A previous version of this report misidentified the state Rick Boucher represents in the House of Representatives. Boucher represents Virginia.
The bipartisan legislation would require the FCC and NTIA to complete a long-overdue inventory of spectrum licenses, paving the way for reallocations needed for mobile broadband users.
Sens. Olympia Snowe and Bill Nelson are attempting to increase government oversight of commercial text messages with a bill to regulate SMS spam.
While speaking at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski pushes the need for universal broadband and the incentive auctions to make it happen.
Proponents of Net neutrality laws call for a hearing on the issue, arguing reports of peer-to-peer traffic interference support need for rules banning that practice.
After failing, in the previous two Congressional sessions, to pass bills banning new wireless taxes, a bipartisan group of senators and representatives revives the legislation.
The legislation is calling for a five-year halt on new wireless-specific taxes imposed by state or local authorities
Critics question revised proposal from Sen. Jay Rockefeller to let the White House do what it deems necessary to respond to a "cybersecurity emergency."
Committee approves bill authorizing FCC to conduct voluntary incentive auctions aimed at heading off mobile broadband crisis. Bill would also resolve long-standing stalemate over a national public safety network.
Pair of politicos who pushed last year for strict nondiscrimination requirements for broadband operators are looking to federal regulators to help revive their cause.