FCC seeks input on cell phone interruptions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The deliberate disruption of mobile phone service last year by transit police in San Francisco has prompted federal communications regulators to consider rules for similar situations

Source:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/03/us-fcc-wireless-disruptions-idUSTRE82202H20120303

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911 will soon accept texts, photos, video

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a five-step plan on Wednesday to update the technology that powers the 911 emergency response system.

Source:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/08/11/text.911.mashable/index.html

FCC opens floor for public comment on AT&T / T-Mobile deal

Since the world’s engineers haven’t yet come up with a way to read minds over the internet (or at all, last we checked), we’re not

Source:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/30/fcc-opens-floor-for-public-comment-on-atandt-t-mobile-deal/

FCC Calls AT&T and T-Mobile Merger Steep Climb

AT&T and T-Mobile might want to think about investing in some carabiners and crampons, because an FCC official just shoved a mountain in front of their proposed $39 billion merger.

Source:
http://techland.time.com/2011/03/25/fcc-calls-att-and-t-mobile-merger-steep-climb/

How TV’s “vast wasteland” became a vast garden

Former FCC Chair Newton Minow has published a new essay reflecting on his famous “vast wasteland” speech of 1961.

Isn’t it time we acknowledge that between broadcast, cable, Internet, and mobile TV, a video Renaissance is underway?

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/03/is-tvs-vast-wasteland-even-vaster-now.ars

Heres Whats Hiding Behind Verizons Net Neutrality Suit

Verizon filed a lawsuit today questioning the FCC’s authority to implement the agency’s network neutrality rules, but while the argument here is important, the underlying goal for this lawsuit and others that will be filed is finding a court sympathetic to each parties’ cause.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/broadband/heres-whats-hiding-behind-verizons-net-neutrality-suit/