Press Release

Commissioner Starks Statement on the FCC's Response to COVID-19

Americans are going to need broadband in their homes—to help them telework to keep the economy strong; to help them understand medical information, and potentially connect with medical care via telemedicine; and to help our youngest learners conti

Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act Becomes Law

President Donald Trump has signed the Secure and Trusted Communications Act (HR 4998) into law, which "prohibits certain Federal subsidies from being used to purchase communications equipment or services posing national security risks; and establi

Sen Moran Introduces Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act

Senate Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairman Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced the Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act to strengthen the laws that govern consumers’ personal data and create clear standards and regulations for American businesse

Edward Parkinson Named Executive Director of First Responder Network Authority

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) Board announced that Edward Parkinson has been named Executive Director of the organization.

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Calls On FCC To Take Aggressive Action To Assist With Coronavirus Response

The coronavirus is already exposing hard truths about the digital divide, but the Federal Communications Commission has the power to help.

USDA Extends ReConnect Application for Rural Broadband Funding Deadline to March 31

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the deadline for ReConnect Pilot Program applications to March 31.

Educational Opportunities Spread with Broadband Expansion in Rural America

As a former teacher, education and its long-reaching benefits are dear to my heart.

State And Local Coalition Calls For Federal Broadband Investment

A coalition of organizations representing state and local governments released the following statement in response to hearings on the FY 2021 Budget Request for Federal Communication Commission before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Marc

Legislation to Deter Anticompetitive Abuses

Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sens Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced new legislation to deter anticompetitive abuses that distort the competitive process and harm consumers, innovat

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for March 2020 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the March Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2020: