Wireless

A coalition of civil rights, consumer, and labor organizations are calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to investigate misleading advertisements and abusive debt collection practices at T-Mobile.

Data from wireless analyst Chetan Sharma shows that the U.S. wireless market is saturated with fully 81 percent of the population using a smartphone, revealing an important trend in the wireless sector: growth for wireless companies is going to come from new services, not from adding new subscribers.
According to the most recent report from the CDC, more than 47 percent of American homes have only wireless telephones for voice service, an increase of 3.4 percent since 2014.
This disruption of the cable bundle is prompting important questions about the future of video services: are these plans precursors of new models for financing network investment and what will it all mean for consumer choice?
AFA-CWA met with FCC officials to oppose a proposal that would allow cell phone calls on airline flights, arguing that in-flight cell phone calls would be disruptive and enhance terrorist and cyber-warfare capabilities.
The company is taking an integrated approach to changes in the video marketplace. In a recent statement to its investors, AT&T outlined its plans and expectations for broadband expansion over the next three years.
The auction rules carefully balance multiple congressional objectives to encourage broadcaster participation, maximize auction revenue, conduct a fair and open auction, and promote competition.
Both AT&T and Verizon are moving further into the wireless video streaming sector as viewing preferences change.
With its $4.4 billion deal to buy AOL, Verizon hopes to benefit from the potentially lucrative ad market on wireless devices -- but privacy advocates have concerns.
CWA and the NAACP urge the FCC to deny DISH Network's $3.3 billion manipulation of Commission rules.