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.
CTIA Hits FCC with Net Neutrality Lawsuit
The CTIA Wireless Association today filed a lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals aiming to prevent the FCC from imposing its proposed net neutrality rules.
FCC Stuffs Lobbyists' Attempt to Stay Net Neutrality Rules
The FCC has denied petitions filed by a wide range of lobbying organizations that sought to stay the FCC's proposed net neutrality regulations. The CTIA Wireless Association, USTelecom, AT&T, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association, CenturyLink, American Cable Association, and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association all filed petitions hoping to prevent the FCC from formally adopting its rules in early June.
FCC to Vote On Net Neutrality in February
The FCC plans to vote on rules regarding net neutrality in February. The FCC expects to circulate a final proposal of the rules in the early part of the month and vote on them during its scheduled February 26 open meeting.
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.
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...