News tagged with wireless communication

FCC rules seek to avoid surprise wireless bills

(AP) -- Federal regulators want to stop cell phone "bill shock" by requiring wireless companies to alert subscribers before they run out of minutes, hit data usage or text messaging caps or start racking up international ...

Oct 13, 2010
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FCC to expand use of Internet subsidies in schools

(AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission wants to get more bang from the federal dollars that subsidize Internet access in schools and libraries by lifting some of the restrictions that come with the funds.

Sep 21, 2010
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FCC to open up vacant TV airwaves for broadband

(AP) -- A new flavor of Wi-Fi, with longer range and wall-piercing power, could show up in wireless gadgets a year from now if the Federal Communications Commission works out the last details of new spectrum ...

Sep 13, 2010
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Tire-pressure monitors vulnerable, researchers say

(PhysOrg.com) -- Wireless tire pressure monitoring systems designed to alert drivers to problems with low tire pressure can be intercepted or forged, causing possible security or privacy threats, according to research at ...

Sep 02, 2010
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FCC seeks input on rules for online services

(AP) -- Federal regulators are seeking public input on what rules should apply to wireless Internet access and specialized services that aren't part of the Internet but are delivered over wired broadband connections.

Sep 01, 2010
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Government report: 4 cos. control wireless market

(AP) -- Consolidation over the past decade has left just four big carriers in control of 90 percent of the wireless market, making it harder for small and regional companies to compete, according to a government report released ...

Aug 26, 2010
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FCC, public safety at odds over broadband plan

(AP) -- Two years ago, the Federal Communications Commission stumbled as it tried to create a nationwide wireless broadband network for police officers, firefighters and emergency medical workers, delaying the construction ...

Jul 25, 2010
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