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Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in November 2008
Down To Business: Google's Schmidt: An Economic Solution Is Within Our Grasp
Commentary  |  11/26/2008  | 
He calls for bold government-supported R&D and infrastructure programs, starting with energy and extending to other tech sectors. But how far should the government reach -- and meddle?
Cell Phones As Wallets One Step Closer
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
The GSM Association called for most mainstream cell phones to have NFC technology, which paves the way for phones to be used as contactless payment devices.
Verizon-Alltel Merger Nearly Done, U.S. Cellular Next?
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
The sixth largest cell phone provider has 6.2 million subscribers and uses the same CDMA infrastructure utilized by Verizon and Alltel, making an acquisition relatively easy.
Green Hills Software Integrity: A Secure OS At Last
Commentary  |  11/18/2008  | 
Green Hills Software Integrity 178B operating system is the first, and only, certified Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 6+ operating system on the market. Green Hills Software uses Integrity as the basis for a secure PC operating system called Integrity PC and includes Padded Cell Virtualization, a secure hypervisor running within Integrity PC. Integrity Global Security LLC has been formed as a subsidiary of Green Hills Software to market Integrity PC. Integrity PC is provably se
CTIA Drops Open Requirement Lawsuits
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
The wireless industry group had been suing to see if the FCC had the authority to require open access on the C block 700-MHz spectrum.
VoiceCon Review: IT, Communications Can Help Weather Economic Storm
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
Unified communications, Microsoft, videoconferencing, cost savings, and the slowing economy dominated industry leaders' conversations in San Francisco this week.
Survey Says: Compliance Drives E-Mail Archiving
Commentary  |  11/13/2008  | 
A new survey from Barracuda shows compliance is the most important reason to archive mail, but not the only driver.
Clearwire Prepares For Nationwide WiMax Launch
News  |  11/11/2008  | 
The company and its partners have been testing a mobile WiMax deployment in Portland, Ore., and are preparing to go live with that network early next year.
Google Co-Founder Larry Page Giddy For White Spaces
News  |  11/6/2008  | 
The technical executive of the search engine said utilizing white spaces is good for the country, and it could increase the company's revenue by as much as 30%.
FairPoint Directors Support CEO, But Prepare His Exit
News  |  11/6/2008  | 
Eugene Johnson has indicated his desire to retire after the company successfully completes the systems transition of its newly acquired northern New England business.
Sprint Facing $1.2 Billion Class-Action Lawsuit
News  |  11/5/2008  | 
The suit claims that the company's early termination fees violate laws in several states as well as the Federal Communications Act.
MetroPCS Reports Increased Revenue, Subscribers
News  |  11/5/2008  | 
The regional carrier's third-quarter report said it now has more than 5 million subscribers and nearly $700 million in revenue.
Obama Tech Policy Plans Eyed By Computer Industry
News  |  11/5/2008  | 
Sun, CompTIA, and other IT leaders weigh in on the president-elect's technology agenda, which includes support for network neutrality and plans to promulgate community broadband.
FCC Approves Sprint-Clearwire Merger, Nationwide WiMax Coming
News  |  11/5/2008  | 
Conditions include commitments by Sprint Nextel to phase out its federal high-cost universal service support and improve emergency 911 calls.
FCC OKs White Spaces, Spells Out Safeguards
News  |  11/5/2008  | 
While the move was promoted by Google, Microsoft, and Motorola and hailed by consumer groups, opponents warn that problems still lurk with the technology.
FCC Approves $28.1 Billion Verizon-Alltel Merger
News  |  11/4/2008  | 
Both firms share the same CDMA infrastructure and are committed to move to Long-Term Evolution in future years.
Motorola Successfully Tests LTE In 700 MHz Spectrum
News  |  11/4/2008  | 
The company said it expects to release mobile products that take advantage of Long-Term Evolution wireless networks as early as next year.
Google Instructs AdSense Publishers How To Block Its Ads
News  |  11/4/2008  | 
The spike in AdSense publishers asking about ad blocking is the result of the expensive, divisive battle over California's Proposition 8.
FCC Delays Tuesday Vote, Prepares For 'White Spaces' Ballot
News  |  11/3/2008  | 
The planned Election Day vote on the universal service fund and major revisions to intercarrier compensation was postponed at the behest of Congress members and telecom execs.
Boeing Ordered To Pay ICO $370 Million In Compensation
News  |  11/3/2008  | 
The ruling could boost wireless magnate Craig McCaw's plan to deliver online mobile video and data virtually anywhere using a combination of cellular-satellite technology.

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