Wireless Telecommunications

Communication at a distance, especially the electronic transmission of signals via cell phones

A Time to Give Thanks

Rounding out our December meeting will be two matters that were previewed yesterday.

FCC's Lifeline overhaul sets fire to a bridge over the digital divide

[Commentary] The Federal Communications Commission took its first major step toward overhauling the controversial Lifeline program in a move that will punish not just low-income citizens but perhaps small, innovative service providers as well.  Ye

FCC Moves to Transform Lifeline Program for Low-Income Americans

The Federal Communications Commission took steps to transform its Lifeline program. A Fourth Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Memorandum Opinion and Order changes FCC rules to:

Civil Rights Groups Question Lifeline Changes

The National Hispanic Media Coalition, Color of Change, NAACP and the Benton Foundation are among the organizations concerned about proposed changes to the Lifeline program, which is on the docket for the Federal Communications Commission’s upcomi

See How The Telecom Industry Is Quietly Changing The Shape Of Our Cities

Once the photographer Rian Dundon began seeking out cell-phone towers and transmission boxes, he started seeing them everywhere. Dundon’s resulting series of photographs, taken around the Bay Area, are scant on people, but instead highlight the te

Fact Sheet on FCC's Draft 2018 Broadband Deployment Report

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has circulated a draft 2018 Broadband Deployment Report to his colleagues and below are the key findings and additional information:

With Your Smartphone, Fear Is Never Far Away

In a blink of an evolutionary eye, radio and television then give way to smartphones—all of the world’s threats in your hand, all the time. “The smartphone, especially, more than pretty much any other technology that existed before, is constant,”

House Communications Subcommittee Introduces Bills on Broadband Infrastructure and Innovation

A second round of broadband infrastructure bills have been introduced by members of the House Communications Subcommittee. The bills focus on supporting innovation and advancing broadband infrastructure in rural communities. 

Targeting Verizon users, Sprint revives ‘free unlimited for a year’ promotion

Sprint renewed a promotion that offers a free year of unlimited service to customers who switch to the carrier and bring their own phone.

The Antitrust Case Against Facebook, Google and Amazon

Standard Oil and American Telephone and Telegraph were the technological titans of their day, commanding more than 80% of their markets.