Appeals Court Shuts Down Verizon's Roaming Complaint
Dec 4, 2012, 11:12 AM by Eric M. Zeman
A U.S. appeals court today rejected Verizon's claims that the Federal Communications Commission did not have the authority to enact a mandatory roaming requirement between competing carriers. In 2011, the FCC ruled that wireless network operators have to allow competitors' customers to roam onto their data networks at fair rates. Verizon challenged the ruling, believing the FCC was overreaching its purview. The court sided with the FCC, stating that it does have such authority, and that the mandate does not amount to "unfair government seizure" as Verizon complained.
Sep 30, 2020
Google today announced its 5G Pixel phones for 2020: the Pixel 5 and "Pixel 4a (5G)". The confusingly-named Pixel 4a (5G) actually has more in common with the Pixel 5 than with the Pixel 4a.
Nov 18, 2020
Apple today announced the "App Store Small Business Program", which amounts to a major reduction of the company's controversial 30% commission from app developers. Starting January 1, 2021, businesses earning $1 million or less in annual proceeds can apply for the program and enjoy a reduced commission of 15% on paid apps and in-app purchases, instead of the usual 30%.
Feb 11, 2021
A US appeals court has issued a new ruling declaring that Customs and Border Protection agents can conduct both basic and "advanced" searches of electronic devices at US borders without needing a warrant nor reasonable suspicion. The new ruling overturns a district court decision from January 2020 that ruled such searches unconstitutional.
Mar 30, 2021
The US Federal Trade Commission has decided not to appeal its antitrust case against Qualcomm to the US Supreme Court, effectively ending the matter in Qualcomm's favor. The FTC sued in 2017, claiming that the way Qualcomm links the sales of baseband processors with patent licensing amounts to anticompetitive behavior and unfair business practices.
Apr 5, 2021
The Supreme Court today ruled against Oracle in its bid to force Google to pay for implementing Java in the Android smartphone operating system (OS). Oracle owns the intellectual property and copyrights for Java, but Java is widely used throughout the open-source software community.
Honestly....the FCC is getting out of control and becoming a rogue agency....
The purpose of the FCC is to determine what frequencies radio stations can operate on so as to m...