Category Archives: wireless and spectrum

Google, Intel, Skype and Yahoo! Seek Rules for Bidding on Broadcast Frequencies

Google, Intel, Skype and Yahoo! Seek Rules for Bidding on Broadcast Frequencies

By Drew Clark

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2007 – The country’s two satellite television companies have joined forces with four major technology companies and a wireless company to promote the auction of frequencies currently used by television broadcasters.

In a March 5 meeting at the Federal Communications Commission with FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, the tech companies – Google, Intel, Skype and Yahoo! – joined with Access Spectrum to promote their “Coalition for 4G in America.”

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URL: http://www.publicintegrity.org/telecom/telecomwatch.aspx?eid=2648

Don’t Apply 1968 Telecom Rule to Wireless, Says AT&T

Don’t Apply 1968 Telecom Rule to Wireless, Says AT&T

By Drew Clark

SAN JOSE, February 26, 2007 – AT&T Senior Vice President Jim Ciconni said Tuesday that the telecommunications world is fundamentally different from 1968, when the FCC required AT&T to allow competing telephones onto its network.

Speaking at the Technology Policy Summit here, Ciconni addressed the recent push for new wireless ’Net Neutrality rules. “Unlike 1968, we have a pretty vibrant market out there,” he said.

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URL: http://www.publicintegrity.org/telecom/telecomwatch.aspx?eid=2593