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AT&T's Shopping Spree Might Means Better Coverage For You

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — AT&T Inc. has gone on a shopping spree for wireless spectrum, striking three separate deals that should let it increase its capacity ...

Pick Up On One and Let The Other One Ride

Everett Ehrlich | Posted 09.26.2012 | Technology
Everett Ehrlich

We should instead focus on doing whatever we can to spread high-speed connectivity everywhere and unleash its potential to create jobs and growth, improve such key sectors as education and health care, and empower individuals.

Gerry Smith

Verizon's Deal With Cable Companies Would Widen Digital Divide, Lawmakers Say | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.10.2012 | Technology

A proposed deal between Verizon and four major cable companies could lead to consumers paying higher prices and having less access to high-speed Inter...

A Health Care Call to Action for Men: Is There an App for That?

John M. Burns | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
John M. Burns

We need a healthy wireless infrastructure and healthy pro-marketplace governmental policies to ensure health -- not just for men, but for our country and for our economy.

White House Must Lead on Wireless

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.17.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The message is clear: Political gridlock and bureaucratic inertia in Washington must take a back seat to the more urgent tasks of moving our economy forward and putting the interests and needs of our citizens first.

White House Needs to Shake Loose Underutilized Government Spectrum

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 06.12.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Today, U.S. consumers and businesses largely take our mobile connectivity for granted. It is incumbent on all political leaders to ensure this never changes.

Watching Wireless Grow Up (and Up and Up)

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.16.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Today, policymakers have an opportunity to transform challenges into opportunities by adopting policy prescriptions that make more spectrum available for mobile and enable robust wireless investment and innovation.

Secrecy and Corruption at the NTIA

J.H. Snider | Posted 05.12.2012 | Technology
J.H. Snider

Anything short of this type of personal liability is unlikely to provide agency heads with an adequate incentive to comply with FOIA under circumstances when they believe that compliance could damage their careers.

Fourth and Long on DC Spectrum Impasse

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 04.16.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The next wave of U.S. mobile innovation now waits on Washington. Mobile entrepreneurs and consumers have thrown a perfect spiral down the field. In the now infamous words of Gisele Bundchen, someone's got to catch it.

Verizon's Deal With Big Cable Spells the Demise of the Telecom Act

Joel Kelsey | Posted 03.06.2012 | Technology
Joel Kelsey

We all remember the 1980s and its awesome fashion and music. While some may want to revisit those aspects of the past, I don't think anyone wants to return to the era of the cable and Ma Bell monopolies.

Verizon Secures Deal With Huge Cable Company

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 12.16.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Cable company Cox Communications on Friday said that it has agreed to sell some of its airwave licenses to Verizon Wireless for $315 milli...

Best of TEDTalks 2011, # 7: Wireless Data From Every Lightbulb

Harald Haas | Posted 12.16.2011 | Technology
Harald Haas

2011-12-16-harldhaassdfdf.jpgSoon when you switch on the light in the morning, that light will beam the latest news to your smartphone. From the breakfast table, you will be able to send emails through the table light.

Harald Haas On Lightbulb Data

Posted 12.16.2011 | Technology

jQuery(function($) { $('#ad_sharebox_260x60').prepend(''); }); In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are ex...

Think the FCC Killed AT&T's Plan to Take Over T-Mobile? Not So Fast

Art Brodsky | Posted 01.23.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

With any other company, in any other merger, the action the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Tuesday would be the signal that a deal is dead. But when one of the parties involved is AT&T, the rules don't apply.

Whither Journalistic Ethics?

J.H. Snider | Posted 12.27.2011 | Media
J.H. Snider

Politico's remarkably poor job of disclosing its own corporate conflicts has practical consequences. Most notably, it serves to send a message of intimidation to Hill staff.

The Broadcast Industry's Free TV Scam Redux

J.H. Snider | Posted 12.24.2011 | Technology
J.H. Snider

What the broadcasters really want is to transition to mobile broadband service without paying for the privilege. The debate in the industry is over the means, not the end.

The White House's New We the People Petition Website

J.H. Snider | Posted 12.11.2011 | Technology
J.H. Snider

The president should be applauded for launching this democratically enhancing but politically risky initiative. However, We The People will probably only have a short life.

Mobile Recovery?

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Much attention has rightly noted the promise of the mobile Internet to be a catalyst for an economic turnaround. This week, Mobile Future released fresh analysis to support this claim.

Answering the Call for Spectrum Now

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Spectrum is a complex debate. Even more true, it's an essential one to get right today. Congress is starting to move on spectrum legislation, but the clock is ticking.

The Spectrum "Crunch" Bar

Mike Smith | Posted 07.19.2011 | Technology
Mike Smith

A Brookings Institution report says 99% of smartphones will have WiFi capability within the next two years. Goodbye TV? In South Korea 23 million people use digital mobile broadcast. They watch content and TV programs on smartphones.

Spectrum: Fueling the Mobile Future

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

To keep mobile connectivity working for all of us, it's time to raise our voices and be clear to our nation's leaders: We need spectrum now.

Don't Deny the Mobile Capacity Crunch

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.05.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The details of the spectrum debate at times can seem inscrutable and abstract to all but the most ardent of policy wonks. But the stakes for consumers and our economy couldn't be more plainly evident.

Clogged Mobile Networks May Tap TV Airwaves

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 06.22.2011 | Technology

Federal Communications Commission chief Julius Genachowski told Washington D.C.'s Economic Club on Wednesday that the dwindling electromagnetic spectr...

The Spectrum Shot Clock

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 06.04.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

As Americans across the country turn to their mobile devices to track the final brackets of the NCAA college basketball tournament, technology policy circles are turning to a high-stakes game of their own.

The Real State of the Union Winners: Underserved Americans

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Expanded access to the next generation of wireless services will generate major economic growth and rapid job creation, fostering crucial economic empowerment in communities of color.