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The FCC wants to kill off hidden phone fees

The FCC wants to kill off hidden phone fees

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to prevent the telecom industry from charging its customers with unauthorized or hidden fees on their monthly bills (also known as cramming). FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said the agency would consider a proposal to…

FCC approves WiFi on steroids, aka super WiFi

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted unanimously (five to nil) in favor of using unlicensed whitespace airwaves for what it calls "WiFi on steroids" or "super WiFi." The opening of these unused television airwaves for mobile broadband should…

FCC approves Samsung SCH-R900, first LTE phone

The Federal Communications Commission has just approved what appears to be the very first Long Term Evolution (LTE) handset. The Samsung manufactured device, known as SCH-r900, supports 1700MHz/1900MHz bands for both LTE and EV-DO connectivity and is set to debut…