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FCC closes auction of H Block spectrum

FCC closes auction of H Block spectrumThe U.  S.  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday closed the process of auction of so-called H Block of spectrum frequencies.

The auction process came to an end after a total of 167 rounds of bids by a number of companies including Dish Network since January 22.  The federal agency is expected to announce winners in next few days.

FCC nominee Tom Wheeler to divest stakes if confirmed

FCC nominee Tom Wheeler to divest stakes if confirmedVenture capital investor Tom Wheeler has announced that he would divest his stakes various companies, including Google Inc, AT&T Inc and Dish Network Corp, if he is confirmed as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Mr. Wheeler has been nominated for the top job at the FCC; and it is common for nominees to divest their stakes in certain companies to avoid conflicts of interest.

U.S. Justice Dept. asks FCC to ensure spectrum sale boost wireless competition

U.S. Justice Dept. asks FCC to ensure spectrum sale boost wireless competitionThe US Justice Department has directed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure that smaller wireless carriers are able to obtain a fair share of spectrum in the upcoming auction.

FCC: Google engineer told officials Street View cars were collecting personal data

FCC: Google engineer told officials Street View cars were collecting personal dataAccording to an un-redacted version of an investigative report by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a Google engineer had purposely developed the software which allowed the company's Street View cars to collect sensitive personal details about people without their knowledge.

Privacy watchdogs call for new Google probe

Privacy watchdogs call for new Google probeClose on the heels of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Friday statement that it intends a $25,000 penalty on Google for hindering its investigation of the company’s Street View service, privacy watchdogs have urged U. S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to launch a new probe into Google.

AT&T to Cut the Cord in a Race to Focus on IP Technology

AT&T to Cut the Cord in a Race to Focus on IP Technology

In a response to an FCC request made earlier this month for input transitions plans to IP-based communication network and to extend high-speed Internet broadband to the entire country, the telecom giant AT&T has filed a request to US regulatory authorities to waive a requirement that it and other carriers maintain costly landline networks, thereby for phasing out wireless service.