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After the announcement earlier this week that the FCC commissioners were reviewing and set to vote on deal that would grant regulatory approval to the merger of AT&T and DirecTV, the agency made it official this afternoon by giving its conditiona...

Since the founding of the Internet, the US Government has had ultimate oversight over its critical institutions. There was a conference in Brazil pushing to end that, and replace the US with the UN or some 'multilateral' system, creating a power vacu...

Two colds in two weeks thanks to tourists rushing into DC. Let's catch up with the stories of the week and hope that next week I'm doing better. The rush is on to grease the skids in DC to preserve the winners-and-losers-picking rules that exempt wea...

Filed under: Company News, U.S. Government, Telecommunications, Scandals and Lawsuits Ted S. Warren/APT-Mobile CEO John Legere speaks at an event in Seattle, June 2014. By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON -- T-Mobile US (TMUS) will pay $17.5 million to set...

As I sit here at nearly 1am, I fear I may be getting my second cold, 7 days from the previous one. I blame tourists. Clarence Thomas once wrote something very true about regulation, and the ever-growing power of unaccountable regulators: "We seem to...

 Battery life is one of the most vexing problems in mobile tech. Indeed, Smartphone users consistently rate battery life as their No. 1 gripe. Consumers want better batteries, not wearables. So Apple’s recent announcement isn’t that...

AT&T and DirecTV are still hoping their mega-merger is on track for approval. While they wait, the FCC has been asking them to clarify some of their earlier statements about why this deal is a good idea for the public. And buried in those new ans...