Telecommunication

Communication at a distance, especially the electronic transmission of signals via the telephone

President Trump pledges to help Chinese phonemaker ZTE ‘get back into business’

President Donald Trump pledged  to help Chinese telecom giant ZTE return to business, days after the company said it would cease “major operating activities” because of the US government’s recent trade restrictions, a dramatic shift in tone for a

Mignon Clyburn Delivers Last Remarks as FCC Commissioner

[Speech] I believe that the networks that we rely on should be totally free of discrimination, and should reflect our greatest democratic ideals. I believe that our networks are more valuable to all of us when they connect all of us.

USTelecom Says Telecom Unbundling Regulations are Outmoded; Competitors Say They Need Those UNEs

USTelecom has filed a forbearance petition with the Federal Communications Commission, asking the commission to eliminate a requirement for larger, incumbant telephone companies to offer unbundled network elements (UNEs) at regulated prices. USTel

Rep Velázquez Urges FCC to Preserve Lifeline Program

Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) led 47 Members of Congress in writing to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai urging the commission to preserve the Lifeline program.

Keeping Lifeline for the Living

The Federal Communications Commission is already taking steps to nix the dead enrollees in the agency’s low-income subsidy program known as Lifeline following a revelation from Sen Claire McCaskill (D-MO) that 47,942 deceased individuals were sign

Foundation Explores Telecom Utility Broadband Partnership Economics

Post Road Foundation, an organization funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, will fund studies in five rural communities to explore the economics of the telecom utility partnership.

Chairman Pai Statement on Projected USF Cuts for Small, Rural Carriers

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement after the Universal Service Administrative Company’s announcement that the budget control mechanism adopted in 2016 will cut universal service support for small, ru

FCC Proposes $5.3 Million Fine On Phone Company For Slamming, Cramming & Providing False Evidence

The Federal Communications Commission proposed a $5,323,322 fine against Tele Circuit Network Corporation.

AT&T: Transition from Legacy DSL Largely Complete, Fiber Broadband Penetration Nearing 50% in Many Areas

AT&T now has more than five times fewer legacy DSL customers than it did four years ago.

New Data on Pole Prices Power 5G Debate

As part of the working group efforts within the Federal Communications Commission's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC), one subcommittee has collected data on telecommunication pole attachment rates and published the information along