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Pai's Moves Ahead of FCC Hearing

The Federal Communications Commission supplied Democratic leaders on the House Commerce Committee with an update on a long-running probe of wireless carriers’ unauthorized disclosure of subscriber location data to third parties.

Fight Over 5G Airwaves Rev Up

Speculation is at a fever pitch surrounding Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s pending decision on how to sell the 5G-friendly airwaves in the so-called C-band, with many suspecting the FCC may take up an item on the matter at i

Mayor Buttigieg Singles Out Big tech

Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-South bend), who has been a Silicon Valley favorite in the 2020 presidential race, is calling out several tech giants for harming workers.

Sen Kennedy, President Trump Talk 5G Airwaves

Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-LA) talked on the phone with President Donald Trump to outline his views on the Federal Communications Commission’s pending decision on how to get the coveted 5G-ready airwaves known as the C-band into wireless providers

Chairman Simons to Sen Hawley: No-Go on 2012 Google Antitrust Report

"Unfortunately, we are not able to honor your request," Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons tells Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) about the senator's ask that the agency release its 2012 staff report on Google.

Sen Kennedy: Litigation Looms Over Pai's 5G Airwaves Choice

Sen John Neely Kennedy (R-LA), the top Senate appropriator overseeing Federal Communications Commission funding, will bring in FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for a hearing Oct 17 to grill him about whether the agency will run its own, likely slower, auctio

Funding to Close the Digital Divide

Telecommunications and utility groups are urging congressional appropriators to continue investing in rural broadband in fiscal year 2020.

Sen Blackburn in the Bay (Updated)

Sen Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has been leading private meetings in Washington with tech industry leaders and civil society groups as part of the Senate Judiciary tech task force inquiry into social media and internet companies.

Upgrading the Office of Tech Assessment

With Congress inching toward reopening its long-shuttered Office of Technology Assessment, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has 

Broadband Mapping Markup in the House?

The House Commerce Committee's telecom subcommittee will soon move to mark up legislation to improve the government’s mapping of broadband data, which lawmakers have long complained is riddled with errors.