Federal Communications Commission

FCC Releases 2014 Quadrennial Review of the Commission's Broadcast Ownership Rules

The Federal Communications Commission adopted on August 10 and released on Aug 25 its Second Report and Order, bringing to a close the 2010 and 2014 Quadrennial Review proceedings.

FCC Denies Request to Suspend Spectrum Auction Bidding

The Federal Communications Commission denied a request by the Rural Wireless Association and NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association to suspend or slow the incentive spectrum auction in September while the organizations attend a pair of conferences.

Tackling the Connectivity Challenges of Rural America: My Journey to New Mexico and Navajo Nation

Access to robust, affordable advanced telecommunications services, ought to be available to everyone — no matter who they are, no matter where they live.

Paul de Sa Returns to FCC to Head Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his intention to appoint Paul de Sa as chief of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis.

How Lucky We Are To Be Alive Right Now: Revisiting the Network Compact

In the hit Broadway musical Hamilton Eliza Schuyler sings, “Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now.” Eliza, of course, is talking about the American Revolution.

The Incentive Auction Moves “Forward” – Here’s How to Follow Along

On Tuesday, August 16th, the Incentive Auction will enter the first stage of forward auction bidding, in which bidders will compete to win new 600 MHz Band licenses for mobile broadband use.

FCC Signs Agreement to Streamline 5G Infrastructure Deployment

The Federal Communications Commission took another step to facilitate the deployment of infrastructure critical to ensuring American leadership on next-generation wireless service, or 5G.

FCC Seeks Comment for 18th Video Competition Report

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking data, information, and comment on the state of competition in the delivery of video programming for the Commission’s Eighteenth Report (18th Report).

Twelfth Broadband Progress Notice of Inquiry

On August 2, the Federal Communications launched a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) aimed at determining whether advanced telecommunications capability is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion.

FCC Adopts Sustainable, Affordable Inmate Calling Rates

The Federal Communications Commission took additional steps to ensure that inmate calling service rates are just, reasonable and fair for inmates and their families, and that jails, prisons and providers are fairly compensated for the costs of pro