Sandy's Aftermath Hampers Communications on the East Coast
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 31, 2012
The agency's chairman said the "communications outages could get worse before they get better."
Tags: outage, mobile, FCC, cell phone, communications
Google Knew Street View Collected Private Data, FCC Says
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 30, 2012
The company released the government's full report over the weekend.
Tags: Google, FCC, Street View
Google Fined by FCC for Impeding Street View Probe
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 16, 2012
The agency says Google didn't illegally collect data, but it also didn't cooperate in the investigation.
Tags: Google, FCC, Street View, fine
FCC Chairman Calls for Increased Cybersecurity Measures
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 23, 2012
Julius Genachowski wants ISPs to alert users when they may have become the victim of hackers.
Tags: cybersecurity, FCC, ISPs
Verizon Deals for More Spectrum as AT&T Lashes Out at FCC
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published December 02, 2011
Verizon announced a $3.6 billion agreement to acquire wireless spectrum from three cable companies. Meanwhile, AT&T castigated the FCC for what it called a slanted analysis of its own bid for additional spectrum: the $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile.
Tags: mobile, FCC, spectrum, Verizon, AT&T
House Dems Object to Fast-Track Net Neutrality Overturn
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published March 07, 2011
Ahead of this week's hearing to overturn Federal Communications Commission's open Internet order, Democrat committee leaders make last-ditch appeal to halt the process.
Tags: FCC, ISP, Net Neutrality, Congress, broadband ISP
Kerry, Snowe Introduce Spectrum Overhaul Bill
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published March 03, 2011
Comprehensive reform legislation would authorize inventory of wireless spectrum, pave the way for auctions to transition from TV broadcasters to mobile broadband.
Tags: FCC, broadcasters, mobile broadband, wireless broadband, Spectrum Reform
Senate Dems Voice Opposition to House Net Neutrality Repeal
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 24, 2011
Band of four senators writes to bipartisan leadership expressing opposition to House efforts to overturn FCC's net neutrality order.
Tags: Internet, FCC, ISP, Net Neutrality, Congress
House Votes to Block Net Neutrality Rules
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 18, 2011
Lower chamber approves budget amendment to block use of funds to implement new open Internet rules for service providers, setting stage for a showdown with the Senate.
Tags: FCC, broadband, budget, Net Neutrality, Congress
NTIA, FCC Release National Broadband Map
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 17, 2011
Feds deliver long-awaited visualization of availability of broadband service down to census block, highlighting shortfalls in deployment, along with a new survey indicating adoption trends.
Tags: networking, government IT, FCC, broadband, digital divide
GOP Lawmakers Move to Strike Down Net Neutrality Regs
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 16, 2011
Resolution of disapproval drops following a contentious oversight hearing on FCC's authority to impose open Internet regulations on broadband access providers.
Tags: FCC, broadband, Verizon, Net Neutrality, Congress
FCC Chief Hails Broadband as Economic Engine
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 09, 2011
FCC Chairman outlines steps his agency is taking to promote deployment of high-speed Internet service, calling it a lynch-pin of the 21st century economy.
Tags: networking, FCC, broadband, broadband wireless, Obama administration
FCC Moves to Shift Phone Subsidy to Rural Broadband
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 08, 2011
Federal Communications Commission initiates process of overhauling $8 billion Universal Service Fund to promote broadband service in underserved areas.
Tags: FCC, broadband, USF, Internet access, rural broadband
Critics Warn as DoJ, FCC Clear Comcast-NBC Merger
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 19, 2011
Open Internet provisions, other conditions apply, but critics warn the $30 billion mega-merger will create unhealthy media consolidation.
Tags: FCC, Comcast, NBC, DOJ, mergers and acquisitions
Blackburn: FCC Headed for 'Congressional Hurricane'
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 18, 2011
Incensed at the Federal Communications Commission's move to enact net neutrality rules, GOP lawmaker vows to lead a campaign of curbing agency's regulatory overreach.
Tags: security, privacy, FCC, IP, Net Neutrality
FCC Boss Takes Spectrum Shortfall Warning to CES
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 07, 2011
Chairman Julius Genachowski warns that the mobile revolution so heavily promoted this week at CES might never come to pass if the government can't free up new bands of spectrum.
Tags: FCC, spectrum, CES, mobile broadband, tablet computers
GOP House Chair Seeks Action Against Wikileaks
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 03, 2011
In an appearance on Fox News, Rep. Darrell Issa, incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described plans to challenge Obama administration policies, including the handling of Wikileaks.
Tags: FCC, Congress, Obama administration, Wikileaks, Julian Assange
FCC Poised to Clear Comcast-NBC Merger
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 27, 2010
Agency officials indicate that an order of conditional approval of the blockbuster merger is making the rounds among the commissioners, calling for broadband, programming conditions to protect the public interest.
Tags: FCC, broadband, NBC, cable, mergers and acquisitions
FCC Approves First Net Neutrality Rules
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 21, 2010
Over strident Republican opposition, split panel votes to approve rules barring Internet service providers from blocking content on their networks, a compromise that left all stakeholders wanting more.
Tags: FCC, broadband, ISP, Net Neutrality, Genachowski
Sen. Kerry Urges FCC Democrats to Back Net Neutrality Plan
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 10, 2010
Key Senate Democrat urges commissioners to get pragmatic, not to let the "perfect" be the enemy of the "good."
Tags: government IT, FCC, ISP, Net Neutrality, broadband ISP
House Chair Calls for Net Neutrality Conditions on Comcast/NBC Deal
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 08, 2010
Rep. Henry Waxman, head of the Energy and Commerce Committee, asks Federal Communications Commission to condition blockbuster merger to protect free flow of online video. Rep. Ed Markey weighs in with calls for affordable broadband service.
Tags: Internet, FCC, Comcast, NBC, Net Neutrality
FCC to Vote on Net Neutrality Rules This Month
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 01, 2010
After more than a year of debate, politicking and closed-door negotiations, the FCC is poised to enact its first binding nondiscrimination rules for broadband providers.
Tags: Internet, FCC, Net Neutrality, Congress, broadband ISP
HP Settles E-Rate Fraud Case With Feds for $16M
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published November 11, 2010
Computing giant agrees to pay $16.25 million to settle fraud allegations that included lavishing city officials with gifts such as yacht trips and Super Bowl tickets in exchange for sales contracts under a federal telecom subsidy program.
Tags: telecom, lawsuits, FCC, HP, DOJ
FCC Lays Spectrum Blueprint
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 25, 2010
Reiterating warnings about a looming spectrum shortfall, Federal Communications Commission outlines steps to free up more airwaves for mobile broadband networks.
Tags: wireless, networking, FCC, spectrum, mobile broadband
FCC Report Finds Subpar Broadband Speeds
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published September 03, 2010
New study released by the agency finds that just 44 percent of fixed connections meet the speed goal stipulated in the national broadband plan. Meanwhile, the agency postpones consideration of its controversial reclassification proposal.
Tags: FCC, broadband, broadband wireless, ISP, Internet Speed
Verizon, Free Press Continue Net Neutrality Sparring
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 26, 2010
War of words continues in the long, hot summer of network neutrality, as Verizon and Free Press exchange barbs over the telecom giant's compromise proposal with Google.
Tags: Google, networking, FCC, Verizon, Net Neutrality
FCC, FDA Partner on Wireless Health IT
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published July 27, 2010
In an effort to unlock the potential of new wireless health devices and streamline the regulations governing their deployment, the FCC and FDA have joined forces in a formal partnership.
Tags: wireless, FCC, Health IT, wireless network, FDA
Senators Spar Over FCC's Broadband Plans
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published June 24, 2010
At a hearing on reforming the Universal Service Fund, the raging debate over FCC authority over broadband services casts a long shadow.
Tags: government IT, FCC, broadband, digital divide, USF
Senators Call for FCC to Sign Off on White Spaces Broadband
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published June 15, 2010
Sens. Kerry and Snowe appeal to the Federal Communications Commission chairman to open up unlicensed TV bands to spur new broadband networks.
Tags: government IT, government market, FCC, broadband, broadband wireless
The Winding Road to Spectrum Reform
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published April 05, 2010
Broadcasters gear up for a fight against the FCC's proposal to reclaim spectrum from television service for wireless broadband, while open Internet advocates warn against a rigid auction model.
Tags: wireless, FCC, broadband, spectrum, broadcasters
Interest Groups Blast Comcast-NBC Merger Filings
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 29, 2010
Merger review process now fully under way and opponents are complaining as loudly as ever.
