FCC Fines Company $51 Million For Ripping Off Lifeline Program

The FCC’s Lifeline program, which provides subsidized phone and wireless service for the poor, was created by the Reagan administration in 1985 and expanded by Bush in 2005. The problem is that for around twenty years the FCC did a relatively awful job tracking how Lifeline funding was spent, which let both carriers and recipients…

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Comcast Job Listings Hint at Wireless Plans

Comcast has been working on a wireless product for a while, recently reaching out to Verizon to rework a 2011 spectrum-sharing deal. Such a deal could involve Comcast offering a Wi-Fi focused wireless service that leans heavily on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. But company executives have also indicated that they plan to bid at the…

T-Mobile

Deutsche Telekom Wants to Duplicate T-Mobile Success Overseas

Just a few years ago, T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom wanted nothing to do with the U.S. wireless market, and was talking to numerous companies about a potential sale. But with regulators blocking any such deals, and T-Mobile’s pro-consumer “uncarrier” marketing moves now paying out huge dividends, the German company is changing its tune. In fact,…

Verizon

Verizon Workers Set Hard Wednesday Strike Deadline

Verizon may be facing a strike among union workers, according to new statements by the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Verizon’s union workers haven’t been able to negotiate a new deal with Verizon since their original contract expired last summer. As such the CWA has issued an announcement saying they’re setting a hard strike deadline…