Wireless Internet

Date/Location Details: 

Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation

Senate Commerce Committee

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
10:00 a.m.

 

Date: 
Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:00

The hearing will examine the use and benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) in rural communities, and the infrastructure needs necessary to advance the IoT market to ensure rural America has access to products and devices that are driving the digital economy.

Witnesses



Broadband-Boosting Bill Draft Circulated

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have circulated the draft of a bill that would speed the deployment of 5G, just one a host of moves to goose the buildout o

Mobile Broadband Service Is Not an Adequate Substitute for Wireline

This report analyzes the current and emerging generation of mobile wireless technologies and Compares those technologies to wireline technologies such as fiber‐to‐the‐premises (FTTP), cable broadband, and copper DSL across a range of technical par

It’s surprisingly easy for anyone to buy ads that track location and app usage, study says

Researchers at the University of Washington have found a way to track a person’s location and app use through serving ads on mobile apps.

Every modern, protected Wi-Fi network is vulnerable, warns government cyber watchdog

A top federal government cybersecurity watchdog issued an advisory on Oct 16, warning users to update their devices to protect against a newly discovered vulnerability that affects nearly every modern, protected Wi-Fi network.

Will SpaceX become the world’s biggest telecoms provider? Probably.

[Commentary] By launching 11,943 satellites SpaceX will do to telecoms what WhatsApp/Facebook Messenger did to SMS and in doing so capture a $1tn+ business — and there’s fringe benefits for Tesla.

What Does 'Effective Competition' Mean for Sprint/T-Mobile -- And You?

Mentioning the public interest just once, the Federal Communications Commission adopted its 20th wireless competition report this week.

Wi-Fly Lending Launch Kit

The internet is a powerful enabler for social change; yet, for 34 million Americans it remains out of reach.

Dish's Ergen touts 'connectivity on an equal basis'

The internet of things (IoT) is about more than just connecting widgets to networks and to each other, according to Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen. It’s also about providing access for those who might not otherwise have it.

Delta flights to offer free in-flight texting

You'll soon be able to text on any Delta flight for free. Delta flights worldwide will have free texting through a Gogo app, starting Oct 1. Free messaging will be available on Gogo-enabled Delta flights for planes with two or more cabins.