Tag Archives: Jessica Rosenworcel

FCC Fines Major Wireless Carriers Over 2019 Investigation on Customer Location Data

The major wireless carriers in the country are currently facing a fine from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for illegally selling the location data of its customers without their consent. This marks the end of a 2019 investigation into how carriers disregarded the privacy of its customers.  According to the FCC’s investigation, carriers like AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile sold the location data of its customers to aggregators. In turn, these aggregators sold the data to third … [read full article]

T-Mobile Currently Has No License to the 2.5GHz Spectrum It Bought from the FCC


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s spectrum auction authority lapsed last March 9th. Because of this, the FCC Chairwoman, Jessica Rosenworcel, has revealed that she does not have authority to grant the 2.5GHz spectrum licenses that T-Mobile won in an auction held last summer.  Despite this, FierceWireless revealed that the Un-carrier filed a request in March to use the 2.5GHz licenses by granting … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger gets approval from the FCC

Two months after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recommended that T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger be approved, that’s precisely what has happened. The FCC has voted to formally approve the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. There’s no official announcement of this news quite yet, but an FCC official has confirmed to The Verge that the agency has voted to give the merger the green light. We learned earlier this month that T-Mo … [read full article]

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel says she’s ‘uncomfortable’ with review of T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Last month we saw FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr come out in support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger following the announcement of commitments from the two carriers. FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel didn’t feel the same way about the deal, saying she had “serious doubts” about it, and this week she touched a bit more on the merger and the support its … [read full article]

FCC Commissioner asks T-Mobile and other carriers for update on ending sales of location data

Following some security and prvacy issues related to U.S. carriers selling customer location data to third-parties, an FCC commissioner has reached out to the operators for more info on the situation. FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has sent letters to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon for details on their efforts to end their agreements with location aggregators as well as what their … [read full article]