Lauren Frayer

FCC Proposes to Eliminate Main Studio Rule

The Federal Communications Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, proposing to eliminate the main studio rule, which requires each AM, FM, and television broadcast station to have a main studio located in or near its local community.

Final Report on March 8, 2017 AT&T Mobility VoLTE 911 Outage

On the afternoon of March 8th, 2017, nearly all AT&T Mobility (AT&T) Voice over LTE customers across the nation lost 911 service for five hours. This report presents the Federal Communications Commission's findings on the investigation.

FCC Modernizes Personal Radio Services Rules

The Federal Communications Commission took steps to update the Personal Radio Services rules, also known as Part 95 of the Commission’s rules, in order to modernize them, remove outdated requirements, and reorganize them to make it easier to find

FCC Proposes to Streamline Rules for Earth Stations in Motion

The Federal Communications Commission took steps to streamline, consolidate, and harmonize rules governing earth stations used to provide satellite-based services on ships, airplanes and vehicles.

Public Notice on Filing Comments on Advanced Methods to Target Robocalls

On March 23, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry that begins a process to facilitate voice service providers’ blocking of illegal robocalls by proposing rules to expressly autho

Roger Ailes, Who Built Fox News Into an Empire, Dies at 77

Roger E Ailes, who shaped the images that helped elect three Republican presidents and then became a dominant, often-intimidating force in American conservative politics at the helm of Fox News until he was forced out in a sexual predation scandal

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Trump Has Crossed Dangerous Line

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was quick to condemn the comments, attributed to President Donald Trump, that then FBI director James Comey should be looking to put reporters in prison for publishing classified information.

Democratic Reps on Science Committee to President Trump: Stop Depending on Fake News

Democratic Reps of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology urged President Donald Trump to stop relying on “misinformation and fake news" in a letter.

Kansas City Maps Data Related to Digital Inclusion

There’s no exact metric for gauging if Kansas City (MO) is the smartest city on our continent at present, but it’s doubtful that many other US cities would want to call CIO Bob Bennett out on the legitimacy of his claim.

FirstNet: The Wait Is Almost Over

The first responder community has been advocating and waiting for a better communications network for years, and I’m happy to say that the wait is almost over.