Posts Tagged ‘Federal Government’

 

Harper government, telcos trade barbs over Verizon's possible entry into Canada

Industry Minister James Moore is fighting back against Canada's major telcos calling their latest campaign "dishonest" and "misleading." At issue is the federal government's policy government's policy which aims for greater competition and liberalized investment in the wireless industry. Specifically, Continue reading

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Ottawa sends ‘clear signal’ to wireless industry after killing Mobilicity-Telus deal

The federal government said its decision on Tuesday to block a proposed deal to sell struggling upstart company Mobilicity to Telus Corp. for $380 million sends a "clear signal" to the wireless industry that Ottawa will not tolerate any arrangements resulting in an unfair marketplace.

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FCC proposes public WiFi networks

WASHINGTON - The federal government wants to create super WiFi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month.

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Tech, telecom giants take sides as FCC proposes large public WiFi networks

The federal government wants to create super WiFi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month. Read full article >>

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Amber Alert pushed via wireless device

The Amber Alert issued this week for an 11-month-old that was taken by his father was being pushed Tuesday by way of a new program from the wireless industry and the federal government.

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WEATHER: Extreme-weather text alerts set to begin

Wireless carriers and the federal government are launching a system to automatically warn people of dangerous weather and other emergencies via a special type of text messaging to cellphones.

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Government finds airwaves for possible wireless data

New York— The federal government wants to alleviate data congestion on smartphones and other mobile devices by asking the Defense Department, NASA and other agencies to switch to new locations on the airwaves or share their existing frequencies with commercial networks.

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T-Mobile asks FCC to block Verizon-cable deal

T-Mobile USA, which just had its acquisition by AT&T blocked by regulators, is urging the federal government to block another deal in the wireless world: Verizon's planned purchase spectrum from cable companies for $3.9 billion.

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Private agency paid to monitor protest groups

The federal government has outsourced law enforcement surveillance of environmental and other protest groups, with a key monitoring service operating from an inconspicuous Melbourne apartment block.

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Private agency paid to monitor protest groups

THE federal government has outsourced law enforcement surveillance of environmental and other protest groups, with a key monitoring service operating from an inconspicuous Melbourne apartment block.

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