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  • US senators introduce bill to expand Wi-Fi spectrum

    Two U.S. senators have introduced legislation aimed at expanding the amount of Wi-Fi spectrum available in a band now designated for intelligent vehicle communications, satellite service and amateur radio.

    Written by Grant Gross21 June 14 03:51
  • Senator scraps legislation targeting patent trolls

    Legislation aimed at curbing so-called patent trolls may be dead until 2015 after the chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee pulled the bill off the committee's agenda, citing a lack of consensus.

    Written by Grant Gross22 May 14 04:28
  • Senators want to limit companies' use of student data

    Two U.S. senators want to prohibit companies from sharing students' personal data when advertising their products or services and require that organizations holding student data put data security safeguards in place.

    Written by Grant Gross15 May 14 06:53
  • Senators: Comcast deal could mean higher broadband prices

    The proposed US$45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Comcast would give the company huge market power to determine broadband prices and Internet content, a group of U.S. senators said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross10 April 14 04:32
  • Carriers say they support mobile kill switch effort

    Executives with three U.S. mobile carriers have voiced support for an effort in the U.S. Congress to encourage mobile carriers to offer services to customers that would render smartphones and tablets inoperable if they're stolen.

    Written by Grant Gross26 Feb. 14 18:35
  • US Democratic lawmakers look to restore net neutrality

    A group of Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives to restore net neutrality rules at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

    Written by Grant Gross03 Feb. 14 21:12