Content tagged with Government
posted in December 2008
China Approves 3G Licenses
News  |  12/31/2008  | 
The rollout could lead to big business for the likes of Alcatel-Lucent and Motorola, but questions remain about which companies will get 3G contracts.
FCC Could Drop Filtering For Free Internet Plan
News  |  12/30/2008  | 
In hopes of getting free wireless broadband passed before he's replaced, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said the winner of the AWS-3 spectrum wouldn't have to filter adult content.
RIM Takes Motorola To Court Over Jobs
News  |  12/29/2008  | 
Motorola is trying to keep the BlackBerry maker from hiring fired or soon-to-be fired employees, RIM said in a lawsuit.
Congressman Says Funds Needed For Digital TV Converters, Call Centers
News  |  12/29/2008  | 
A government agency is projecting a shortage of coupons for analog-to-digital converter boxes.
AT&T, Verizon Finalize Asset Swap
News  |  12/23/2008  | 
The swap, which stems from the acquisitions of rural carriers, will improve AT&T's voice and data coverage in several states.
Space Station Crew Completes Overnight Spacewalk
News  |  12/23/2008  | 
An astronaut and a cosmonaut successfully performed a series of tasks outside the station.
Minneapolis' Wi-Fi Municipal Network Hits A Bump -- Its Parks Department
News  |  12/22/2008  | 
A permitting glitch is preventing people who live near the city's lakes from accessing the muni Wi-Fi network.
Free Wireless Broadband Still Available?
News  |  12/19/2008  | 
Two congressmen have found a technicality in the morass of FCC rules and regulations that pertain to the auctioning of the AWS-3 spectrum, which resides in the 2,155- to 2,180-MHz band.
Cable Industry Keeping Quiet Before Digital TV Switch
News  |  12/19/2008  | 
The group's trade association said it will cease moving analog channels to digital channels for the next three months and let consumers concentrate on the Feb. 17 deadline.
Life On Mars Looks More Likely
News  |  12/19/2008  | 
NASA's next mission to Mars, the Mars Science Laboratory rover, could help determine once and for all whether life existed on Mars, or continues to do so.
Apple Sued Over Apple TV
News  |  12/18/2008  | 
EZ4Media's lawsuit alleges that Apple TV, Airport Express, and Apple Macintosh personal computers infringe four of its patents.
U.S. Scrambles To Avoid TV Converter Box Fiasco
News  |  12/17/2008  | 
In addition to coupons, DTV Assistance Centers are opening in seven cities with low numbers of digital convertor-box coupon redemptions and high numbers of over-the-air television viewers.
FCC Reform Expected On Obama's Agenda
News  |  12/16/2008  | 
Key industry players and public interest groups will discuss proposed FCC reforms in managing spectrum, net neutrality, and media ownership at a January conference.
Free Internet In Limbo As FCC Chairman Cancels Vote
News  |  12/15/2008  | 
The proposal would have helped established a nationwide license in the 2,155-MHz to 2,180-MHz band, of which 25% would have been set aside for free Internet access.
eBay Lists Obama's Old Car
News  |  12/12/2008  | 
The car's owner has received more than 20 bids for the blue 2005 Chrysler 300C that once belonged to the president-elect. The high bid has reached $119,999.
White House Opposes FCC Free Wireless Network Plan
News  |  12/11/2008  | 
Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez reveals President Bush's resistance to an auction of 25 megahertz of spectrum in the 2,155- to 2,180-MHz band.
Hubble Finds Life-Sustaining Compounds On Planet
News  |  12/11/2008  | 
Detection of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide could be evidence of life on the far-away planet, a NASA scientist said.
Sprint To Pay $17.5 Million For Early Termination Fees
News  |  12/10/2008  | 
The company has secured preliminary court approval for a settlement regarding early termination fees, and it may help the carrier dodge larger class-action suits.
Internet Group Wants Broadband In Every Pot
News  |  12/5/2008  | plans to host nationwide discussions and send public input to President-elect Obama for inclusion in a national broadband strategy.
NASA's Mars Rover Mission Delayed Until 2011
News  |  12/5/2008  | 
The space agency said this week that it must redesign systems and wait for the right planetary alignment.
Ex-WorldCom CEO Bernie Ebbers Seeks Presidential Pardon
News  |  12/4/2008  | 
Ten years later, other tech-bubble figures also continue to fight their convictions.
Eliot Spitzer To Write On Economic Wrongdoing At Slate
News  |  12/4/2008  | 
In his debut column, the former New York attorney general and governor said the government bailouts of large financial services firms may be counterproductive.
Government Using BI Software To Measure Public Diplomacy
News  |  12/3/2008  | 
A State Department pilot project using Business Objects' planning and budgeting software aims to prove that overseas anti-Americanism-reduction programs are working.
Employees Suing Sprint Over Commission Snafu
News  |  12/2/2008  | 
The wireless carrier is facing a class-action lawsuit over allegations that it shafted employees of commissions totaling more than $5 million.
San Francisco Mayor Turns To YouTube For State Of The City Speech
News  |  12/2/2008  | 
In the great tradition of the long-winded politician, Mayor Gavin Newsom's annual address exceeds seven hours of online video.
As Endeavour Lands, NASA Preps For Next Shuttle Mission
News  |  12/1/2008  | 
The space shuttle Endeavour touched down safely in California Sunday after a 16-day trip of more than 6.6 million miles.

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