Category: Telecom and Technology

The FCC’s Reallocation of Spectrum for Advanced Vehicle Communications

Recently, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) seeking ways to promote vehicle safety communications and unlicensed uses in the 5.9 GHz band.  That band was originally allocated for vehicle safety communications but has not been widely used. By way of background, some two decades ago, the Commission allocated the 5.9 GHz band […]

Recent Developments at the FCC

The FCC adopted the following items at its meeting on February 22, 2018. FCC Proposes to Eliminate Requirement to File EEO Mid-Term Reports The FCC issued  a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) at its Feb. 22 meeting proposing to eliminate the requirement for broadcast stations to file Form 397 mid-term reports.  The Rules currently require […]

FCC Approves “Power-at-a Distance” Wireless Charging

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently approved a wireless charger for small devices such as smartphones, tablets, and watches.  The device, named WattUP®, was developed by Energous Corp.  Martin Cooper, who is generally recognized as the inventor of the cell phone and is one of the company’s directors, recently said, “[t]his ground-breaking technology allows users […]

Amazon’s New “Key” Delivery System: A Threat to Consumer Rights?

Amazon has launched its new “Amazon Key” delivery system which enables packages to be delivered inside of consumer homes. The system provides convenience for consumers, yet it also raises important privacy and security concerns. By accepting the “Key” system, consumers surrender their right to take legal action against Amazon in the courts, agreeing instead to […]