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  • "If we have four issues at the wireless industry, the first three are spectrum, spectrum, and more spectrum," said Steve Largent, president and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association. Spectrum allows carriers to offer more data services. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

    Largent urges Congress to free up space for mobile devices

    Former Congressman Steve Largent, now a leader in the wireless communications business, is urging Congress to repackage unused spectrum space for mobile Internet devices — such as smartphones and tablet computers — by the end of the year to avoid stunting the growth of the booming industry.

  • ** FILE ** This photo from Feb. 11, 2009, shows an owner beginning to write a text message on his cellphone in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

    FEC mulls contributions via text

    Americans, already using their cell phones to make charitable contributions or vote for favorite contestants on television shows such as "Dancing With the Stars," soon could be dialing in campaign contributions to their favorite members of Congress.

  • In a Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 photo, Capt. Robert Johnson, right, talks with Lloyd Greer, left, who investigated a plot to kill Johnson, at the Lee Correctional Institution, in Bishopville, S.C. where Johnson was in charge of preventing contraband from entering the prison. Johnson was was nearly killed at his home in an attack planned with an inmate's smuggled cell phone.  (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick)  (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick)

    Attack on SC prison guard renews phone-jam debate

    South Carolina authorities who have helped push for permission to block cell phone signals inside prisons say an officer in charge of keeping out contraband was nearly killed at his home _ in an attack planned with a smuggled phone.

  • Phone group sues San Francisco over radiation law

    The wireless industry sued the city of San Francisco on Friday to stop a law that requires cell phone stores to post how much radio energy each model emits.

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