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The 5G standard is finally finished with new standalone specification

There's finally a finished 5G standard. The 3GPP — the international group that governs cellular standards — officially signed off on the standalone 5G New Radio (NR) spec.

How Nonprofits Help Digitally Disadvantaged Communities Connect

There is, of course, a digital divide among low-income Americans, but there is also what we at TechSoup call an organizational digital divide. Many nonprofits themselves are low-income and benefit greatly from low-cost, uncapped broadband.

5G: What is it good for?

Here is a brief explanation of how 5G will be used and what it will mean for your online experience — and  your everyday life:

Does It Matter If China Beats the US to Build a 5G Network?

Why exactly is it so important for the US to build 5G networks before China?

Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm Flagged by US Intelligence as a National Security Threat

Facebook has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics companies, including Huawei, a manufacturing giant that has a close relationship with China’s government.

Senators Challenge FCC Rural Broadband Map

Republican and Democratic senators are expressing concerns about the coverage map the Federal Communications Commission is planning to use to decide where to put more than $4.5 billion in rural broadband subsidies, and they want more time to chall

Charlotte's digital innovation will help upward mobility, says FCC Chairman Pai

North Carolina residents will be among the first to have faster 5G broadband access thanks to legislation approved by lawmakers making the state a leader in digital innovation, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said. “I remember

House Digital Subcommittee Hearing Looks at Implications of IoT

The House Commerce Committee's Digital Subcommittee held a hearing on a bipartisan bill, the State of Modern Application, Research and Trends (SMART) IoT Act, which charges the Commerce Department with studying the Internet of Things (IoT) from va

The Wi-Fi industry wants to bring you better, cheaper gear–maybe

While mesh Wi-Fi systems can saturate every corner of your home in speedy wireless coverage, they’re also expensive and mostly proprietary.

Date/Location Details: 

Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

House Commerce Committee

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:15

The House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witnesses will be announced and are by invitation only.

The hearing webcast will be available at http://energycommerce.house.gov/.

The legislative text may be found at the following link: https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=108341.