As expected, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new rules for fixed-line and mobile broadband providers to protect users' data. And, as expected, wireless carriers didn't exactly rush to embrace his ideas.
As the Wi-Fi Alliance prepares to convene this week for its second workshop on LTE-U, Mobile Future is pushing for the FCC to continue using a light-touch regulatory policy when it comes to unlicensed spectrum.
T-Mobile US, Sprint, Dish Network, C Spire Wireless and a group of policy and public interest groups have forged a new alliance intended to pressure the FCC to craft 600 MHz auction rules that they say will benefit smaller carriers and increase wireless competition.
Sprint and T-Mobile US seemed cautiously optimistic that the FCC's new net neutrality rules won't harm them and will protect the open Internet, while Verizon and AT&T were dismayed and characterized the FCC's action as misguided.
With the arrival of Prince George in Great Britain, the world is momentarily punch drunk on the great traditions of history. Of course, not all history paints such a bright and optimistic picture. As the saying goes, those who don't learn its lessons are doomed to repeat them. These are wise words for the Federal Communications Commission to take to heart as it wades into the deep waters of the most high-stakes wireless spectrum auctions in U.S. history.
Let's be honest for a moment: When was the last time you, or anyone you know, took the time during the installation of a software program to read all the way through the user license agreement before clicking on the "I agree" button? And on a smartphone screen? If the answer was "recently," Joe Santilli would like to meet you.