Federal Communications Commission

FCC Chairman Wheeler's Response to Senator Schumer Regarding Implementation of Text to 911 and Next Generation 911

On June 27, Sen Charles Schumer (D-NY) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler about emergency 911 services.

FCC Announces Further Details for Roll-Out Schedule for New Network Outage Reporting System

On July 22, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau announced the roll-out schedule for the new version of the Network Outage Reporting System (NORS) platform.

FCC Review of State Opt-Out Requests from FirstNet, et al.

This Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addresses the 758-769/788-799 MHz band, which the Federal Communications Commission licensed to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) on a nationwide basis pursuant to the provisio

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.