Tag archives for FCC

FCC approves Google’s white space wireless database

Google may have been on pins and needles while the FCC scrutinized its white space wireless database over the spring, but it can relax this summer -- the FCC has given the database the all-clear. The approval lets Google serve as one of ten go-to sources for white space devices ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 hits the FCC with LTE you probably can’t use

The FCC can be cruel sometimes, showing us devices we're unlikely to see in the US without significant changes; this is one of those moments, unfortunately. A Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has once again surfaced at the FCC, this time as the SM-T315 with built-in cellular access. However, it's ...

Mobile Miscellany: week of June 24th, 2013

If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week, the Galaxy S 4 was spotted in purple garb, a new Windows Phone was outed for AT&T and US Cellular officially welcomed a budget handset from ...

FCC to auction two pieces of 1,900MHz spectrum for mobile broadband

The FCC may be most concerned with portioning out lower frequencies to bandwidth-hungry carriers, but it's devoting some attention to higher bands today. The agency has voted in favor of auctioning off two slices of 1,900MHz spectrum, the lower H block (1,915MHz to 1,920MHz) and upper H block (1,995MHz ...

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to step down ‘in the coming weeks’ (update: his departing words)

Julius Genachowski will be stepping down when he reaches the end of his term as FCC Chairman, according to a brief message on the FCC's webpage. We're expecting to hear more in a live announcement at 10am, but this was no big surprise: four-year terms are the norm ...

White House: It’s Time to Legalize Cellphone Unlocking

The White House on Monday came out in support of the rights of consumers to unlock their cellphones once they have fulfilled the terms of the contract. Responding to a petition on WhiteHouse.gov, the executive branch stated, “The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers should ...

FCC Approves T-Mobile, MetroPCS Deal

The Federal Communications Commission today gave T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom its blessing to combine its U.S. wireless operations with MetroPCS. In its decision (PDF), the FCC stated that the merger would serve the public interest and would not result in “competitive or other public interest harms.” “With today’s approval, America’s mobile ...

WSJ: FCC chairman Julius Genachowski will say tomorrow that he’s stepping down

Merely a day after FCC commissioner Robert McDowell announced his resignation, it appears that chairman Julius Genachowski is going to do likewise. Citing an unnamed FCC official and industry official, The Wall Street Journal reports Genachowski is expected to leave -- presumably as his term ends on June ...