A New Elephant In The Room

By:  Virginia Butala

President Obama has nominated Michael P. O'Rielly to fill the Republican vacancy at the Federal Communications Commission.

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Thomas Wheeler Testimony To Senate Committee

By:  Virginia Butala

Mr. Genachowski officially ended his stewardship of the FCC as Chairman on May 17, 2013.  The following day, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn assumed the role of Acting Chairwoman if and until Mr. Wheeler can be confirmed.

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The New FCC Chairman

By:  Virginia Butala

We congratulate Tom Wheeler on his FCC nomination.

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When Carriers Attack: Network Neutrality Under Fire

By:  Virginia Butala

At any moment, President Obama is expected to nominate Mr. Tom Wheeler as the new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

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How Sprint Nextel Is Positioning To Win Market Share

By:  Virginia Butala

In exchange for new capital of $8.0 billion and an additional $12.1 billion to be distributed to shareholders, SoftBank will acquire a 70% ownership interest in a new entity known as New Sprint.

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The Senate Commerce Committee, which directly oversees the FCC and from which the FCC receives its suggested priorities, held its first oversight hearing of the year last Tuesday.

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FCC Releases White Paper On Mobile Broadband Spectrum Challenges

By:  Virginia Butala

The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission published a White Paper on February 26, 2013 addressing the challenges facing the United States and many other countries as they try to keep up with mobile broadband demand.  The paper primarily outlined the opportunities and challenges in freeing up both licensed and unlicensed spectrum for mobile broadband.

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With data traffic reportedly doubling on an annual basis, the demand for spectrum is expected to exceed supply in some U.S. markets starting this year.

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Julius Genachowski: A Great FCC Chairman

By:  Shannon Downs

A veteran commission aide with a strong focus on mobile broadband, Smartcomm has always felt that the President made a great choice with Genachowski.

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The FCC’s Drive For More Spectrum

By:  Smartcomm

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it will be seeking to add more bandwidth available for mobile broadband thereby increasing the spectrum space that is currently being offered to carriers by 2015.

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