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FCC Takes New Steps To Improve Rural Call Completion

The Federal Communications Commission adopted new measures to tackle the problem of failed or poor-quality long-distance calls to rural parts of the United States. 

FCC Proposes Modernizing Rules For Smaller Carriers' Business Data Services

The Federal Communications Commission proposed modernizing rules governing business data services (BDS) for certain small rural carriers, known as Alternative Connect America Model, or A-CAM, carriers. 

FCC Proposes To Eliminate Local-Office Channel Lineup Requirement For Cable Operators

The Federal Communications Commission proposed to eliminate a rule adopted in 1972 that requires cable operators to maintain at their local office a current listing of the cable television channels that each cable system delivers to its subscriber

FCC Proposes To Streamline The Application Process For Small Satellites

The Federal Communications Commission started to streamline the application process for a category of satellites known as “small satellites.” The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposes a new authorization process within Part 25 of the Commission’s

NIST Releases Version 1.1 of its Popular Cybersecurity Framework

The US Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released version 1.1 of its popular Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, more widely known as the Cybersecurity Framework. The framewo

FCC Reaches $40 Million Settlement with T-Mobile on Rural Calling

The Federal Communications Commission reached a settlement concluding its investigation into whether T-Mobile USA violated the Communications Act when it failed to correct ongoing problems with delivery of calls to rural consumers and whether it v

NTIA Signs Agreement for Wireless Test Bed Study in Partnership with University of Colorado Boulder

The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced a five-year cooperative research and development agreement with the University of Colorado Boulder to develop a wireless test bed.

Uber Agrees to Expanded Settlement with FTC Related to Privacy, Security Claims

Uber Technologies has agreed to expand the proposed settlement it reached with the Federal Trade Commission in 2017 over charges that the ride-sharing company deceived consumers about its privacy and data security practices. After the announcement

A Mid-Band Spectrum Compromise For Rural Broadband: Wins All Around

There are two general approaches to expanding access to high-speed broadband in small towns and rural areas: with wires (fiber) and without (fixed wireless).

FCC's Ramped Up 'Pirate Radio' Enforcement Yields Results

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that significant progress has been made as a result of the Commission’s renewed commitment to combating unlawful broadcasting—often called “pirate radio.” The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau h