Federal Communications Commission

The IP Transition: Great Expectations Or Bleak House?

The fact that the marketplace is embracing the IP Transition means we’re in the best of times. However, the government seems to be stuck in neutral when it comes to modernizing its regulatory framework to account for the IP Transition.

Auction Of Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-3) Licenses Scheduled For November 13, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau establishes the procedures, reserve prices, and minimum opening bid amounts for the upcoming auction of 1,614 Advanced Wireless Services licenses in the 1695-1710 MHz, 1755

Open Internet Transparency Rule Enforcement Advisory

Providers of broadband Internet access services must disclose accurate information about their service offerings and make this information accessible to the public.

Nevada Carrier Will Pay $1.3 Million To Resolve Wireless Cramming Investigation

Assist 123, a Las Vegas (NV) telecommunications carrier, will pay $1.3 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission investigation into allegations that the company billed wireless telephone consumers for a “Concierge/Directory Assistance

FCC Plans $7.62 Million Fine Against Optic Internet Protocol for Illegally Billing and Switching Customers' Phone Companies

The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine Optic Internet Protocol, a Roswell (GA) telephone company, $7.62 million for allegedly switching consumers’ long distance telephone services without their authorization (“slamming”), billing cust

FCC Chairman Wheeler Announces Universal Service Fund Strike Force

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced the creation of a Universal Service Fund (USF) Strike Force -- housed in the agency’s Enforcement Bureau -- dedicated to combatting waste, fraud, and abuse in Commission funding prog

Creating a “Model City” to test spectrum sharing technologies

The Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Engineering & Technology (OET) and the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a Joint Public Notice that seeks input on the establishme

The Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration: Model City for Demonstrating And Evaluating Advanced Sharing Technologies

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) issue this joint notice to seek public comment on the President’s Council of Adviso

FCC Launches Rural Broadband Expansion Experiments

The Federal Communications Commission launched experiments to explore how robust broadband can be expanded at lower cost in rural America.

Policies on Mobile Spectrum Holdings and Expanding Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions

The Federal Communications Commission has updated its initial screen for review of spectrum acquisitions through secondary markets and makes determinations regarding whether to establish mobile spectrum holding limits for its upcoming auctions of