FCC to review wireless industry practices; Apple responds to FCC's questions over Google app flap

> The FCC said it will launch a review of wireless industry practices to determine the state of competition in the industry and to figure out ways to encourage further innovation and investment. Article

> According to various media reports, AT&T is turning on 3G services over 850 MHz airwaves in San Francisco, New York City and Atlanta to improve coverage and capacity. The 850 MHz band was freed up when the operator shut down its TDMA network last year. Article

> Apple issued a response late today to the FCC's inquiry into Google's submission of its Google Voice app into the Apple App Store, explaining that the app has not been banned outright but was still under review. Article

> Berg Insight is forecasting that femtocell shipments will grow from 200,000 units this year to 12 million units by 2014. Article

> WildBlue Communications is going after a $30 million slice of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) money to help subsidize satellite broadband connections for about 10,000 homes in Colorado and Wyoming and another 10,000 in Arizona that are out of reach of high-speed cable, fiber, and DSL lines. Article

> Verizon Wireless released updated specifications for wireless devices that will run on its LTE network in the 700 MHz C-Block spectrum. Release

And Finally... Police said a Cleveland barber became so upset by what he considered bad beef jerky that he returned to the store where he bought it and tried to rob the owner. Article

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