Head-up displays are about to become mainstream; TV airwaves are about to make room for mobile data instead; and implanted wireless technology offers freedom from paralysis.
The agency has heard from the public and has seen the new realities of wireless access for consumers. Now it must decide on a course of action.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler tells industry not to expect a free ride on any of the major issues his agency is now considering, including megamergers, Net neutrality, and the upcoming incentive wireless auction.
Daniel Mead says he was blindsided by the FCC's letter last week that berated the company over its network management policy. He defends the policy while making the case for continued lax regulations.
The government agency looks to open up the airwaves by allowing for civilians to hop on spectrum currently reserved for the Defense Department.
FCC head calls truly high-speed Net access a modern-day essential but says most Americans "have no competitive choice," a position that could perturb Comcast and AT&T.
The settlement involves an investigation into what the Federal Communications Commission says is an "unacceptable use" of customers' personal info for marketing.
Deal for prepaid wireless provider includes pledges of spectrum divestiture and feature phone trade-in programs for certain customers.
The wireless carrier's argument that "all the kids do it" isn't good enough, the official says in a press conference.
FCC's Tom Wheeler says in a letter he's "deeply troubled" by Verizon's move to single out unlimited data customers, which could slow their access to the Internet.