Wireless Telecommunications

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

Despite carriers selling 911 location data, FCC ignores privacy in new rules

Smartphone 911 location data is getting more precise, but the Federal Communications Commission isn't updating its privacy rules despite carriers' history of selling their customers' location data.

Deletion Of Items From March 15, 2019 Open Meeting

The following items have been adopted by the Federal Communications Commission and deleted from the list of items scheduled for consideration at the March 15 Open Meeting:

T-Mobile Reveals More Location Data Abuse Following Questions from Sen Wyden

In response to questions from Sen Ron Wyden (D-OR), T-Mobile has revealed another case of abuse, in which a “bad actor” acquired location information without consumer consent. “It is now abundantly clear that you have failed to be good stewards of

T-Mobile's Legere: No Huawei Tech Going in 5G Net, Period

T-Mobile CEO John Legere told the House Judiciary Committee that his network does not now include technology from Chinese Telecom Huawei, that a new T-Mobile-Sprint 5G network would not contain such tech, and that he would even help others try to

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman Cicilline expresses 'concerns' over T-Mobile, Sprint merger

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline(D-RI) said he's concerned with a broad range of implications tied to the multi-billion-dollar merger deal between T-Mobile and Sprint.

Chairman Pai’s Response Regarding the Investigation on Wireless Carriers Sharing Location Information Without Adequate Safeguards

On January 24, 2019, 15 senators sent Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai a letter urging the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission to broadly investigate the sale of Americans' location data by wifeless carriers, location aggregato

Chairman Pai’s Response to Concerns About the Proposed T-Mobile Sprint Merger

On February 12, 2019, 9 senators wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai urging the FCC to reject the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint.


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T-Mobile promises to support low-income Lifeline program 'indefinitely' if merger approved

In its continued effort to gain approval for its merger with Sprint, T-Mobile has pledged to keep supporting Sprint's low-income Assurance Wireless brand "indefinitely." Assurance along with Sprint's other prepaid brands, Boost Mobile and Virgin W

John Oliver Rips FCC And HBO Parent AT&T Amid Lengthy Rant About Robocalls

John Oliver took a swipe at HBO's new parent company AT&T during a segment on March 10''s "Last Week Tonight", which saw him decry the increasing amount of robocalls being made in the US and the Federal Communications Commission's unwillingnes