Search for Julius Genachowski and
    1. September 29, 2013

      Julius Genachowski, telecoms and internet expert

      In 2010, Julius Genachowski and his parents visited Auschwitz. “The family of my father, most of them were killed there. It...

    2. May 1, 2013

      Obama eyes former lobbyist as FCC head

      The White House is expected to nominate Tom Wheeler, a former lobbyist and important fundraiser for the president, to head...

    1. April 21, 2013

      US telcos pave way for more mergers

      Blame the iPhone. Since the debut of Apple’s smartphone in 2007, wireless data consumption in the US has mushroomed....

    2. March 22, 2013

      FCC head to step down after years of change

      Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, the main US telecoms regulator, confirmed on Friday...

    3. March 12, 2013

      Regulators back T-Mobile USA’s Metro deal

      T-Mobile USA’s planned reverse takeover of MetroPCS has won approval from regulators, but still faces opposition from two...

    4. January 9, 2013

      FCC to free up additional WiFi spectrum

      The US Federal Communication Commission plans to free up “a significant tranche” of additional spectrum for use by...

    5. November 21, 2012

      Dish wins spectrum approval

      Dish Network, the US satellite TV operator, has moved an important step closer to winning regulatory approval for its plan...

    6. September 8, 2012

      FCC to vote on spectrum auction plans

      The US Federal Communications Commission plans to vote this month on pushing ahead with the sale of unused spectrum owned by...

    7. May 24, 2012

      Scrutiny of Verizon spectrum buy urged

      Herb Kohl, influential chairman of the Senate antitrust subcommittee, has urged regulators to “carefully scrutinise” plans...

    8. May 9, 2012

      Data overload threatens mobile networks

      Back in the early 2000s mobile network operators were clamouring to sign up new subscribers to “unlimited” data plans to...

    9. May 8, 2012

      FCC chairman defends blocking mobile merger

      Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, defended the US government’s decision to block...

    10. February 15, 2012

      FCC drops backing for LightSquared network

      US regulators plan to withdraw permission for LightSquared, the wireless broadband start-up backed by Philip Falcone’s...

    11. December 23, 2011

      AT&T wins approval for spectrum deal

      Just days after AT&T withdrew its $39bn bid for Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA unit, the US telecommunications group has...

    12. December 22, 2011

      US regulator clears path for ‘super Wi-Fi’

      US consumers will have access to a new range of “super Wi-Fi” wireless services next year after the Federal Communications...

    13. November 25, 2011

      Little cheer for AT&T after T-Mobile deal falters

      There was little Thanksgiving cheer for executives working on the $39bn takeover of T-Mobile USA by AT&T, which appeared to...

    14. November 23, 2011

      AT&T takeover of T-Mobile hits regulatory roadblock

      AT&T’s proposed $39bn takeover of Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA suffered a further significant setback after Julius...

    15. October 6, 2011

      FCC proposes US broadband funding plan

      A plan designed to help bring broadband internet access to an additional 18m Americans has been unveiled by Julius...

    16. July 20, 2011

      Key senator calls for block on AT&T deal

      The top Senate Democrat on antitrust issues urged regulators to block AT&T’s proposed $39bn acquisition of Deutsche...

    17. FT Alphaville

      July 13, 2011

      The news gets worse for News

      While you were away from your desk… Now, the statement was released after market close in the US, so we must look to...

    18. July 13, 2011

      US senator calls for News Corp probe

      A prominent US senator has called for an inquiry into News Corp, the first indication that the scandal that hit the media...

    19. April 8, 2011

      Verizon and AT&T told to open networks

      Verizon Wireless and AT&T must allow smaller competitors to use their networks to offer nationwide mobile data and internet...

    20. February 8, 2011

      Chief of FCC calls for internet subsidy

      Subsidies paid to US telephone operators to ensure they provide fixed-line services to low-income and rural customers would...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 18, 2011

      Approval expected for NBCU Comcast

      US regulators will approve Comcast’s purchase of NBC Universal from General Electric and Vivendi as early as Tuesday, people...

    22. January 18, 2011

      Approval expected for NBCU Comcast

      US regulators will approve Comcast’s purchase of NBC Universal from General Electric and Vivendi as early as Tuesday, people...

    23. December 23, 2010

      Conditions set for Comcast’s NBCU bid

      Comcast’s bid to buy control of NBC Universal from GE and Vivendi will be subject to tough but narrowly defined conditions,...

    24. December 22, 2010

      An odd outcome for net neutrality

      Be careful what you wish for. Companies such as Google and Silicon Valley venture capitalists have been pressing for the...

    25. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2010

      US sets rules on web traffic management

      The US Federal Communications Commission has set down its first rules of the road for internet traffic, after a split vote...

    26. FT Alphaville

      December 21, 2010

      US watchdog set to pass ‘net neutrality’ rule

      The US Federal Communications Commission looks set to pass “net neutrality” rules at a meeting on Tuesday after its chairman...

    27. December 21, 2010

      US watchdog set to pass ‘net neutrality’ rule

      The US Federal Communications Commission looks set to pass “net neutrality” rules at a meeting on Tuesday after its chairman...

    28. December 15, 2010

      FCC could shape next phase of smartphones

      It has been around for fewer years than you can count on the fingers of one hand but the open wireless internet already...

    29. December 14, 2010

      Can America Afford FCC Chairman Genachowski?

      President Obama gave an inspiring speech earlier this week, in which he declared: “our generation’s Sputnik moment is...

    30. December 2, 2010

      Internet rules stir Republicans

      The incoming Republican majority’s staunch opposition to a new industry-supported proposal by the Federal Communications...

    31. FT Alphaville

      December 2, 2010

      US watchdog unveils web privacy code

      The FT reports that the US Federal Trade Commission has issued guidelines on internet privacy, calling on industry to let...

    32. December 1, 2010

      US cable groups win ground on net neutrality rules

      The US cable and mobile communications industries have won important concessions from regulators over proposed “net...

    33. FT Tech Hub

      November 18, 2010

      FCC chair faults Google-VZ neutrality deal

      Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski said on Wednesday that a controversial agreement on net...

    34. September 30, 2010

      Congressional ‘net neutrality’ deal falls apart

      Negotiations over “net neutrality” legislation fell apart along partisan lines, prompting calls from a top Democratic...

    35. September 24, 2010

      Vacant TV wavelengths opened for broadband in US

      US regulators have paved the way for new high-speed web connection devices by releasing unused television frequencies for...

    36. September 12, 2010

      US regulator set to back ‘WiFi on steroids’

      The prospect of new wireless devices resembling “WiFi on steroids” will open up next week when US regulators will vote to...

    37. August 9, 2010

      Broadband battles

      The long-running debate over “net neutrality” – the principle that cable and telecoms companies should not discriminate...

    38. August 6, 2010

      Washington’s passion for Google cools

      If it is true – as many believe – that the political elite in Washington have been engaged in a love affair with Google...

    Search for Julius Genachowski and