Tags: FCC, Comcast, Hulu, NBC, online video
Google Voice: Keep Your Cell Number
By - Reuters | Article Published October 27, 2009
Google Voice service users don't need to switch to a special phone number, an option that greatly broadens the new service's appeal.
Tags: Google, FCC, carriers, voice, routing
Internet Providers Lobby for Slower Broadband
By - Reuters | Article Published September 02, 2009
The speeds that industry groups sought to define as "broadband" are significantly below those of other advanced nations.
Tags: wireless, FCC, broadband, Verizon, Congress
Apple: Google Voice App Changes iPhone
By - Reuters | Article Published August 24, 2009
Apple claims the Google app replace's the iPhone's core mobile telephone functionality and user interface with its own system for telephone calls, text messaging and voicemail.
Tags: Google, iPhone, Apple, FCC
Is In-Flight Wi-Fi Cleared for Take Off?
By Naomi Graychase | Article Published August 19, 2009
After years of false starts, it appears airplane travelers will have easier access to the Internet.
Tags: services, FCC, HP, Wi-Fi, spectrum
Satellite Radio Is Dead
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 19, 2008
Satellite radio is nothing more than an insanely expensive, limited, proprietary content delivery system that competes head-to-head against the Internet itself. Oh, and Howard Stern gets paid $100 million a year.
Tags: consumer, wireless, iPhone, marketing, FCC
Mr. Wi-Fi Goes to Washington?
By Jeff Goldman | Article Published October 23, 2008
Obamas and McCains policies regarding wireless technology and the Internet may not be front and center in media coverage of their campaigns, but their differences are worth a look.
Tags: services, wireless, FCC, spectrum, policy
FCC Says 'White Spaces' Can Work for Net Access
By Judy Mottl | Article Published October 16, 2008
A major victory for tech firms as testing finds little risk of interference, clearing the way for a vote on opening the spectrum.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, wireless, FCC, spectrum
IT Manager's Legal Guide: Data Handling and Security
By David Strom | Article Published September 18, 2008
Tips about legal safeguards in the workplace for copyright, P2P, Internet access, data breaches and more.
Tags: Facebook, wireless, FCC, FTC, policy
FCC Concedes to Testing on Free Internet Plan
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published September 02, 2008
Amid pressure from T-Mobile and other carriers, commission agrees to conduct interference testing ahead of new spectrum auction.
Tags: services, wireless, FCC, spectrum, carriers
LSI Goes Full Steam Ahead with 6 Gig SAS
By Drew Robb | Article Published September 02, 2008
Anticipating blistering 6 Gb/s SAS adoption, LSI gets to work on gear for faster, high performance enterprise storage systems.
Tags: Specification, Dell, FCC, CA, spectrum
RIM Begins Worldwide Rollout of BlackBerry Bold
By James Alan Miller | Article Published August 19, 2008
Chile lands international-3G capable BlackBerry first. Itll soon be followed by the United Kingdom and other markets.
Tags: Microsoft, wireless, FCC, RIM, voice
Wireless Devices May Be Future P2P Battleground
By Judy Mottl | Article Published August 04, 2008
While AT&T doesn't use tools to block wireless users from file sharing, it's clearly not condoning it.
Tags: wireless, FCC, Verizon, carriers, policy
FCC chair grilled on U.S.'s abysmal broadband speeds
By Christopher Saunders | Article Published June 01, 2008
Walt Mossberg asks some tough questions.
Tags: Google, wireless, FCC, spectrum, Verizon
Comcast Rolls Blunt For Subscribers
By Heidi Cyre | Article Published April 22, 2008
Comcast Rolls Blunt For Subscribers
Tags: FCC, broadband, ISP, Comcast, Net Neutrality
A One-Sided Debate, Indeed
By Heidi Cyre | Article Published April 18, 2008
A One-Sided Debate, Indeed
Tags: FCC, Comcast, Net Neutrality, Stanford, Lessig, ISPs, hearing
Google Vows Broader Open Wireless Access Fight
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published April 07, 2008
Now free to speak its mind, the search leader pledges to continue working for wireless network openness, while debate remains heated about FCC oversight.
Tags: Google, server, support, wireless, IT, FCC, HP, servers, spectrum, Verizon, media, InternetNews.com