The FCC's expected move later this month to issue an order that speeds up infrastructure deployment will represent a "signal achievement" on the issue, according to PCIA President Jonathan Adelstein.
Regulations dating back to when phone companies had a monopoly on voice services are outdated and need to be revised because they impede investments in high-speed broadband networks, among other things. That's the gist of a petition trade group USTelecom filed with the FCC in which it noted that regulations imposed on telcos are archaic in a new era of telecommunications competition.
DALLAS—FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, like his commission colleagues, is a champion of the IP transition and the capabilities it will bring to service providers but wants to ensure it does not affect competition.
The FCC will stop the "shot clock" on its 180-day review of the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and will give critics of the deal more time to voice dissension.
The FCC's proposal to add 22 MHz to support Wi-Fi would provide a significant economic boost for consumers, generating $11 billion in gross domestic product per year and creating nearly 90,000 jobs, according to the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research.
The FBI is keeping under wraps the use of a device that lets police officers zero in on the location of cell phones--and thereby persons of interest or suspects, according to a document released through a Freedom of Information Act request.
The FCC is letting it be known that it's not going to put up with Wi-Fi blockers, at least not when it comes to the Marriott hotel chain and facilities in Nashville, Tenn.
Nine months after Verizon successfully sued the FCC to have net neutrality legislation thrown out, the conglomerate's rivals are fuming, as they suspect the regulatory body will now enact new rules that are more restrictive.
The steadily rising numbers of antenna sites for cellular networks, many of which are being deployed in stealth fashion for aesthetic appeal, are raising eyebrows among those concerned about the impacts of excessive radio-frequency (RF) radiation.
AT&T Mobility indicated it is pleased that the FCC is poised to take steps to accelerate the deployment of wireless network infrastructure, including small cells. Although the FCC has not fully detailed what steps it will take, AT&T is giving strong hints of what will in the draft order--and that it likes what it sees.