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1 hr 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

6 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Business News

10 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, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission

14 hrs ago | Reuters

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.

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

18 hrs ago | Patch.com

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 .

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22 hrs ago | MarketWatch

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.

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

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CIO

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

NewsFactor

Online Access for the Deaf and Blind

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

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Re/code

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.

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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.

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Daily Journal

Netflix's Comcast deal improves quality of video

Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to a recent deal requiring Netflix to pay Comcast for a more direct connection to its network.

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

The Economist

Time to make the right call

THE GLOBAL BUSINESS TRAVEL ASSOCIATION, an important lobby for business-travel managers, is fighting a plan by America's Federal Communications Commission to allow cellular phone calls on planes, the Los Angeles Times reported recently.

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Ubergizmo

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom (K Zoom) Hits The FCC

So, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has already seen its global launch, and I am quite sure that those who have picked up the smartphone over the weekend would have been more than pleased with their purchase.

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Related Topix: Business News, CPU, Science / Technology, Gadgets

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Suffolk church wants to take message to airwaves

Princella Johnson is founder and senior pastor of The Master's House Church. Her husband, Maurice Johnson, is a church elder.

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Related Topix: Suffolk, VA, Business News, Portsmouth, VA, US Military, US Navy, Family, Parenting

NewsFactor

High-Tech Tools Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access

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

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

Seeking Alpha

Nexstar Broadcasting: Growth Story Unraveling

Catalysts to de-rate Nexstar substantially are 1) its eventual disclosure of sizeable JSA sales exposure 2) growth story unraveling and 3) some pending acquisitions not obtaining regulatory approval.

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Related Topix: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Media, Television, Business News

Fri Apr 11, 2014

PHONE+

Comcast Consultant: TWC Merger Could Lead to Mobile Wireless Offering

Comcast Corp .' s $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc . could pave the way for the nation's largest cable company to deliver mobile wireless services, an economic consultant told the Federal Communications Commission this week.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, Business News, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

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