Daniel Eugene Traeger, a former employee of wireless industry giant Verizon Wireless, has entered a guilty plea to the charge of illegally selling phone call records and location information of Verizon customers to a certain private investigator, according to a report published by the Associated Press.
According to Brian Roberts, chief executive officer of Comcast, the company will be officially joining the wireless market in 2017 by leveraging its network of 15 million Wi-Fi hotspots as well as a 5 year old mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement with industry leader Verizon Wireless. The move to partner with the biggest mobile operator in the United States also serves as a means for Comcast to set up a new revenue stream.
The biggest wireless carrier in the United States has just announced that users can now view live football games by way of the NFL Mobile app without having to worry about paying any data fees. Verizon Wireless has officially launched zero rate data via the National Football League’s app, which shows live local and nationally broadcasted matches such as Sunday night games and Monday Night football. The Big Red is making the deal available to postpaid subscribers under the wireless carrier’s LTE network.
Dozens of lawsuits have been filed in numerous states across America, saying that carriers such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T are giving businesses discounts on 911 emergency call services, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.
A week ago, Republican supporters consumed Super Bowl level loads at the Republican National Convention (RNC) held in the city of Cleveland in Ohio. This week, the same thing is likely to happen in the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, where the Democratic National Convention will take place. Wireless carriers, however, are ready to handle all that mobile data.
Reports have indicated that the biggest wireless carrier in America will be the likely buyer of Yahoo! Inc. It is also quite possible that the completion of the acquisition will be made official in the next few days. Of course, the deal will have some significant repercussions. Chief among them will be the end of the Marissa Mayer’s reign as the chief executive officer of Yahoo. During her time as CEO of Yahoo, Mayer had worked to rejuvenate the ailing Yahoo brand, but her tenure was far from being controversy free.
Now that the United States Court of Appeals has upheld the net neutrality rules imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over a year ago, advocates of those rules are demanding that the agency take immediate action in addressing zero rating deals offered by various broadband and wireless companies.
Count this is another win for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in its long time bid to make the information superhighway a fair and open place for every consumer and business entity. Just this week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled to uphold the net neutrality rules established by the FCC more than a year ago.
Regulating bodies in the United States now want to gather more information about how phone makers and wireless carriers go about dealing with security issues in mobile devices. At the same time, the feds want to know why fixes for bugs and vulnerabilities take too darned long be deployed. Indeed, both the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have sent letters of inquiries to more than a dozen firms, collecting data about how mobile manufacturers and network operators handle security updates.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted (3 to 2) to proceed with reforms of special lines. This move by the FCC looks to be beneficial to a couple of major US wireless carriers -- T-Mobile and Sprint -- and may even preempt price hikes in light of the upcoming commercial deployment of 5G networks.