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Jul 12, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 8, 2011
Jul 7, 2011
Jul 7, 2011
Jul 7, 2011

Part of FCC media ownership rule overturned

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court has overturned an effort by communications regulators to modify certain media-ownership rules to make it easier to own a newspaper and a broadcast outlet in a single market.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit said on Thursday that the cross-ownership portion of the Federal Communications Commission’s 2008 order had failed to meet the notice and comment requirements set out by law.

Jul 6, 2011
Jul 6, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 23, 2011

GPS worry prompts call for more LightSquared tests

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – U.S. government officials
called for more testing of hedge fund manager Philip Falcone’s
satellite broadband start-up to address interference issues
with global positioning systems, but showed interest in finding
a solution rather than shutting the venture down.

Falcone’s LightSquared has come under fire after months of
testing found its original plan for a high-speed wireless
network would interfere with GPS services connected to aviation
and maritime operations, emergency communications systems,
weather tracking, General Motors Co’s (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) OnStar equipment
and countless other government and commercials uses.

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      "After graduating from Howard University, Jasmin joined Reuters as an intern in the summer of 2008. She was hired after that summer as a news assistant in the Washington, DC bureau, covering energy, agriculture, commodities and economic indicators. She now reports on the FCC, telecom issues, the technology industry's influence in Washington and other policy stories. Follow her on Twitter @jasminmelvin"
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