• Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $16.25 to the federal Treasury to settle the joint E-Rate fraud investigation by the FCC and the US Department of Justice. The case involved allegations that HP personnel provided gifts to school employees in Dallas and Houston in order to secure contracts for the purchase of HP computers with Universal Service grants. Most of the settlement funds will go to the E-Rate program. For further information, click here.
  • The FCC has released the Tentative Agenda for its next Open Meeting to be held November 30, 2010. It contains three items: a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on using UHF and VHF spectrum for mobile broadband; a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on experimental wireless licenses; and a Notice of Inquiry on the “opportunistic use” of underdeveloped spectrum. To view the Tentative Agenda, click here.