Tom Wheeler, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the FCC, agreed to sell holdings of $500,001 to $1 million in both AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. to resolve possible conflicts of interest before taking office.
Technology to help locate wireless callers inside buildings got past objections from General Electric Co., Google Inc. and the E-ZPass Group, who told U.S. regulators that it may interfere with millions of devices.
It’s time to let television viewers buy individual channels rather than being required to pay for bundles of programming, and to end blackouts of sports events in publicly financed stadiums, U.S. Senator John McCain said.
The Federal Communications Commission took a step toward improving Web access for air travelers, voting to write rules to open frequencies for an air-to-ground Internet service proposed by Qualcomm Inc.
Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and former lobbyist, moves toward a U.S. Senate hearing on his nomination to lead the Federal Communications Commission without stated support from the lawmaker who can most sway the process.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said he expects LightSquared Inc. to eventually win approval for using its airwaves, after it was blocked by the regulators on concern they would interfere with global-positioning system signals.
President Barack Obama named Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and former leader of cable and wireless trade groups, to head the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, where he may focus on nurturing mobile technology.