Wireless Internet

Senate Passes Six Technology and Telecommunications Bills

On August 3, the passed the following technology and telecommunications bills:

FCC Establishes Challenge Process for Mobility Fund Phase II

The Federal Communications Commission established the procedures for a robust challenge process to ensure that the FCC targets Mobility Fund Phase II (MF-II) support to primarily rural areas that lack unsubsidized 4G LTE service.

Key Stakeholders Support AIRWAVES Bill — for Different Reasons

Often sparring partners, the wireless industry and public interest advocates both came out in support of the AIRWAVES Act — but with very different hopes for where the legislation would lead.

FirstNet, broadband network to enable police and fire responders to talk to each other, ready to launch

Many police officers, firefighters and paramedics carry their own smartphones to do the things their department-issued equipment can’t. But now, 16 years after the terrorist attacks of Sept.

FCC Carries Rural Broadband Baton as Infrastructure Plan Languishes

Bringing high-speed internet access to more of rural America is a policy goal that’s popular among Republicans and Democrats alike. But the issue isn’t moving very fast on Capitol Hill.

Verizon and AT&T customers are getting slower speeds because of unlimited data plans

Unlimited data plans are slowing down mobile speeds for Verizon and AT&T customers, according to data released by mobile network measurement company OpenSignal.

Commissioner O'Rielly Remarks Before the CBRS Alliance

At our meeting on Aug 3, the Commission will vote on a mid-band spectrum Notice of Inquiry.

Sens Gardner, Hassan Introduce AIRWAVES Act

Sens Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act, which will encourage the federal government to continue to free up spectr

Sens Warner, Gardner think the government has a new cybersecurity problem: The Internet of Things

When hackers took aim at the internet’s backbone in 2016, impeding access to websites like Twitter and Spotify, they did so by weaponizing the Internet of Things — a catch-all category of web-connected devices that includes fitness trackers and sm

Echoing Microsoft, House Coalition Asks FCC for Three TV White Space Channels to Target Rural Broadband

A bi-partisan coalition of 43 Congressional Reps is asking the Federal Communications Commission to reserve at least three TV white space channels in the 600 MHz band to support rural broadband deployments.