The Defense Department's plan to exit the 1755-1780 megahertz band won the approval of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Nov. 25.
The advent of the Internet has made the role of the Federal Communications Commission more important, not less, argues newly confirmed FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in an e-book dated Nov. 26.
The White House supports a letter to the Federal Communications Commission from the Justice Department's Antitrust Division saying that the FCC should consider imposing caps on the two largest carriers' participation in an upcoming spectrum auction should the agency determine they could gain an unfair market advantage.
Restrictions on Verizon and AT&T's participation in the upcoming spectrum auction would reduce its overall revenue without a clear benefit, a whitepaper from the Federal Communications Commission's former chief economist says.
Increased access to unlicensed spectrum in the 5 gigahertz spectrum band could accelerate Wi-Fi speeds, increase capacity and reduce hotspot congestion, said Julius Knapp, chief of the office of engineering and technology at the Federal Communications Commission. Knapp spoke Nov. 13 during a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on communications and technology.
Consumers may have the right to unlock their mobile devices by the end of this year--that's the goal that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler set in a Nov. 14 letter to CTIA, the wireless industry trade group.
A new app that the Federal Communications Commission plans to use to measure wireless broadband service is set to be unveiled Nov. 14.
New leadership takes the reins at the Federal Communications Commission at a time when employees are satisfied with their work life. Tom Wheeler was confirmed as FCC chairman and Mike O'Rielly as a Republican commissioner Oct. 29 to fill two seats that had been left vacant for about 5 months.
Restrictions on Verizon and AT&T's participation in the upcoming spectrum auction would hurt consumers and the government without boosting competition enough to justify its drawbacks, says a whitepaper by a former Federal Communications Commission official.
Air carriers will soon be able to allow passengers to use mobile devices during all phases of flight, including departure and landing, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Oct. 31.