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Report: Tom Wheeler to be Nominated FCC Chair

President Barack Obama intends to nominate Tom Wheeler, a former head of trade associations representing the wireless and cable industries, to the chairman post at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Bloomberg reports. Todd Shields and Julianna Goldman write Mignon Clyburn, the commission’s senior Democrat, is serving as the agency’s chairwoman …

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Report: Julius Genachowski Leaving FCC

Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will announce Friday he is stepping down after four years at the helm, the Wall Street Journal reports. Danny Yadron reports Tom Wheeler, a former head of the National Cable Television Association and the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, is among those being …

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FCC’s Ajit Pai Proposes New FCC IP Task Force

Ajit Pai, a Federal Communications Commissioner, wants the FCC to start a task force on moving U.S. communications infrastructure from copper telephone wires to Internet-based technology, GovExec reports. According to Juliana Gruenwald‘s report, Pai said at a technology forum Tuesday the IP Transition Task Force could help update the agency’s …

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FCC Medical Device Spectrum Plan In The Works

The Federal Communications Commissions plans to allocate spectrum so healthcare providers can operate wireless medical monitoring devices for mobile patient care, Adam Mazmanian reports for National Journal. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said at a George Washington University Hospital event last week that the FCC will decide on the plan at …

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Columbia Professor Henning Schulzrinne FCC’s New CTO

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has appointed Columbia University professor Henning Schulzrinne as the agency’s new chief technology officer according to an agency announcement Monday. At Columbia, Schulzrinne is Julian Clarence Levi Professor of mathematical methods and computer science and a professor of engineering at the university’s Fu Foundation School …

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FCC Launching Cybersecurity Tool for Small Businesses

In wake of a Symantec and National Cyber Security Alliance survey on cybersecurity practices of small businesses, the Federal Communications Commission announced it will launch a tool to help prevent attacks. The “Small Biz Cyber Planner” will help each individual company develop their own plan by answering questions such as, …

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LightSquared Threatens Court Date if FCC Blocks Network

LightSquared, the Reston, Va.-based company that has proposed to build a national broadband wireless network, said Monday it may take legal action if the Federal Communications Commission denies it permission to build the network. The FCC has said it will not approve the LightSquared network unless well-documented GPS interference problems …

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FCC Seeking Public Comment on 911 Texts, Photos

The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to seek public comment on ways to enable the country’s 911 system to receive text messages, pictures and videos. The 911 system only supports voice calls, but text and multimedia messaging has become commonplace. During the open hearing, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski referenced the …

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FCC to Probe Cell Phone Problems After Quake

The Federal Communications Commission will investigate reports that some wireless calls to 911 could not get through because of congestion on cell networks after Tuesday’s East Coast earthquake. Broadcasting & Cable reports FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has directed the agency’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau to collaborate with wireless …

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