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FCC encourages public input on mobile as net neutrality discussion moves forward
Published: May 19, 2014
While the Federal Communications Commission’s moves on net neutrality last week have little if any immediate impact on mobile, they do open the door to possible implications down the road.

TCPA petition filed with FCC to support mobile messaging
Published: November 5, 2013
By Jack Philbin

The uncertainty over the FCC's TCPA rules on SMS/MMS has caused much angst in the industry, and the potential misinterpretation is leaving marketers feeling vulnerable to lawsuits. Therefore, we have decided to take action.

What your service provider is not telling you about new TCPA rules for SMS/MMS marketing
Published: October 17, 2013
By Michael Ahearn

Many "Armageddon dates" have come and gone. Millennial computer clocks. Mayan calendars. Oct. 16, 2013. Without an action plan, this date could become Judgment Day for your existing SMS/MMS programs and opt-in databases.

Panic not necessary for compliant SMS messaging programs
Published: October 11, 2013
By Tim Miller

There is a small minority of marketers that is interpreting the new TCPA rules to imply that everyone must start over and re-opt-in everyone in their database, essentially wiping out years of investment in MMA- and CTIA-compliant, consumer-centric, best-practice marketing.

Mobile Minutes: Apple, Google, BlackBerry, FCC
Published: September 19, 2013
Today in mobile marketing: Apple's new iPhones offer several lessons; Google-owned retail stores could be revolutionary; BlackBerry gearing up for another round of layoffs; White House asks FCC to require mobile phone be unlocked.

FCC’s Oct. 16 deadline for mobile opt-in looms for marketers
Published: July 5, 2013
By Brad Schorer

Many large organizations are finding that they are at risk of losing hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of valuable customer phone numbers that they are not able to contact via their call centers or mobile marketing efforts.

FCC ruling on text messages paves way for bigger commitment to mobile marketing
Published: December 3, 2012
A recent ruling by the Federal Communications Commission regarding certain types of text messages could open the door for brands to make a bigger commitment to mobile marketing.

AT&T, Verizon team up with FCC to address stolen mobile phones
Published: April 11, 2012
To address the growing number of mobile phones that are being stolen and quickly resold, several wireless carriers, including AT&T and Verizon, have committed to building a database that will enable them to quickly disable a phone after it has been stolen.

In a significant blow to the company, AT&T drops T-Mobile deal
Published: December 20, 2011
Following months of opposition from government regulators, competitors and consumer advocates, AT&T threw in the towel yesterday and said it will drop its proposed merger with T-Mobile USA.

Verizon lawsuit claims FCC has gone too far with net neutrality
Published: October 4, 2011
Verizon has filed a suit challenging the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, claiming the watchdog has gone too far.
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