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.
Vonage Holdings Corp. today won the right to directly access telephone numbers for assignment to its customers, as U.S. regulators study allowing other voice-over- Internet companies to also bypass middlemen who supply numbers.
Dish Network Corp., which made a counter-bid for Sprint Nextel Corp. this week, asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to defer action on Softbank Corp.’s offer while the mobile provider decides which to accept.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission may seek to approve, without holding a vote, Deutsche Telekom AG’s proposal to combine its T-Mobile USA unit with MetroPCS Communications Inc., a deal critic said.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau said it reached a consent decree with Verizon Wireless, including a record $25 million payment to the U.S. Treasury, regarding “mystery fees” the company charged its customers over the last several years.