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Josh Smith

Data

FCC gives DISH permission for cellular network

The commission voted to require DISH to restrict the use of some of its airwaves so it doesn't interfere with the neighboring spectrum.

Data

Verizon: Free speech at heart of net-neutrality case

Telecom says compares carriers to newspapers in case.

Cybersecurity

Software execs plugging into Congress, agencies during annual strategy summit

Executives want U.S. officials to use trade negotiations to ensure that markets are open and that countries respect IP rights.

IT Modernization

FCC circulates proposals to repurpose, auction spectrum

The most-watched proposals circulating at the agency involve a swath of spectrum that Dish Network wants to use to build a network.

CIO Briefing

Finding unified voice proves elusive for tech-industry groups

Efforts to consolidate are "100 percent dead," officials say.

Cybersecurity

McConnell open to revisiting cybersecurity bill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says December is a possible time for discussion.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity bill falls short in Senate, again

Lack of action sets stage for an executive order implementing new policies.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity bill’s outlook still bleak

Bill had failed to advance in the Senate in August.

CIO Briefing

Officials: Competition, commercial agreements should govern Internet

UN control has some worried about the future of telecommunications.

CIO Briefing

Natural disasters become battlegrounds in spectrum fight

Both broadcasters and wireless companies are quick to insist that they’re not interested in exploiting disasters for political and commercial gain.

CIO Briefing

Health care group puts focus on current cybersecurity efforts

Congress is expected to revisit cybersecurity legislation before the end of the year and the White House is considering an executive order on the issue.

IT Modernization

FCC: Communications outages could get worse

Post-Sandy flooding will likely impede restoration efforts.

IT Modernization

Internet, phone companies brace for Hurricane Sandy

High winds, rain and possible power outages have the potential to play havoc on networks

IT Modernization

Survey: Campaign contributors stick to traditional tools

In person, phone and mail still the top ways to donate over e-mail and text.

IT Modernization

FCC: 'Bill shock' plan on track to reduce surprise charges

The plan would make telecoms provide their customers with alerts when they approach or exceed plan limits.