Topic: wireless

FCC Looks for More Answers in Verizon Cable Deals Asks company for uncensored documents

Verizon Wireless' pending spectrum deal with four cable companies—which includes a joint venture with its former rivals—isn't going over smoothly with regulators or its critics. The Federal Communications Commission, one…

March 8, 2012, 6:17 PM EST

Congress Poised to Pass Spectrum Legislation Broadcasters get what they want

Hammering out the differences into the wee hours of Thursday morning, a bipartisan, bicameral congressional committee took the historic first step toward unleashing more wireless spectrum to feed an increasingly…

February 16, 2012, 11:56 AM EST

FCC Nominees Still on Hold Sen. Grassley Wants Answers on LightSquared

For the second time this year, the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday held its monthly meeting short of two Commissioners. It may stay that way for a while longer. Sen. Chuck Grassley…

February 15, 2012, 6:34 PM EST

DOJ Clears Google-Motorola Deal E.U. approval came same day

Finally a good day for Google. The acquisitive search giant Monday got green lights from both the European Union and the Department of Justice for its $12.5 billion deal to purchase…

February 13, 2012, 5:39 PM EST

Bipartisan Group Calls for More Unlicensed Spectrum Advocates more flexibility for FCC

A group of 42 members of Congress, mostly Democrats, are urging the payroll tax cut conference committee to let the Federal Communications Commission make available more unlicensed spectrum, a key…

February 9, 2012, 3:52 PM EST

Smaller Carriers Worry Big Two Will Dominate Spectrum Auctions Debate rages over FCC authority

Fearing that AT&T and Verizon will gobble up the entire wireless spectrum in an auction, a group of competitors sent a letter to the Congressional Conference Committee considering spectrum auction…

February 8, 2012, 3:37 PM EST

Walden Pushes Forward on FCC Reform Markup of bill tentatively set for Feb. 7

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and a former broadcaster, isn’t giving up on his mission to reform the Federal Communications Commission. In…

January 25, 2012, 12:55 PM EST

AT&T Lashes Out at FCC's Bid for Flexibility in Spectrum Auctions Congress, not FCC, should set auction conditions, says AT&T

AT&T, one of the likely biggest bidders in any government auction for wireless spectrum, lashed out at the Federal Communications Commission's push for flexibility in how spectrum auctions are conducted. In…

January 13, 2012, 1:35 PM EST

Is Verizon Facing DOJ Probe Over Cable Deals? Public interest groups say telecom hinders competition

Now that the Obama administration has successfully shut down the AT&T-T-Mobile merger, it is setting its sights on Verizon Wireless' recent spectrum and joint venture deals with cable companies, a Department…

December 20, 2011, 3:01 PM EST

AT&T Kills T-Mobile Merger Deal faced stiff opposition from government, consumers

AT&T's blockbuster deal to acquire T-Mobile for $39 billion from Deutsche Telekom is dead. The decision by AT&T comes nine months after it announced the deal. AT&T will recognize a pretax…

December 19, 2011, 5:31 PM EST