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FCC sets a date for 700 MHz

The FCC has set a date for the much anticipated 700 MHz auction: January 16, 2008. The auction has to be completed by January 28 next year. The spectrum is considered "beach front

FCC: One company can dominate 700 MHz auction

The FCC recently published the details of the final rules for the 700 MHz auction, which have contained no surprises so far, save one: The FCC did not include a rule that would limit the amount of

IPTV 101: Coming to a conference near you

IPTV 101: Coming to a conference near you The wonder and vexation of relating news from the IPTV sector is its volatility. Google launched an online video store 18 months ago. It's gone

Muni WiFi: From sizzle to fizzle

Remember when municipal WiFi networks were all the rage? Every city had to have one, and companies such as Google, Earthlink, MetroFi and others were lining up to bid on the opportunity to build and

Google stops selling video

It's hard to sell something when everyone's giving it away, including you. Google is shutting down its pay and rental online video business, according to several reports. Google will continue to

White space concept goes back to the drawing board

The Federal Communications Commission really likes the "white space" concept--the notion of using unlicensed TV white space for WiFi services. That's why it has been quick to address the failure of

Microsoft: Second white space device works

As we reported last week, the FCC ruled that a prototype of a mobile device that runs on the white

FCC rejects unlicensed spectrum device

The FCC did not approve a "first-round prototype device" that Google, Microsoft and others have developed to run over unused TV spectrum, or white spaces. The companies want to broadcast high-speed

Feature: What Is Open Access?

By Andrew Seybold The FCC has issued its Report and Order for the 700-MHz auctions and to no one’s surprise, the biggest block of spectrum up for auction, 22 MHz, has the restriction that the

Google in handset talks with operators

Google refused to deny reports its long-rumored branded mobile device is nearing production--instead, the search giant released a statement confirming it is presently working with operators, content