What's on the agenda for policymakers.
An agreement between the city and Greenlight Networks should help the local company expand into the Rochester neighborhoods. But obstacles remain with securing easements and access to utility poles. And while the pact was touted as a means to close the digital divide, it is uncertain how and when low-income customers might benefit. Greenlight's initial projects, already in planning with customers signed up, will be in Park Avenue and Cobbs Hill neighborhoods this summer and fall.
So far, 723 telecommunications companies large and small have signed the Federal Communications Commission's "Keep Americans Connected" pledge. But according to a growing movement, many of those same companies — and especially the largest ones — need to "remove fine print from the internet pledge." A petition which currently has 13,112 signatures is asking FCC C
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Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
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Topics selected for FCC open meeting agendas will be posted on the Commission's website approximately three weeks prior to the Commission's next monthly meeting. The Commission will also issue a public notice of the "Commission Meeting Agenda" one week before the meeting and announce at that time the items that are scheduled for the agenda.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2020:
Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Final Auction Procedures – The FCC will consider a Public Notice that would establish procedures for the Phase I auction of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (Auction 904), awarding up to $16 billion in support over 10 years for deployment of broadband services in unserved areas. (AU Docket No. 20-34, WC Docket Nos. 19-126, 10-90)
- Transitioning the 900 MHz Band to Enable Broadband Deployment
The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would realign the 900 MHz band to create a new six megahertz broadband segment to support the growing technological needs of our nation’s industries, while reserving the remaining four megahertz of the band for narrowband operations. (WT Docket No. 17-200)
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the tentatively for the agenda for the May Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, 2020:
Andrew Dugan, Chief Technology Officer at CenturyLink in a conversation with USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter on internet network performance during the COVID-19 emergency. Even as network traffic has greatly increased, America’s networks continue to manage this increase with little disruption to network applications. Learn how the networks and technologies supporting them are designed, engineered and managed to accommodate COVID-19 usage changes so we can continue to connect, work, learn and watch while at home.