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Coming Court Decision on AT&T/TW Seen Having Implications for T-Mobile/Sprint

Government reaction to AT&T buying Time Warner may provide some lessons on how it might treat T-Mobile/Sprint, analysts and former FCC officials said. More will be known on the companies’ arguments when they make their FCC public interest … Subscribe to Read >>

Radio Industry Conflicted Over Subcaps

Radio station owners are conflicted over how the FCC should proceed on AM/FM subcaps, and it’s not clear what position NAB will take or which way the agency will go, broadcasters, brokers and industry attorneys told us. “There’s a … Subscribe to Read >>

O'Rielly Urges Aggressive FCC on 5G Deployment, Net Neutrality, 911 Fees

CHARLOTTE -- Locked in a global race to 5G, the U.S. must be aggressive in lowering state and local barriers to wireless deployment, FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly told the Wireless Infrastructure Association Tuesday. The FCC should “exercise its … Subscribe to Read >>

Globalstar Warns of Growing MSS Interference in 5.1 GHz Band

Globalstar, which unsuccessfully fought against allowing outdoor Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) devices to operate in the 5.1 GHz band, said it has evidence of growing degradation to its mobile satellite service (MSS) offerings. But spectrum and satellite … Subscribe to Read >>

Trump Eyes ZTE Leadership Changes, 'Very Large Fine' as Alternative to Commerce Ban

President Donald Trump pushed back Tuesday against reports the U.S. and Chinese governments reached a tentative deal that would lift the Department of Commerce seven-year ban blocking U.S. companies from selling telecom software and equipment to ZTE in exchange … Subscribe to Read >>

House Lawmakers Weigh Privacy Concerns With Draft IoT Bill

Discussing bipartisan draft legislation that would direct a Department of Commerce study on the IoT, House lawmakers from both parties said Tuesday that Congress isn't paying enough attention to consumer privacy. The Digital Commerce Subcommittee held a hearing on … Subscribe to Read >>

Most Support Proposed Section 7 Rules, but Safeguards Urged

An FCC proposal for rules requiring prompt action on “innovative” new technologies and services under Section 7 of the Communications Act got enthusiastic support from CTA, Qualcomm and other industry commenters. Filers also advised the FCC to move … Subscribe to Read >>

Smart Home Industry Grapples With Over-the-Air Updates vs. Product Refreshes, Says Parks

BURLINGAME, Calif. -- Consumers in the U.S. will buy more than 485 million connected consumer devices in 2021, including smart home, connected health, mobile and entertainment products, said Parks Associates at the opening of its Connections conference Tuesday. By … Subscribe to Read >>

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FTC’s New Consumer Protection Chief Defends Ability to Enforce

The FTC’s recently named Consumer Protection Bureau Director Andrew Smith told us Thursday his new job shouldn’t differ much from the compliance work he did for Equifax and Facebook, though he understands concern from the two Democratic commissioners who voted against his appointment.Read More >>

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