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45 min ago | Slashdot

Bidding At FCC TV Spectrum Auction May Be Restricted For Large Carriers

An anonymous reader writes "Rumors have surfaced that the Federal Communications Commission will restrict bidding at their TV spectrum auction in 2015 to effectively favor smaller carriers .

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

5 hrs ago | KEYC Television, Mankato, MN

Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON - Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

9 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

Some customers aren't sold on US transition to IP networks

Many U.S. residents who have written the FCC to voice concerns about the move from copper-based telephone networks to Internet Protocol are concerned about the potential effects on health from mobile-headset radiation and what happens when the electricity goes out.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Health, AARP, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Verizon, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

13 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Inside Local 6

Looking for a job at WKMG? We may be looking for you. Check what jobs are available at Orlando's CBS affiliate.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

21 hrs ago | CIO

FCC: Mobile Carriers Must Allow Roaming

Mobile telephone carriers must allow customers' competitors to connect to their networks, and they must make roaming available to competitors for a "reasonable" cost, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, US News, Virgin Mobile USA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CIO

Debate Heats Up Over Open Access

Plans for valuable wireless spectrum being considered by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission may not go far enough to encourage a new broadband competitor, said groups calling for open-access rules for part of the spectrum.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Wireless, Emerging Technology, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn

CIO

700MHz Spectrum Auction Filing Deadline: What Comes Next?

Companies wishing to bid in the upcoming 700MHz auctions at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission were largely silent about their plans Monday, the deadline for submitting bid applications.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Sprint Nextel, IT Services

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Post

FCC chairman uses candor to get his message across

For federal regulators, words really matter. An adjective too bold, a verb misconjugated or a particle dropped can ripple across the business world and send stock markets into chaos.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Ohio State University, US Politics, US News

JD Supra

FDA, ONC and FCC Report Outlines Proposed Health Information...

On April 3, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Federal Communications Commission, issued a draft report that describes the agencies' "proposed strategy and recommendations on an appropriate, risk-based regulatory framework" for health ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Thu Apr 10, 2014

CBS Local

FCC Pitches Better Internet Support For Sacramento Schools, Libraries

The Federal Communications Commission made a stop in Sacramento in support of a program to give local schools and libraries more access to the Internet.

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Related Topix: Business News, Sacramento, CA, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Switched

Comcast Goes to Washington... and Flops

Comcast took to Washington this week to sell its mega-merger with Time Warner Cable.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Washington: Three charged for roles in scheme that defrauded FCC of $32 million.

Three individuals have been indicted for their alleged roles in an approximately $32 million fraud against a Federal Communications Commission program designed to provide discounted telephone services to low-income customers.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Click Orlando

Inside Local 6

Looking for a job at WKMG? We may be looking for you. Check what jobs are available at Orlando's CBS affiliate.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Navajo Times

Low-power radio station coming to Fairbanks

KWRK FM-LP received authorization from the Federal Communications Commission in February and plans to start broadcasting in early 2015.

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[H]ard OCP

The Feds Cut a Deal With In-Flight Wi-Fi Providers

According to a letter Gogo submitted to the Federal Communications Commission, the company voluntarily exceeded the requirements of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, or CALEA, by adding capabilities to its service at the request of law enforcement.

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission

Emmy Advanced Media

Report: Apple is Working on Another Set-Top Box

Apple is working on a new set-top box besides its existing Apple TV , new documents reveal.

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission

Fox News

What's up with major merger

Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen and Time Warner Cable Inc. Executive Vice President and CFO Arthur Minson are sworn in to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger on Capitol Hill in Washington April 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Time Warner

Tue Apr 08, 2014

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

AG Zoeller launches national Do Not Call summit

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller launched a national summit Tuesday aimed at helping state and federal agencies with Do Not Call List violations.

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Politico

Comcast makes case for TWC deal

Comcast laid out its arguments to federal regulators Tuesday for its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, saying the deal will increase competition in the television and broadband markets.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Hill

Architect of telecom law regrets FCC powers

A former lawmaker involved in the sweeping rewrite of communications laws in 1996 says he regrets giving too much discretion to the Federal Communications Commission .

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Boucher

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