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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Happy 40th Birthday, Cell Phone

By:  Virginia Butala

We pause today on the 40th anniversary of the first cellular telephone call ever placed and congratulate Mr. Cooper on being awarded the 2013 Marconi Prize for his revolutionary contribution to wireless telecommunications.

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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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Phablets Dominate the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

By:  Carole Downs

One of the terms possibly overused at CES was the "super phone", also known as the "phablet". Phablet characteristics include a large screen, powerful battery life and cutting edge display capabilities.

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First Cell Phone Commercial

By:  Smartcomm

Check out the first cellular phone commercial Radio Shack did in 1989!

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