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Citing the exploding use of mobile devices, the FCC chairman calls for "voluntary incentive auctions" as a means to provide additional airwave capacity.
The group, which is supported by WRAL parent Capitol Broadcasting, offers a technological alternative to allow mobile carriers to utilize airwaves used by TV stations rather than the FCC taking away spectrum and selling it to wireless carriers.
As cell phones have spread, so have large cell towers. Now the wireless industry is planning a future without them, or at least without many more of them. Instead, it's looking at much smaller antennas, some tiny enough to hold in your hand.
Federal officials looking for more airwaves to deliver wireless broadband services are recommending that the government reallocate a sizeable chunk of radio spectrum currently used for weather satellites and naval radar systems.
Verizon Wireless said Wednesday that its new 4G wireless broadband network will be live before the end of the year in the cities on the Boston-to-Washington stretch as well as in Charlotte, California, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Seattle and other areas.
AT&T and Verizon, two offspring of Ma Bell, are getting more aggressive in their marketing, though it's not clear how much they are spending. Verizon and AT&T are both pulling away from their smaller rivals, so instead of competing with Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA, they're increasingly focused on each other.
Road Runner Mobile will debut in Triangle, Charlotte and Triad markets on Dec. 1, offering download speeds at up to six gigabytes per second. North Carolina markets are first in planned nationwide offering. TWC also will offer device for mobile WiFi access that supports several devices, such as game systems.
Apple Inc. told federal regulators Friday that it blocked the Google Voice program from running on the iPhone because it alters important functions on the device - yet Apple denied that it has rejected Google's application outright.
The Federal Communications Commission is taking a closer look at the practices of the wireless industry, potentially the first step toward more regulations intended to push down prices and increase choices for consumers.