Posts tagged as: CTIA

USTelecom Asks US Appeals Court to Stay FCC’s Net Rules

USTelecom and others filed a petition today asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to stay the FCC’s open internet order. The group, which includes USTelecom, AT&T, CTIA, ATA, WISPA, CenturyLink, and NSTA, filed a petition directly with the FCC last week seeking a stay of the rules. The FCC denied their request. At the moment, […]

CTIA Seeks to Stay FCC’s Net Neutrality Proposal

The CTIA Wireless Association today filed a request to stay the FCC’s Open Internet regulations. The regulations were published in the Federal Register on April 13 and are slated to become official policy 60 days from the publication date (on or about June 13). Numerous organizations have already filed lawsuits seeking to block the rules […]

Carriers to Rely on CTIA to Sue FCC Over Title II

AT&T, Verizon Wireless and other mobile network operators won’t sue the FCC over its proposed net neutrality plans on their own, but will through a number of trade groups. Sources cited by Reuters suggest the move will allow the carriers to streamline their litigation and prevent them from becoming the targets of backlash. “We believe […]

Carriers Now Must Unlock Eligible Phones

Wireless network operators are now required to unlock customers’ phones once the phones are paid off or no longer under contract. The change follows an agreement forged between the FCC, the CTIA Wireless Association and carriers in December 2013. That agreement set a number of provisions, some of which were to be met in May […]

FCC School Internet Plan Would Raise Phone Taxes 17.2%

The FCC will propose to increase spending on school internet services, and the money will come from a surge in taxes on wired and wireless telephone bills. Under the FCC’s proposal, which is not yet public, it will increase the annual cap on school internet spending from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion. The $1.5 billon […]

CTIA to Set Indoor 911 Location Framework

The CTIA Wireless Association recently announced that its largest members have agreed to a preliminary timeframe for improving the accuracy of 911 calls made from indoors. In February, the FCC demanded that wireless network operators increase 911 location data accuracy to cover larger buildings. It wants network operators to provide X, Y, and Z coordinates […]

AT&T to Wait Until 2015 to Launch WiFi Calling

AT&T’s top exec today said the company won’t offer WiFi calling on its devices until next year. WiFi Calling has been around for years, but was highlighted by Apple this week as a new feature in the iPhone 6/6 Plus. Further, T-Mobile announced this week plans to expand WiFi calling to all its smartphones with […]

GameStop Will Sell Cricket Wireless Service, Phones

GameStop Now supplies a contract-free wireless service and smartphones thanks to an agreement with Cricket Wireless. After a successful run in several markets, the two companies are now ready to offer the wireless service and devices in more than 2,800 GameStop retail locations across the nation. GameStop announced on Monday that it is expecting to […]

Brown Signs Smartphone Kill Switch Into Law

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that will mandate all smartphones to come with a kill switch by July 2015. The law’s goal is to curb smartphone thefts. Lawmakers believe that allowing smartphones owners to render their device unusable after it is stolen will reduce the appeal to thieves, who won’t be able to […]

NAB Sues FCC Over Reverse Auction Rules

The National Association of Broadcasters today asked a U.S. Court of Appeals to help it challenge some of the rules set by the FCC for the forthcoming reverse spectrum auction. The NAB contends the rules adopted by the FCC don’t follow the guidelines set by congress strictly enough and will result in harm to the […]

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