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October 9, 2009 by

Lawmakers to FCC: Time for a closer look at Google Voice

There's been yet another twist in the ongoing drama surrounding Google, AT&T and the FCC.Washington lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have asked the FCC to launch a formal investigation of Google Voice, specifically Google's blocking of calls to certain rural exchanges, according to a Reuters report.

September 26, 2009 by

AT&T complains about Google Voice to FCC

According to AT&T, Google isn't playing by the rules with Google Voice -- they are rejecting outbound calls to some rural areas to reduce their access expenses. Google says that these numbers are typically used for things like sex chat lines.

September 25, 2009 by

AT&T cries foul to FCC, uses Google Voice to spark Net Neutrality debate

There's a Net Neutrality battle going on and AT&T has put a double-edged sword at the feet of the FCC - and Google's name is written all over it.AT&T sent a letter to the FCC today, asking the regulatory agency to look into the practices of Google Voice, specifically its refusal to connect calls to certain numbers - such as adult chat lines - because they charge excessive fees.

September 18, 2009 by

Was Apple a "Liar Liar" to the FCC about the Google Voice app?

If this were a schoolyard, Apple would be that kid that everyone is pointing to and chanting "Liar, liar, pants on fire."Word is spreading fast that Apple did, in fact, reject the Google Voice app for its iPhone earlier this year, even though the company said in a statement filed with the FCC in July that, contrary to media reports, it had not yet officially rejected the app.

August 18, 2008 by

With FCC testing due soon, Google pushes white spaces

Google launched Free the Airwaves, a public advocacy site dedicated to pushing for what product manager Minnie Ingersoll calls "Wi-Fi on Steroids," meaning TV white spaces.Google and numerous other high-tech companies are pushing for the FCC to allow unlicensed use of the white spaces, much as with 802.

January 31, 2008 by

Google wins 700mhz FCC auction

Of course there is no way yet to say if Google is the current high bidder, but we do know for sure that Google has won. The auction has now surpassed the reserve price of $4.

July 10, 2007 by

FCC draft rules may mean Google will buy up spectrum in 2008 auction

In what looks like some sort of victory for Net Neutrality, the FCC is poised to adopt Google's call for open access on part of the 700 MHz spectrum scheduled to be auctioned off next year, Dow Jones reports. As broadcast television moves to digital broadcast, the long-distance 700 MHz spectrum is being freed up and auctioned off.


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