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3 hrs ago | CIO

Exclusive: Google's Project Loon Tests Move to LTE Band in Nevada

Google has expanded its Project Loon tests to the Nevada desert and, for the first time, into licensed radio spectrum.


Related Topix: Business News, Science / Technology, WiMAX

7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Federal agents pull the plug on Boston radio station

Clemons says agents representing the Federal Communications Commission raided Touch 106.1's office in Dorchester's Grove Hall section today, seized equipment and unplugged the station because it was broadcasting without an FCC license.


Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Social Software

Thu Apr 17, 2014


UPDATE 1-Potential Sprint/T-Mobile deal may prompt U.S. auction rethink

A possible merger between Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc could prompt U.S. regulators to rewrite rules they are now weighing for a 2015 auction of airwaves, according to sources familiar with the proposed regulations.


Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Business News, Cable & Satellite, ATT, Verizon Communications, SoftBank, Financial Services, Investment Services

New York Post

Cogent CEO bashes TWC deal to FCC

Dave Schaeffer, the founder and chief executive of Cogent Communications, has emerged as one of the most outspoken opponents of Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and his $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable.


Related Topix: Cogent, Business News, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Netflix, Startups, Internet Service Providers


Regulator reasserts goal to restrict AT&T, Verizon in auction

The top U.S. telecommunications regulator in a letter to a lawmaker on Thursday reasserted his commitment to help smaller national wireless carriers get access to valuable lower-frequency airwaves in the upcoming spectrum auction.


Related Topix: AT&T, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Startups, Versant, Verizon Communications, IT Services, Verizon, Business News

The Washington Post

AT&T threatens to back out of a critical airwave auction. Is it bluffing?

AT&T is warning it may have no choice but to pull out of a major government auction of the airwaves if the Federal Communications Commission doesn't change some of the rules.


Related Topix: AT&T, Business News, Cellphones

The Grand Junction Sentinel

Rule change shakes up local television deals

The broadcasting facility at 2531 Blichmann Ave. houses both KJCT 8 and KKCO 11 television stations.


Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission

Wed Apr 16, 2014


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 .


Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

National Public Radio

Freight Train Industry To Miss Safety Deadline

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.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Business News

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.


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


AT&T threatens to sit out spectrum auction if FCC adopts proposed rules

AT&T Inc may decide to sit out the major upcoming U.S. auction of airwaves if the regulators adopt rules that reserve some of the spectrum for smaller carriers, the No.


Related Topix: ATT, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Business News


Net Neutrality & Internet Freedom TV show

Net Neutrality and the Future of Internet Access Panel Discussion Video On January 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. struck down the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order .


Related Topix: Business News, Tufts University


FCC to set aside spectrum for smaller carriers

Federal regulators plan to set aside a portion of choice spectrum for smaller wireless carriers at an auction of TV airwaves scheduled for next year.


Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Cable & Satellite, ATT, Sprint Nextel, IT Services, AT&T

Tue Apr 15, 2014


FCC Hearing Weighs Net Neutrality

Advocates on both sides of the net neutrality debate descended on Harvard Law School Monday for a U.S. Federal Communications Commission hearing that multiple speakers suggested was crucial to the Internet's future.


Related Topix: Business News, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Edward Markey, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Charles Pickering, P2P, Science / Technology

Los Angeles Times

Turner Broadcasting seeks change. Too much NFL for advertisers?

After the coffee. Before hopping a plane back to L.A. The Skinny: I'm on the East Coast right now so the blood moon happened past my bedtime.


Related Topix: Steve Jobs, Business News, Theater, Arts, Entertainment

Wireless Design & Development

In the HotSeat: LTE Coexistence

This year at the LTE Innovation Summit , held in Del Mar, CA, attendees received a real-world perspective on the technologies and trends shaping today's mobile wireless communications industry.


Related Topix: Business News

The Hartford Courant

Washington Post editorial backs Comcast-TWC merger with conditions

U.S. regulators should approve the proposed $45.2 billion merger of two biggest U.S. cable providers Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, but set "clear conditions," Washington Post's editorial board said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, Business News, Ansonia, CT


Online Access for the Deaf and Blind

Modern technology is helping offer communications tools to low-income deaf-blind individuals.


Related Topix: Online-Access, Business News, Audiology, Medicine, Recipes, New York

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Bidding Rules Becoming Clearer for Upcoming Airwaves Auction

Federal officials plan to reserve up to a third of licenses sold in a TV airwaves auction next year for smaller wireless carriers under a plan floated recently by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler.


Related Topix: Business News, AT&T

ESchool News

P21 Supports Modernizing the E-rate Program for Schools and Libraries

P21, the national leader advocating for 21st century readiness for all students, has publicly submitted comments in support of Modernizing the E-rate Program for Schools and Libraries with the Federal Communications Commission.


Related Topix: Business News, Non-Profit