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Sens. Snowe, Warner Propose All Fed Buildings Get Wi-Fi

A new bill proposed by Sens. Olympia Snow (R-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) would require all federal buildings to install small wireless base stations to free up space on overtaxed cellphone networks, according to a report in The Hill. The Federal Wi-Net Act, introduced Friday, directs all publicly accessible federal …

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Key Staff Changes at FCC

The game of musical chairs at the Federal Communications Commission continued this week as FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced key staff changes. First up, Genachowski named Sarah Whitesell to the media bureau as deputy chief. In Whitesell’s new role, she will take the lead in helping to create the bureau’s …

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Can You Hear Me Now? FCC Debuts New Phone Bill Proposals

The Federal Communications Commission’s newest initiative doesn’t involve making phone calls clearer; it’s about making phone bills themselves easier to understand. FCC voted Thursday to move forward on its proposal to limit “bill shock,” a term for surprising, often hidden, or unknown charges customers discover on their monthly phone bills, …

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