What's on the agenda for policymakers.
Lost amidst the hype around super-fast 5th Generation (5G) mobile networks is the reality that the next generation of Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 6) is ready now. Wi-Fi 6 is capable of providing gigabit-fast 5G capabilities to consumers and businesses in cities, suburbs, and rural areas far sooner and more affordably than cellular networks. What’s missing is access to the wide channels of public airwaves that the Federal Communications Commission has proposed to open for shared, unlicensed use, from 5.9 to 7.2 GHz.
Recently, President Donald Trump and Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai held a news conference to announce “two new steps” that together would position the United States as a leader in deploying 5G wireless networks. There were three disti
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 6, 2019:
Can Congress prevent the disproportionate harm inflicted on marginalized communities from at times irresponsible commercial data practices?
House Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) raised concern at the Federal Communications Commission oversight hearing about the agency’s response to “major consumer problems,” suggesting the commission had been deferring to corporate in
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), whose House Commerce Subcommittee is leading efforts to craft privacy legislation, raised the prospect of tackling concerns over competition and data protection at the same time.
The communications market is changing rapidly - what began as a statewide, copper-based telephone network of franchise monopoly local exchange companies has evolved into a diverse, multi-provider and multi-technology broadband network that relies on copper, fiber optic, wireless, and satellite infrastructure.
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- Professor Avi Goldfarb
Ellison Professor of Marketing
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
- Dr. Fiona M. Scott Morton, Ph.D.
Theodore Nierenberg Professor Of Economics
Yale School of Management
New Haven , CT
- Mr. Brian O'Kelley
Founder And Former CEO
New York , NY
- Dr. Johnny Ryan, Ph.D.
Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer
San Francisco , CA