Julius Genachowski

FCC approves AT&T’s nationwide 4G band plan

The compromise plan turns a worthless hunk of airwaves into prime cellular real estate, while protecting neighboring satellite radio from interference. AT&T now just needs to consolidate the remaining 2.3 GHz licenses out there so it can build its new LTE network.

Cable association to FCC: AllVid is DOA

Writing on behalf of the NCTA, former FCC Chairman Michael Powell cited the wide array of TV apps popping up on connected TVs, tablets and mobile devices at this year’s Cable Show were proof that the FCC’s suggested AllVid standard will be unnecessary.

Net Neutrality: The Mobile Takeaway

My colleague Joe Mullin has done a thorough read of the key issues in today’s FCC vote on net neutrality. The bulk of decision-making seemed…

FCC Chairman: Why We Need More Wireless Spectrum

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has come under fire from all sides over his and the FCC’s stance on Net Neutrality. But if there is one bright spot, it has been the recent order to free up under-utilized TV spectrum and use it for broadband.

Why the FCC's Plan to Provide Enough Mobile Spectrum Falls Short

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski today outlined the commission’s plans to create a blueprint for mobile broadband for the next 10 years as part of the National Broadband Plan. But just how effective the FCC can be in freeing up spectrum is far from clear.

Vid-Biz: FCC, Qik, Totlol

Julius Genachowski Confirmed as FCC Chairman; Senate also confirms Robert McDowell for second term; two spots remain open on the five-member commission.…

What Genachowski Will Do At The FCC

It’s now common knowledge that Obama’s pick for FCC head Julius Genachowski went to Harvard Law School with him, was an adviser to two FCC c…

What Genachowski Will Do At The FCC

It’s now common knowledge that Obama pick for FCC head Julius Genachowski went to Harvard Law School with him, was an adviser to two FCC cha…

What the New FCC Chairman Must Do

President-elect Obama will reportedly name Julius Genachowski as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, replacing Kevin Martin. Genachowski will have to work hard to shift the focus away from incumbents telecommunication providers, and to come up with a broadband strategy befitting a country that has long been a technology leader and innovator. Instead of focusing on today’s access technologies of DSL and cable, the new FCC must focus on nurturing future opportunities. We’ve talked to some of our most trusted sources to come up with a detailed technology and broadband task list for the new administration to tackle.