Wireless networking

  1. U.S. Gov't IDs More Airwaves for Commercial Wireless Networks

    March 28, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Govt IDs more airwaves for commercial wireless NEW YORK (AP) -- The federal government wants to alleviate data congestion on smartphones and other mobile devices by asking the Defense Department, NASA and other agencies to switch to new locations ...

  2. FCC Plans To Nix National Wireless Network

    February 16, 2012 6:43 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal officials plan to kill a proposal to build a new national high-speed wireless network after concluding it would in some cases jam personal-navigation and other GPS devices. The Federal Communications Commission sought comm ...

  3. U.S. Debt Fight Could Bring More Airwaves For Broadband

    July 29, 2011 6:26 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) - The debt ceiling battle could produce an unlikely winner: smartphone users. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's current plan would direct the Federal Communications Commission to auction off highly valuable radio spectrum to ...

  4. Reactions To The FCC's Ruling On Net Neutrality

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 3-2 vote party-line vote establishes the Net Neutrality provisions outlined by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski that among other things would prohibit ISPs from giving priority access to some Internet traffic over others while at the same time ...

  5. Update: FCC Passes Net Neutrality Rules

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission Tuesday in Washington D.C. passed new rules that govern how providers treat web traffic. "Today, for the first time, we are adopting rules to preserve basic Internet values," FCC Chairman Julius Gena ...

  6. Net Neutrality Vote Set For Dec. 21

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST The ongoing Net Neutrality debate is set to receive some long-awaited clarity - if not consensus - before the end of the year. Today, the FCC scheduled a vote to decide new rules of governing how Internet service providers may regulate traffic. Th ...

  7. FCC Proposes Wireless Use Of Broadcast Airwaves

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. telecommunications regulators proposed freeing up more airwaves for wireless services to meet the expanding use of handheld devices. The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday (Nov. 30) to seek public comment on propos ...

  8. Broadcasters Prepared to Show Music Biz the Money

    October 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasters are expected to formally approve Tuesday (Oct. 26) a set of terms that could bring to a close the years-long fight between broadcasters and the music industry over royalty fees for music played on the air. The terms were voted on Mond ...

  9. Wireless Mics Freed From Interference

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Artists using wireless mics onstage rejoice! The FCC today (Sept. 24) voted to protect the section of wireless spectrum that wireless mics rely on from interference from other types of devices. The Recording Academy was a leading force in the figh ...

  10. FCC Report: Broadband Access Lacking

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new study from the Federal Communications Commission found that between 14 and 24 million Americans lack access to broadband and aren't about to get access any time soon. The study released Tuesday (July 20) was conducted in response to a C ...

  11. White House Launches Plan To Boost Broadband

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to free up airways would nearly double the amount of commercial spectrum currently available for wireless devices, an administration official said on Monday (June 28). The plan would make available 500 megah ...

  12. German Biz Welcomes Wi-Fi Ruling

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The ruling by the German federal high court of justice in Karlsruhe on protecting wi-fi Internet connections has been welcomed by the music industry. The Frankfurt-based label 3P, owned by the musician Moses Pelham, sued a WLAN (Wireless Local Are ...

  13. German Court Orders Wireless Passwords For All

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Germany's top criminal court has ruled that Internet users need to secure their private wireless connections by password to prevent unauthorized people from using their Web access to illegally download data. Internet users can be fined up to ...

  14. U.S. To Roll Out Major Broadband Policy

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.S. regulators will announce a major Internet policy this week to revolutionize how Americans communicate and play, proposing a dramatic increase in broadband speeds that could let people download a high-definition film in minutes instead of hour ...

  15. Business Matters: CMA, Country Music Market Research, 'American Idol,' FCC Chairman

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- The Country Music Association (CMA) has released follow-up findings from the market research study it conducted in 2008. A few highlights: Country fans dropped slightly to 37% in 2009 from 39% in 2008; 40% of fans feel better about country musi ...

  16. FCC To Propose Faster Broadband Speeds

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has unveiled a plan that would require Internet providers to offer minimum home connection speeds by 2020, a proposal that some telecommunications companies panned as unrealistic. The FCC wants service pr ...

  17. Report: 1 Billion Broadband Accounts by 2013

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Broadband Internet access continues to grow at a rapid clip, averaging 8.8 million new subscribers worldwide each month, according to In-Stat. By 2013, the research firm expects the number of global broadband subscribers will be greater than 1 bil ...

  18. Digital Briefs: Last.fm, 'Guitar Hero 5,' Crystal Method

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Mobile music service mSpot has added content from CBS Radio and Last.fm to its streaming music channels it delivers for various wireless operators. mSpot's mobile application lets users stream participating radio channels through their pho ...

  19. FCC Clears Google-Backed Plan On Airwaves

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved a plan sought by tech companies like Google Inc and Microsoft Inc to open soon-to-be-vacant television airwaves to new wireless devices. The five-member FCC voted Nov. 4 to open unlicensed po ...

  20. Verizon To Open Network To Developers

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Verizon Wireless unveiled a plan to open its network to any device that meets its basic technical standards. The company next year will publish technical standards that would allow any developer to make a device that can connect to its nationwide ...

  21. Sprint Nextel To Drop Sirius Programming

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator Sprint Nextel has informed subscribers is a recent billing statement that it plans to drop the streaming music service provided by Sirius Satellite Radio, and replace it with 10 channels of genre-based music from another, as-yet- ...

  22. Firm Proposes Free Internet Using Radio Spectrum

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Would cover most of U.S., be supported by ads. A Silicon Valley company has asked the FCC to allow it to use—free—a band of radio spectrum for a free high-speed wireless Internet network that would cover most of the country and be supported by adv ...

  23. Napster Mobile Available In U.S. Soon

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Service coming via SunCom Wireless. Service coming via SunCom Wireless. News ...

  24. Network Live To Broadcast Rock In Rio

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal applies to Web, wireless, sat, TV, radio. Network Live has won the exclusive rights to broadcast the next Rock in Rio music festival. The agreement applies to all Internet, wireless, satellite and terrestrial radio and TV broadcasting on a gl ...

  25. House Passes Bill With Analog Deadline

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation yesterday (Dec. 19) which will free up valuable airwaves for wireless broadband use and pave the way for completing the digital television transiti The U.S. House of Representatives passed legis ...

  26. Cingular Begins 3G Rollout

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST New network launched in 16 cities today. Cingular Wireless switched on its third-generation, broadband wireless network in 16 cities today as the first step of a nationwide rollout expected to continue throughout next year. Such high-speed network ...

  27. KDDI Racks Up 20 Million Tracks

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Japan's wireless operator offers full downloads. Japan's wireless operator offers full downloads. News ...

  28. EMI And 3 In Video Deal

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator to access EMI's catalog. Wireless operator to access EMI's catalog. News ...

  29. MusicNet To Power Store For Portables

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT WiFi-connected devices due on market this year. MusicNet will power a new digital music service from MusicGremlin, a New York-based developer of direct-to-device wireless music technology. Under terms of the agreement, MusicNet will support and pr ...

  30. Motorola Phones Bridge Cars, Home Stereos

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST iRadio allows for wireless music connectivity. iRadio allows for wireless music connectivity. News ...

  31. Chaoticom, EMI Strike Licensing Agreement

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wireless access for 200,000 EMI tracks. Wireless access for 200,000 EMI tracks. News ...