FCC Looking to Tackle Wireless Industry Head-On
The Federal Communications Commission has formally announced plans to examine a wider range of business practices within the wireless industry. Issues that the FCC are going to explore include the state of competition in the industry, truth-in-billing issues, surcharges and fees, and handset exclusivity deals. The FCC plans to create a more specific list of actionable items at a meeting it is holding next week. Also, Apple, AT&T and Google are all required to submit answers today to questions that the FCC posed several weeks ago regarding the Google Voice application's removal from the iPhone Apps Store.
Google Brings Q&A Feature to Maps and Search
Google today said it is adding a question-and-answer tool to Google Maps and Google Search for Android devices. Users need only search for and open business listings within Maps or Search to see the Q&A feature, which taps into data provided by Google Local Guides and others.
US Ninth Circuit to Hear Challenges to FCC Net Neutrality Order
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court, based in San Francisco, will hear legal challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulations.
FCC: Still Work to Do to Free Up More Spectrum
FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler underscored the need to find and free up more spectrum in a recent meeting with the Obama Administration. Wheeler met with Lawrence Strickling, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, to discuss the FCC's progress in finding 500 megahertz of spectrum for wireless broadband.
FCC Wants All Cell Phones Hearing Aid Compatible
The FCC today expanded the scale of hearing aid compatibility in cell phones to include IP-based communications, such as WiFi and VoLTE. AT&T and Verizon Wireless recently sought and received waivers to offer WiFi calling along with an alternate to the legacy technology called RTT (real-time text).
FCC Looking to Enable Nationwide Number Portability
The FCC wants to make it easier for consumers and businesses to port their number from one carrier to another. People can already bring their number with them when they change carriers, but there are location-based limitations that sometimes prevent porting from one area of the country to another.
You don't get free cable just because you bought the "box"
You don't get HD cable just for subscribing to the "basic" package.
The examples go on and on and on. If you don't wanna pay t...
-If you buy 20 acres you have to pay the increased tax on it, even if you only use the 2 your house and yard sit on
If you "want" something, you are e...
2. Buy an iPod touch. Almost the same features as the iPhone, but no phone.
FCC MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!!
I understand the "public spectrum" issues. But it just seems like a way to gain more control over the people, another way for them to add more fees to bills, tax higher percentages, claim they need more money for one thing or another.
let customers choose for themselves. Honestly. If a cell phone company has a policy that enough people hate, call them on it and get rid of that policy.
The only vote worth anything is the one you cast with your wallet.
18% is the minimum the government taxes us cell phone companies. NOT including the other fees they force us to make you pay. Let them have MORE control and they will t...
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Thereâ€™s nothing like a little government contract-love to fill company coffers with some tasty greenbacks. Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has apparently secured a $678.5 million contract to provide network infrastructure and services to help the US Department of Homeland Security respond more quickly and reliably to emergencies.
As part of the US General Services Administrationâ€™s (GSA) $48 billion Networx Universal program, the US DHS has tapped Verizon to integrate the DHSâ€™s 22-agency strong network into a unified IP (Internet protocol) system over the next two years â€“ t
Watch rates rise as companies need money for kickbacks to offer the government in exchange for legislative favors.
Get the government out of private business alltogether. it doesn't belong thier.
and yeah, cell...