White space spectrum: What it is, and what it isn’t

The Federal Communications Commission has no grand plan to deploy free Wi-Fi networks across the country. But those recent reports have highlighted the “white space” spectrum that could have a major impact in the mobile industry in the coming years.

FCC set to release more spectrum to feed our need for Wi-Fi

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski is opening a proceeding to clear 195 MHz of new 5 GHz spectrum for Wi-Fi use. The allocation would be the biggest bonanza of new unlicensed airwaves since 2003 and would help bring about new gigabit wireless technologies.

Court sides with FCC over Verizon in fight over data roaming

Verizon Wireless challenged the FCC’s requirements that it make its data networks available to any competitor through roaming agreements, but in a appeals court decision on Tuesday, the commission prevailed. The unanimous vote means Verizon’s 3G and 4G networks remain open.

Dish will get its 4G network, but there’s a catch

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski wants to grant Dish’s wish for an LTE network, but he’s attached a few caveats. He proposes that Dish rein its network, and the satellite provider is none too pleased.