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National Broadband Plan just the starting point for future broadband discussion

The National Broadband Plan delivered to Congress today calls for another 500 megahertz of spectrum to be freed up for wireless use by 2020, as well as an auction of D-Block spectrum and greater use of unlicensed spectrum.Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski has been...

M2Z ‘pressing ahead’ amid AWS-3 auction delay

A cancelled hearing has not slowed down M2Z Networks Inc. John Muleta, CEO of M2Z, insists that the FCC's recent cancellation of a hearing to discuss auction plans for the AWS-3 spectrum has not weakened the company's spirits. Muleta still believes that the free...

FCC again urged to vote on AWS-3 plans: Spectrum auction on hold

Two senior members of the House telecom subcommittee urged the Federal Communications Commission to vote internally on Chairman Kevin Martin's free wireless broadband auction plan, an initiative previously scheduled for agency action today at a meeting subsequently cancelled in response to congressional pressure."We...

Martin rolls ahead on Dec. 18 vote for AWS-3: If buildout benchmark not met, spectrum could go unlicensed route

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said the agency is considering a Dec. 18 vote on a version of a free, family-friendly wireless broadband auction plan that could make spectrum available for unlicensed use if the winning license bidder fails to meet an interim...

Martin steps closer to AWS-3 bids : T-Mobile USA calls analysis flawed

FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY WIRELESS broadband for the masses may be on the way. So may messy litigation to keep it grounded. The Federal Communications Commission tentatively concluded operations in the advanced wireless services-3 band will not interfere with T-Mobile USA Inc. and others licensed in...

FCC tests find no interference, AWS-3 auction draws closer : T-Mobile USA disputes findings while M2Z pops cork

The Federal Communications Commission tentatively concluded that nationwide broadband operations in the advanced wireless services-3 band will not interfere with T-Mobile USA Inc. and others in the advanced wireless services-1 band, possibly signaling the agency is close to issuing final rules for an auction...

Intel throws weight behind M2Z in AWS-3 dustup: Chip maker claims regulations could hurt WiMAX deployments

In an unexpected twist, chipmaker giant Intel Corp. urged the Federal Communications Commission to keep intact proposed interference safeguards that T-Mobile USA Inc. insists are inadequate to prevent interference from wireless broadband operations in the advanced wireless services-3 band. Moreover, Intel warned the...

M2Z squares up against T-Mobile USA over AWS-3 interference tests

M2Z Networks Inc. said new test results demonstrate the Federal Communications Commission's wireless broadband plan will not lead to interference as mobile-phone carriers claim. The company accused T-Mobile USA Inc. and others of distorting data in order to persuade policymakers to enact safeguards so...

Lines drawn in AWS-3 debate: T-Mo urges delay in comments until it can test for interference

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is coming under mounting pressure to back off a controversial plan to auction a national wireless Internet license that would require the winning bidder to provide free broadband service, open access and filtering to block obscene content. But...

FCC urged to forgo AWS-3 conditions

Two key House Republicans urged the Federal Communications Commission not to attach conditions to advanced wireless services-3 spectrum and to forgo approval of final rules for that band until after the 700 MHz D-Block re-auction. "We think your proposed rules could repeat this mistake...

FCC details plans for free nationwide wireless broadband: T-Mobile USA worries over interference

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking feedback on new options to auction a nationwide wireless broadband license with requirements to provide free Internet service, content filtering and open access to third-party devices and applications.While the agency's move is not apt to assuage fierce critics...

Martin to plow forward with free broadband plan: Auction could happen in December

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION CHAIRMAN KEVIN MARTIN APPEARS DETERMINED to win approval for a free, family-friendly national wireless broadband plan, despite being forced to delay an upcoming vote on the measure after concerns were raised about potential interference to mobile-phone systems and about a content-filter...

FCC may auction another 25 MHz of spectrum: ‘AWS III’ licensee could be required to provide free service

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin scheduled a vote on rules for another major spectrum auction, one that would encompass 25 megahertz in the 2155-2180 MHz advanced wireless services band and require the winning bidder to offer free broadband service under an aggressive build-out...

Legislation eyes auction of family-friendly spectrum

Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Christopher Cannon (R-Utah) introduced a bill to foster deployment of a national, family-friendly wireless broadband network with open access, an initiative the mobile-phone industry was quick to pounce on.The Wireless Internet Nationwide for Families Act, which includes components of...

Family Research Council calls for ‘safe’ broadband: FCC gets mixed bag of comments on how it should craft rules for AWS III band

The Federal Communications Commission's attempt to craft rules for the 2155-2175 MHz band has been met with the kind of mixed industry feedback expected in such a proceeding, with a notable exception that could provide a window into what could become a bigger policy...

Skype’s rallying cry

Big things tend to start out small, or so the saying goes.So it was that Voice over Internet Protocol provider Skype Ltd. came out of nowhere in February to petition the Federal Communications Commission to extend to the mobile-phone industry a landmark third-party connectivity...

FCC moves on 2155-2175 MHz spectrum band

The Federal Communications Commission launched a rulemaking on the highly-sought 2155 MHz-2175 MHz spectrum band, setting the stage for a resumption of a wireless open-access debate that gained strength during in the agency's 700 MHz proceeding.Late last month, the FCC tossed out applications of...

M2Z inks wholesale deal with rural phone companies

M2Z Networks Inc. said it reached a wholesale wireless broadband pact with rural telephone companies, a business relationship that depends on the startup winning a legal challenge against the Federal Communications Commission or winning a license after rules are set for the 2155 MHz-2175...

M2Z takes FCC to court

M2Z Networks Inc. made good on its threat to take the Federal Communications Commission to court, asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to overturn the agency's dismissal of its nationwide wireless broadband plan.M2Z, a Silicon Valley-backed startup co-founded...

FCC shoots down M2Z, explores 2155-2175 MHz options

The Federal Communications Commission officially dismissed wireless broadband applications of M2Z Networks Inc. and others, concluding the public interest would be best served by initiating a rulemaking on how to move idle frequencies in the 2155-2175 MHz band into the market. "Each of these...

700 MHz rerun: Some want to put open access at 2155-2175 MHz

THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS Commission appeared poised to reject M2Z Networks Inc.'s plan to offer free nationwide broadband service on the 2155-2175 MHz band, a move likely to prompt a court challenge and refocus the campaign to integrate open-access wholesale requirements in the wireless space.Once...

M2Z’s free broadband plan set for rejection

The Federal Communications Commission appeared poised to reject M2Z Networks Inc.'s plan to offer free nationwide broadband service on the 2155-2175 MHz band, a move likely to prompt a court challenge and refocus the campaign to integrate open access-wholesale requirements in the wireless space.Once...

Policy debates sprawl beyond the Beltway

Major wireless policy debates are increasingly ceasing to be Inside-the-Beltway brawls limited to high-powered lobbyists hired by well-heeled, warring industry factions. Instead, proponents of ambitiously controversial proposals-particularly those promising to extend the reach of a free and open Internet-have been able to tap into...

UNWANTED ATTENTION: M2Z’s plan to offer broadband solicits flurry of negative reactions

For the past eight months, M2Z Networks Inc. stood alone behind a plan that might actually aid President Bush's quest for universal and affordable broadband service in the United States. Now it suddenly has company. It comes in the form of petitions to deny...

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