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FCC Mulls Wireless Use

  • Reuters, Tuesday, November 30, 2010 11:55 PM
U.S. telecommunications regulators will vote on proposals to free up more airwaves for commercial wireless use on Tuesday in a meeting that could be overshadowed if plans to act on contentious Internet traffic rules are circulated. At stake is how quickly consumers, particularly those using handheld devices, like Research in Motion Ltd's BlackBerry and Apple Inc's iPhone, can receive and download videos and other content.

Meanwhile, FCC commissioners will vote on Tuesday on ways to find spectrum to make available for wireless broadband use. Without more efficient use of the nation's spectrum, consumers will experience clogged networks, more dropped calls and slower connection speeds on wireless devices.

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