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COW

CTIA to FCC: We Need Relief for ‘Two Month Towers’

A Nextel “COW” (l) and a Sprint “COLT” at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Click on the photo to enlarge.

CTIA – THE WIRELESS ASSOCIATION® petitioned the FCC on December 21, 2012 to relax its rules regarding temporary wireless site installations, typically using “COLTS” and “COWS” (“cells on light trucks”, and “cells on . . . → Read More: CTIA to FCC: We Need Relief for ‘Two Month Towers’

6409

FCC Offers “Guidance” on Sec. 6409(a)

Yesterday, January 25th, the FCC released a public notice titled, “WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU OFFERS GUIDANCE ON INTERPRETATION OF SECTION 6409(a) OF THE MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION ACT OF 2012” (DA 12-2047).

As an aside, I note that the Commission did not consult with its own Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, much less advise them . . . → Read More: FCC Offers “Guidance” on Sec. 6409(a)

FCC Shot Clock

U.S. Supreme Court: City of Arlington v. FCC – Audio and Transcript of the Oral Arguments in City of Arlington v. FCC

This post provides both the audio of the hearing as well as the transcript in City of Arlington v. FCC (the Shot Clock case), which was argued before the Supreme Court on January 16, 2013.

I recommend you open the transcript first, then play the audio.

SCOTUS Oral Argument Audio in City of Arlington v. . . . → Read More: U.S. Supreme Court: City of Arlington v. FCC – Audio and Transcript of the Oral Arguments in City of Arlington v. FCC

FCC Shot Clock

U.S. Supreme Court – Transcript of Today’s Oral Arguments in City of Arlington v. FCC

Linked below is the official (subject to review) transcript of today’s Supreme Court hearing in CITY OF ARLINGTON, TEXAS, ET AL., v FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (the “FCC Shot Clock” case).

I’ll link to the audio of the hearing when available.

Jonathan

CLICK HERE TO READ/SAVE THE TRANSCRIPT (73 pages/PDF format)

Clearwire

Clearwire: “You’re Such a Dish!”

Now it gets interesting.

As I previously reported, (Soft)Sprint is trying to buy up the shares of Clearwire not already owned by Sprint. They offered $2.97 per share.

Enter, now, Dish Network with an unsolicited offer to purchase Clearwire at $3.30 per share.

Needless to say, Sprint’s not too impressed with the Dish offer.

Now . . . → Read More: Clearwire: “You’re Such a Dish!”

General

SRT OF OK NW 2 TXT WLE DRVNG N CA

AB 1536, which is effective today, January 1, 2013, changes California law to allow some texting while driving. Texting is allowed if your phone can be used by voice commands, such as using Apple’s iPhone Siri feature. She has powerful friends in Sacramento!

It will be interesting to see how this change to the prior . . . → Read More: SRT OF OK NW 2 TXT WLE DRVNG N CA