:09 PM EDT