FCC Says Free Wireless Plans Won't Screw Up T-Mobile's 3G

Trying to add a silver lining to your undoubtedly dismal economic future, the FCC has struck down T-Mobile's complaints that the agency's scheme to offer free wireless to lower-income peoples » 10/13/08 10:52pm 10/13/08 10:52pm will interfere with established 3G networks. In an engineering report, the agency claimed that there would be no “significant…

FCC Planning New Spectrum Auction With Free Broadband for All

It looks like the FCC is taking up Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's dopey scheme to deliver internet to the masses with another spectrum auction that would require the winner to offer free broadband to half of the US within four years, and 95 percent sometime after that. A nearly impossible task, on top of being silly in… » 5/24/08 4:30pm 5/24/08 4:30pm

All Systems Go: 700MHz Auction Rules and Bidders Stamped in Stone

I know I'm a geek because I'm almost as giddy for this as I am for MacWorld: The rules and bidders (214 of 'em) for 700Mhz spectrum auction, which starts on Jan. 24, have been finalized. No surprises here—the heavies like AT&T, Verizon and Google have their shit in order and the C block fireworks look good to go. [Ars] » 1/15/08 11:49am 1/15/08 11:49am

Afternoon News: Boffins Galore, Spectrum Auction, Rock, Paper, Scissors…

• Joining the other boffins we've discussed today is this Indian boffin, who invented a flying carpet by attaching a powerful motor to a thin sheet of fabric. By the way, we have not used the word "boffin" on this site since 2004. Boffin! [Wired]
• The FCC announced the participants in the 700MHz spectrum auction. If… » 12/19/07 3:59pm 12/19/07 3:59pm