During the opening general session here at The Cable Show, a cting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn spoke to NCTA President Michael Powell about the importance of making broadband available to all Americans in an increasingly digital world.
T-Mobile US blasted a recent study on the potential revenue that would be lost by limiting participation of AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless in the upcoming 600 MHz broadcast incentive auctions, arguing that the study actually affirms T-Mobile's own positions on the highly charged topic.
AT&T, battling to keep regulators from restricting its access to spectrum in the upcoming auction of TV broadcast spectrum, said spectrum set-asides proposed by T-Mobile US would curtail auction proceeds earmarked for public-safety communications and thus deprive first responders of the modern communications tools they need.
The FCC will vote later this month on new rules that clarify how carriers can use their customers call data and to ensure the the data is better protected.
There is a titanic struggle brewing in the wireless industry, pitting AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless against pretty much everyone else, including Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile US, and it's going to get a lot uglier as time goes on. The carriers are fighting over the rules that will govern next year's 600 MHz spectrum auction, with the smaller carriers fighting for rules that will ensure they get a piece of the pie.
The FCC is soliciting public input regarding recently concluded trials of TV white space (TVWS) databases systems operated separately by Google and Key Bridge Global.
King Street Wireless, which is U.S. Cellular's spectrum partner, reiterated calls for the FCC to mandate interoperability in the 700 MHz band, noting that without such a directive the companies won't be able to offer an iPhone that works over the companies' 700 MHz spectrum.
A look at what led Cablevision to allow subscription video rival Netflix to store content on appliances attached to its network as well as tout Netflix in marketing materials is one of the best examples of why cable operators are embracing video caching technology.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been a key federal agency behind the Wireless Emergency Alert system, but is apparently concerned about another emergency: not many people know about the system. So FEMA is partnering with the Advertising Council to launch new public service advertising this week intended to educate the public about the system.
Comcast won't have to adhere to an FCC order to expand distribution for Tennis Channel to an additional 18 million homes, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit shot down a ruling that found Comcast had discriminated against Tennis Channel.