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Federal court slaps Verizon: Upholds FCC data roaming regulations

Federal court slaps Verizon: Upholds FCC data roaming regulations

Wireless carrier Verizon Wireless had previously argued that FCC regulations on data roaming imposed traditional landline telephone obligations on data services illegally. The FCC regulations stipulated that Verizon and its competitors had to offer data roaming to their competitors on a nondiscriminatory basis. Verizon Wireless took the FCC to a federal appeals court trying to have the regulations overturned.

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Netgear NeoTV Prime Google TV box leaks

Netgear NeoTV Prime Google TV box leaks

The surreptitious rise of next-gen Google TV boxes continues, with the Netgear NeoTV Prime GTV100 following ASUS' Qube in slipping through the FCC and then into the wild courtesy of some leaked prototype shots. The NeoTV Prime is a compact STB with a dual-sided remote, offering a touchpad and streaming media shortcuts on one side, and a QWERTY thumb-board on the reverse.

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FCC considers making carriers report their disaster performance quality

FCC considers making carriers report their disaster performance quality

In light of Hurricane Sandy and other recent natural disasters, the FCC is considering having carriers provide information on how well their networks performed in a disaster. The requirement would only concern major natural disasters, and will provide consumers with relevant information, such as how their carrier performed compared with other carriers. The issue is one of several slated for discussion during several hearings the FCC has scheduled throughout 2013.

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Stolen cellphone database goes live in the US

Stolen cellphone database goes live in the US

Cell phones, smartphones in particular, have this unfortunate combination of high cost and ease-of-theft. Once a cell phone is snatched, it can easily be used by swapping out the SIM card with a new one, at which point identifying the phone as stolen becomes all but impossible. To help curb this problem, a database of stolen cell phones has been launched in the U.S.

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