Federal Communications Commission

FCC Offers More Funds for Faster High-Speed Broadband in Rural America

The Federal Communications Commission offered an additional $67 million in annual support to certain rural broadband providers that could bring improved service to nearly 110,000 homes and businesses in rural communities across 43 states.

FCC Commissioner Carr's Mobile World Congress Remarks on a Modern Regulatory Approach to 5G

I want to provide an update on the significant progress we’ve made in the US to update our infrastructure rules.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for March 2019 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 Friday, March 15, 2019:

Chairman Pai Remarks on Broadcast Engineering

It's great to be with the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE). I’d like to briefly walk through the latest developments on three key issues where our interests overlap: the transition to ATSC 3.0, the next-generation

Behold the Ides of March: March 2019 FCC Meeting Agenda

On March 15, we’ll aim to make progress on many of the issues core to the Federal Communications Commission’s mission: promoting US leadership on 5G, closing the digital divide, advancing public safety, modernizing our media rules, helping rural c

FCC Renews Disability Advisory Committee

The Federal Communications Commission has renewed the charter for the Disability Advisory Committee. The charter became effective December 21, 2018 and provides the Committee with authorization to operate for two years from the effective date. Iss

Draft FCC Broadband Report: Digital Divide Is Narrowing Substantially

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has circulated the draft 2019 Broadband Deployment Report, a report that concludes that the digital divide between Americans with and without access to modern broadband networks has narrowed subs

FCC Provides Guidance on Rural Rates in Rural Health Care Telecommunications Program

The funding year (FY) 2019 application filing window for the Rural Health Care Universal Service Support Mechanism (RHC Program) opened on February 1, 2019 and will run through May 31, 2019. To assist eligible health care providers participating i

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At "911 Goes To Washington"

The Federal Communications Commission takes an all-of-the-above approach to public safety, so in addition to meeting our statutory obligations, the Commission is pursuing its own initiatives to strengthen emergency calling.