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Apple Working on New iOS-Powered ‘Network Adapter,’ FCC Filings Reveal

A new "Network Adapter" from Apple that is powered by iOS has been spotted in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filings from earlier this week — reports 9to5Mac. The new device, codenamed "A2657," features two Gigabit Ethernet ports, a USB-C port, and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC antennas. In an absolute rarity for network adapters, the A2657...

SpaceX’s Starlink to Offer Phone Service, Reveals FCC Filing

SpaceX has filed a petition lobbying for Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC) status with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) — reports Ars Technica (via Tesla North). The filing also details SpaceX's plans for Starlink in the future. While Starlink is currently beta testing its satellite internet services, SpaceX wants to add Voice over IP (VoIP) to the service's...

Apple Breaks Silence on Net Neutrality, Urges FCC Not to Allow “Fast Lanes”

Apple has finally broken its silence on net neutrality, urging the Federal Communications Commission’s Chairman Ajit Pai not to roll back an existing ban against the so-called “fast lanes,” which might allow broadband providers like AT&T, Charter, Comcast and Verizon to charge for faster delivery of tech companies’ movies, music or other content, Recode is reporting. “Broadband providers should...

Apple Preparing to Test Next-Generation 5G Wireless Technology

According to an application document filed with the FCC, Apple is planning to test next-generation 5G wireless technology. The filing, which was discovered by Business Insider, shows that Apple applied for an experimental license to test the wireless technology in the 28- and 39-gigahertz bands. These are known as millimeter wave spectrum bands, which can provide...

FCC Chairman Seeks to Keep Voice Calls off U.S. Flights

Voice calls will be banned on flights if the Federal Communications Commission votes for Chairman Ajit Pai's proposed order. In a statement sent to USA Today, Pai said, "I stand with airline pilots, flight attendants and America's flying public against the FCC's ill-conceived 2013 plan to allow people to make cellphone calls on planes." What...

iPad Pro Release Date Coming Soon as it Gets FCC Approval

According to the FCC database, the iPad Pro has received its approval from the telecommunication agency on the 15th of October, and has been registered as model number “A1652” with both the Wi-Fi and LTE models getting the approval, as pointed out by GforGames. "As usual, the FCC documents don’t reveal much about the tablet’s overall...

Industry Canada, FCC Agree to Harmonize 600 MHz Wireless Spectrum

The FCC announced last week that it has successfully managed to "convince" Canada to harmonize TV and wireless spectrum bands as it prepares for next year's incentive spectrum auction. In a blog post published on the Commission's official site, Incentive Auction Task Force Chair Gary Epstein and International Bureau Chief Mindel DelaTorre pointed to the...

Landmark FCC Net Neutrality Ruling Sees Page Taken from CRTC

The Federal Communications Commission ruled on Thursday that Washington should regulate Internet service like a public good — like it has been treated in Canada for more than five years now. The CRTC adopted a similar approach to net neutrality in 2009. Net neutrality rules are governed by Internet Traffic Management Practices (via The Star)....