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Report: Wireless users pay 18% tax rate on services

Washington, Nebraska, New York, Illinois and Missouri have the highest wireless tax rates Research group the Tax Foundation, in a new report, found that the average wireless consumer in the U.S. pays a combined 18% rate in federal, state and local taxes, plus associated fees. All told,...

FCC votes to improve indoor location accuracy for 911

Uber’s locating technology cited by FCC commissioner The Federal Communications Commission this week adopted new rules to help first responders better locate people who dialed 911 from indoor locations using a wireless device. The FCC ruling is in response to an increase in 911 calls from...

United States telecom companies allowed in Cuba

Policy Shift: United States telecom companies allowed in Cuba President Barack Obama made a historic announcement Wednesday by declaring that his administration is making a major shift in United States policy toward Cuba. The move will allow U.S. telecommunications companies to rollout infrastructure and provide...

FCC spectrum auction bids hit $16 billion

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) spectrum auction bids passed the $16 billion mark on Tuesday, far in excess of the federal regulatory body’s $10.5 billion minimum goal. Round 16 of bidding will kick-off on Nov. 19. Dubbed Auction 97, the FCC-led spectrum auction includes a total...

FCC spectrum auction hits $10.5 billion in round 12

Round 12 of the Federal Communications Commission’s Auction 97 of AWS-3 spectrum closed with $10.5 billion in bids, already topping the minimum bid amount set by the FCC. Yesterday's bidding closed at $8.91 billion. Major East Coast metropolitan areas that drew nine-figure bids during...

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