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At CCA Convention, FCC Commissioners Discuss Competition and the Future of Mobile Broadband

Recommendation:
4

This week, three members of the Federal Communications Commission spoke to the Competitive Carriers Association, an advocacy organization for competitive wireless carriers. Their remarks highlight mobile broadband policy priorities. The growing importance of mobile broadband is something we read about all the time in Headlines. The remarks at CCA illustrate the role FCC commissioners see for wireless – and the importance of competition to encourage broadband deployment, adoption and use.

FCC’s 19th Mobile Wireless Competition Report

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

This Nineteenth Mobile Wireless Competition Report analyzes competition across the entire mobile wireless marketplace, including key market segments such as spectrum and infrastructure.

Google’s Internet-Beaming Balloon Gets a New Pilot: Artificial Intelligence

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Google X lab launched a balloon into the stratosphere over Peru, and it stayed there for 98 days. Launching balloons into the stratosphere is a usual thing for the Google X lab—or just X, as it’s now called after spinning off from Google and nestling under the new umbrella called Alphabet.

CenturyLink: We can achieve 50% penetration in areas served by CAF-II

Location:
CenturyLink, 100 CenturyTel Dr, Monroe, LA, 71201, United States
Recommendation:
3

CenturyLink said that as it extends broadband services to rural areas via the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund-II program, it can attract a larger amount of customers that reside in 1.2 million homes with 10/1 Mbps speeds.

Seattle's Best

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

\After spending the past three days in Seattle meeting with the heads of both world-leading companies and start-ups, I’m more bullish than ever about America’s future.

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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

benton logo

At CCA Convention, FCC Commissioners Discuss Competition and the Future of Mobile Broadband

Recommendation:
4

This week, three members of the Federal Communications Commission spoke to the Competitive Carriers Association, an advocacy organization for competitive wireless carriers. Their remarks highlight mobile broadband policy priorities. The growing importance of mobile broadband is something we read about all the time in Headlines. The remarks at CCA illustrate the role FCC commissioners see for wireless – and the importance of competition to encourage broadband deployment, adoption and use.

FCC’s 19th Mobile Wireless Competition Report

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

This Nineteenth Mobile Wireless Competition Report analyzes competition across the entire mobile wireless marketplace, including key market segments such as spectrum and infrastructure.

Google’s Internet-Beaming Balloon Gets a New Pilot: Artificial Intelligence

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Google X lab launched a balloon into the stratosphere over Peru, and it stayed there for 98 days. Launching balloons into the stratosphere is a usual thing for the Google X lab—or just X, as it’s now called after spinning off from Google and nestling under the new umbrella called Alphabet.

CenturyLink: We can achieve 50% penetration in areas served by CAF-II

Location:
CenturyLink, 100 CenturyTel Dr, Monroe, LA, 71201, United States
Recommendation:
3

CenturyLink said that as it extends broadband services to rural areas via the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund-II program, it can attract a larger amount of customers that reside in 1.2 million homes with 10/1 Mbps speeds.

Seattle's Best

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

\After spending the past three days in Seattle meeting with the heads of both world-leading companies and start-ups, I’m more bullish than ever about America’s future.

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