Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai said the midterm election results have not changed his plans to remain at the helm of the FCC. "I fully plan and expect to serve as the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission for the next two years," Pai said.
The Federal Communications Commission's 28 GHz spectrum auction attracted $7,033,380 in additional bids during its fourth round on Thursday. Currently, buyers have met the minimum bids for 2,093 licenses, and bids have totaled $47,759,960.
T-Mobile's acquisition of Sprint could be finalized by 2019's first quarter, reported Chief Financial Officer J. Braxton Carter. Department of Justice depositions must still be completed, but those will be finished "in a few weeks," Carter said.
US smartphone users could see better location services now that the Federal Communications Commission has allowed phones to contact foreign satellites. The decision clears the way for device makers to enable a connection between their smartphones and Galileo, a satellite constellation created by the EU.
The National Radio Hall of Fame inducted 11 industry luminaries at an event in New York this week. New members include Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Mark Levin and trailblazing "Sports Babe" Nanci Donnellan.
In the wake of a damning New York Times report about Facebook's failure to deal with the abuse of its platform and tolerance of toxic content, advertisers are expressing distrust in the social media giant. Some lawmakers and observers are calling for new regulations on Facebook and social media in general to address election meddling and other problems.
CenturyLink is touting its Threat Research Labs for putting a lid on cyberattacks, citing its success fighting the Mylobot botnot. Mylobot can elude detection by endpoint cybersecurity software and release additional malware after staying inactive for two weeks.
Telefonica has joined with IBM to deploy blockchain technology to boost the quality of the data in routing overseas calls. Telefonica said the technology would allow other providers to join its network without regard for its hardware platform.
Comcast is addressing holiday package theft by adding features to its Xfinity Home security cameras, such as motion filters and artificial intelligence with extra zoom capabilities. The company hopes the security additions will assist law enforcement with investigating holiday theft, which last year affected 1 in 4 people, a Wakefield Research report shows.