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*FCC seeking comment on auction structure, DOD proposal. In a letter released by the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday, the Department of Defense offers to share the airwaves it now dominates in the slice of frequencies from 1755 megahertz to 1780 MHz with spectrum-hungry wireless and Internet companies.
Japan's Softbank received the final approval it needed from U.S. regulators for its $21.6 billion bid to take control of No. 3 US wireless provider Sprint Nextel.
All three Federal Communications Commission commissioners voted in favor of the deal, as well as Sprint's related bid to buy out the shares of wireless company Clearwire Corp that it does not already own, said the sources who spoke anonymously because the approval has not yet been announced publicly.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, June 27- U.S. regulators do not plan to ask Sprint Nextel Corp or Clearwire Corp to sell any spectrum as they near a vote on Sprint's proposed buyout of Clearwire, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, June 27- The U.S. telecommunications regulator is not planning to ask Sprint Nextel Corp or Clearwire Corp to divest any spectrum in order to gain approval for Sprint's proposed buyout of Clearwire, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
The highly anticipated hearings, originally expected to take place this past spring, will pit Verizon Communications Inc against the Federal Communications Commission as the biggest U.S. wireless provider challenges the FCC's order that guides how Internet service providers manage their networks.
Acknowledging his past as a lobbyist, Wheeler told lawmakers at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on his nomination that at the FCC, he would advocate for the consumers' interest first: "My client will be the American public."
WASHINGTON, June 18- President Barack Obama's choice for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is expected to face questions about his past work within the telecommunications industry at a Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
A coalition of law enforcement officials, political leaders and consumer groups, wants a "kill switch" installed on all new smartphones. The NBC reports.
Tom Wheeler is a venture capitalist and former wireless and cable lobbyist; Melvin Watt is a 20-year House veteran and former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced plans Friday to step down after a four-year term that focused heavily on improving Internet access across the country.
The FCC's proposal would open up for public use some of the airwaves now largely used by government entities, including the Pentagon and the FAA, for navigation, surveillance and other activities.
The U.S. will bring to the table the "coordinated effects" theory and internal documentation in their attempts to kill the proposed Anheuser-Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo merger deal.
Telecom companies scramble to secure greater coverage. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen takes a closer look at what the FCC is doing to free up broadband spectrum.
Julius Genachowski, FCC chairman, discusses the agency's key initiative to open up more spectrum for mobile services.
Gregory Maffei, Liberty Media president and CEO, discusses his company's chase for Sirius XM Radio and explains why he is petitioning the FCC to reconsider its application to take control of the satellite radio company.
Accessible technology has meant that children in poorer families are spending considerably more time than those from more well-off families playing games and connecting on gadgets, The New York Times reports.
Julius Genachowski, FCC chairman, discusses how the agency plans to find easier ways to enforce regulations and put incentives in place to free up unused spectrum, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Julius Genachowski discusses the U.S. position as a world leader in wireless technology and access with CNBC's David Faber.
Google’s harvesting of e-mails, passwords and other sensitive personal information from unsuspecting households in the United States and around the world was neither a mistake nor the work of a rogue engineer, as the company long maintained, but a program that supervisors knew about, according to new details from the full text of a regulatory report. NYT reports.