Category Archives: Licensing

According to the FCC, individual tv and radio station license holders are responsible for the selections of what they broadcast and in the determination of how their stations are able to best serve the communities they provide services to.

FCC Chairman Gives Verizon-SpectrumCo Deals Approval, With Restrictions

After FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski issued a statement urging the rest of the commissioners to approve Verizon Wireless’ $3.9 billion purchase of nationwide AWS spectrum from the SpectrumCo consortium of cable companies, with significant restrictions and limitations on the potentially … Continue reading

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Verizon Silences T-Mobile: Wireless Industry Consolidation and Cross-Industry Collusion — Verizon Wireless, Comcast and T-Mobile

As cable giant Comcast agrees to settle charges with the FCC for violating the terms of its merger with NBC-Universal, Verizon Wireless gets a tip of the hat from the commission for agreeing to sell portions of spectrum licenses to … Continue reading

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FCC Plays Politics, Orders TV Stations To Publish Ad Rates Online

TV political advertising data, available to the public at TV stations and at the Federal Communications Commission, will now be available online — much to the chagrin of TV stations. In an effort to secure easier public access and to … Continue reading

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Spectrum Auction Bill Advances In House

A Republican-backed payroll tax and jobs bill with TV spectrum auction language attached won House passage last night. But many hurdles still stand in the way of it becoming law. President Obama has said he would veto the legislation as … Continue reading

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What is taking the Apple competitors so long to come at par with it?

Apple has always maintained its position as the ruler in the producers of the finest technologies. From iPod MP3 players to the latest iPad, it has shown its competitors that it’s not going down, now or never. The Apple computers have always reigned in the minds and hearts of the consumers and so it has always stayed on top. Continue reading

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Verizon iPhone 4 – it is official – FCC

Well, it is finally official. Verizon announced today a CDMA/EVDO version of the

iPhone 4. The device will be using Verizon’s CDMA/EVDO network but it is not

compatible with its LTE4G network.

Verizon subscribers will be able to score the gadget for $200 for the 16GB and $300

for the 32GB versions with a two year contract. Verizon had also announced that the

iPhone available with them has changes necessary to comply with its network and

improvements of the of the iPhone 4’s antenna. Continue reading

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FCC and air planes . . . the missing link

Doubtless, most of the FCC licenses are subject to those who are looking for commercial use; however, there are some that are meant for individual users. We can easily demarcate them by stating that any kind of usage of ultra-high frequency (UHF) require license whereas; the usage of very high frequency (VHF) over 250 at more than 250 watts also asks for a license. Continue reading

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Verizon failed to port my number after request – twice

How do I file a formal complaint against Verizon for failure to port a number from Vonage after two separate attempts?  Initially I tried online and they prohibited it.  Then I contacted their 866 # and they said that Vonage was … Continue reading

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FCC chairman seeks conditions on Comcast, NBC deal

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing regulatory conditions to ensure that cable TV giant Comcast Corp. cannot stifle competition in the video market once it takes control of NBC Universal.

The conditions laid out Thursday by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski are intended to guarantee that satellite providers and other rival television services can still carry marquee NBC programming and that new Internet video distributors can get the content they need to grow and compete. Continue reading

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Careers in aviation

Who is that in the field of aviation? To answer the question, Federal Communication Commission has come up with an idea which might seem quite absurd at first. The idea is this that one who claims to be an expert in the field of aviation should have a license from FCC. The idea is not that weird as one goes into detail. The reason being, FCC is supposed to regulate electronic communications of all sorts, which definitely includes radars and radios of the modern air crafts.
Now the next question for an interested and potent candidate is how to get it. Having attained the primary practical prerequisite of getting employed as technician in avionics and get graduation degree, a few steps follow. Continue reading

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