The FCC is making $32 million in Connect America Fund grants available to enable service providers in Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska to bring broadband service to over 42,000 "underserved" homes and businesses
AT&T's cellular network has faced myriad challenges over the years, such as the overwhelming capacity crunch that hit when Apple's first iPhone rolled out. But the latest threat to AT&T's network is particularly illuminating, because the problem is being caused by a common fluorescent light fixture.
Sprint said the FCC should "carefully scrutinize" Verizon Wireless' proposal to narrow the scope of the agency's anti-collusion regulations for bidding in spectrum auctions.
The Senate on late Tuesday unanimously confirmed Tom Wheeler to be the next FCC chairman and also unanimously confirmed Michael O'Rielly, a staffer for Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), as one of the two Republican commissioners on the five-member panel.
Tom Wheeler was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday as the FCC's new chairman. A former telecom lobbyist and investor, Wheeler was nominated by President Barack Obama in May and will replace acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn, who took over the post when Julius Genachowski left earlier this year.
The FCC is addressing service providers' need to resolve long-distance call completion in rural areas by requiring them to record, retain and report rural call completion data.
The FCC approved an order to implement a 700 MHz interoperability solution that will eventually give smaller carriers access to the same 700 MHz LTE devices AT&T now uses.
AT&T is putting plans on hold to increase charges for special access services after facing an outcry from its wholesale competitive carrier customers.
In today's spotlight, FierceWireless takes a look at the FCC's decision to approve an order implementing a 700 MHz interoperability solution that will eventually give smaller carriers access to the same 700 MHz LTE devices AT&T use.
BT Global has asked the FCC to place caps on the fees AT&T and Verizon can charge for special access services such as TDM-based T1 and DS-3 to "level the playing field," reports The Telegraph.