Mar 05, 2010 17:25 EST
Federal Communications Commission envisions using Universal Service funds to pay for broadband. Federal regulators trying to bring high-speed Internet connections to all Americans will propose tapping the government program that now subsidizes telephone service in poor and rural areas.
Dec 27, 2009 13:27 EST
Exploding growth of mobile Internet services sets off tussle over access to the airwaves. Wireless devices such as Apple's iPhone are transforming the way we go online, making it possible to look up driving directions, find the nearest coffee shop and update Facebook on the go. All this has a price ? in airwaves.
Dec 16, 2009 17:43 EST
Federal Communications Commission eyes Universal Service Fund, spectrum for broadband plan. Expanding the fund that subsidizes telephone service for poor and rural communities and finding more spectrum for wireless broadband services will be key pieces of a federal plan to bring high-speed Internet connections to all Americans.
Sep 02, 2009 13:03 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are seeking ways to make more efficient use of the airwaves as consumers' use of smartphones is expected to surge, the official spearheading the national broadband program said on Wednesday.
Jul 02, 2009 20:00 EDT
National broadband plan, DTV transition cleanup first on list. After months of delays, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is finally fully-staffed and moving ahead on an ambitious agenda. First on the list ? developing a national broadband plan for America.
May 13, 2009 13:27 EDT
FCC votes to require to carriers to transfer local phone numbers within 1 day, down from 4. The Federal Communications Commission voted Wednesday to force landline phone companies to act faster when their subscribers want to move their phone number to a rival service.
Jan 30, 2008 10:52 EST
It's close but no cigar for Google in the Federal Communications Commission's much-anticipated auction of public airwaves, a process that could enable a new wave of wireless devices and services.
Jan 24, 2008 03:22 EST
Sale of Prime Airwaves Could Spark New Competition for Broadband Services. So far, the decade-long transition to digital broadcasting has mostly been about pain. Beginning Thursday, the public will start to see the gain.
Jan 10, 2008 10:38 EST
The government's most anticipated radio spectrum auction ever is slated to start shortly before Super Bowl XLII.
Oct 09, 2007 11:21 EDT
In a move that could alter the dynamics of a hotly anticipated wireless auction next year, AT&T said Tuesday it will pay $2.5 billion to buy spectrum from Aloha Partners.