John Eggerton

SPECTRUM NOW bill introduced in both chambers

The Supplementing the Pipeline for Efficient Control of The Resources for Users Making New Opportunities for Wireless (SPECTRUM NOW) Act has been introduced to ensure there is enough money to fund efforts to get federal spectrum users to give up s

NPR: US Should Divide (C-Band) to Conquer 5G

National Public Radio is waving a caution flag as the Trump Administration pushes to open up the C-band (3.7-4.2 GHz.) for broadband, echoing comments by the National Association of Broadcasters.  Its advice is to divide if it wants to conquer in

NCTA, Google Team Up on 3.5 GHz Compromise

NCTA - The Internet & Television Association, Google, and a veritable host of others have gotten together on a compromise proposal for sharing the 3.5 GHz band, a proposal that includes a mix of large and small license areas.

Sinclair Responds to FCC Data Request

Sinclair provided the Federal Communications Commission with information in response to the commission's request for information following Sinclair's latest, and expected to be last, variation on its Tribune merger proposal.  The FCC was apparentl

NAB Says C-Band Sharing Isn't a Given

Broadcasters are warning the Federal Communications Commission not to weaken protections for current spectrum users, like broadcasters, in its race to free up more spectrum for wireless broadband.

ISPs to Senate: Limit RUS Overbuilds

Cable operators and other broadband providers want to use the Farm Bill to remove a long-time thorn in their sides, broadband subsidies that allow for major overbuilding of existing providers.

CTIA Wants FCC to Make July 'Mid-Band Month'

Wireless carriers want the Federal Communications Commission to add a vote on opening up the 3.5 GHz (CBRS) band at its July meeting, and an auction of that spectrum by 2019, according to a letter from CTIA President Meredith Attwell Baker.

Commerce Dept and DHS Deliver Cybersecurity Report to White House

A cybersecurity report from the Commerce Department and Homeland Security has been delivered to the White House in response to a 2017 executive order.

Chairman Pai Says He Will Widen Mobility Map Challenge Window

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai says he is currently setting the regulatory wheels in motion to secure a 90-day extension of the challenge window for the map the FCC will use to allocate over $4.5 billion in mobile broadband su

VT Telecom Chairman Backs Up Chairman Pai Deregulatory Defense

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai got some fan mail, once removed, and an assist from a small telecommunication company in responding to Hill queries about the impact of his broadband deregulatory policies.