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Once again, a natural disaster has thrown into question the reliability of cellular phone service, demanding a serious, unbiased evaluation by lawmakers and regulators of the role this piece of our nation’s communication infrastructure should play in an emergency. In...
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn appeared on C-SPAN’s Communicator series. She is confident the FCC will be successful in getting its incentive auctions rolling in the television space, which has a target date of 2014... She refused to speculate on the...
In what amounts to a holiday gift to communications lawyers, as well as extra time for everyone to ponder the issue, the FCC has moved the comment deadlines for its proposed spectrum-holding policies from the day after Thanksgiving (Nov....
Media outlets, regulators and lobbyists this week cranked up the rhetoric over the potential effects of the FCC’s upcoming wireless spectrum auctions. In the online article 'The Myth of the Wireless Spectrum Crisis' on Gigaom.com, Tim Farrar used the Wireless...
Last week, CTIA trumpeted the latest results of their semi-annual wireless industry survey with the headline “Consumer Data Traffic Increased 104 Percent.” Among their conclusions were that Americans have a voracious appetite for mobile data, and that the wireless...
Gary Epstein, a senior adviser and co-leader of the FCC’s incentive auction task force, discussed the incentive auctions last week at the Media Institute in Washington. He said the amount of spectrum the government gains from the auctions will...
In a speech to the Americas Spectrum Management Conference in Washington this week, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn emphasized that the FCC's upcoming incentive auctions are going to be voluntary, but also suggested there were some volunteers in the wings.
Wireless providers are clamoring for spectrum, and have pushed loud, long and hard for repurposing in the television band. But a report says the claims appear to be overblown. Growth in mobile data streaming is slowing, partly because of...
The new Boxee TV comes with an antenna that can pick up HD feeds from local stations and a cable input on the back of the device for subscribers to basic cable service. After rumors of its impending release began...
Auctioning off more TV channels won’t be easy. That’s clear from the 205-page FCC Notice on structuring the auction. The combination of knowns and unknowns has already redefined the intent of the National Broadband Plan, which called for clearing...
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