Wireless Internet

T-Mobile/Sprint: When 3 + 4 = 3

On April 29, 2018, T-Mobile US and Sprint announced that the boards of the two companies had agreed to enter into an agreement to merge. The companies said they hope to close the deal in the first half of 2019.

The BDAC, 5G and Cities: The Power and Perils of Asymmetry

[Speech] On of the two historic accomplishments of the current Federal Communications Commission is that it is the first FCC to interpret its statutory mandate to say it doesn’t have much legal authority or policy rights to regulate broadcasters,

FTC’s Data-Speed Lawsuit Against AT&T Can Proceed, Appeals Court Says

A federal appeals court ruled the Federal Trade Commission can move forward with its lawsuit alleging AT&T misled wireless subscribers by reducing data speeds for several million customers who thought they had purchased unlimited plans. The ru

Millions Could Lose Service if FCC 'Reforms' Lifeline Program

[Editorial] The Benton Foundation has joined literally hundreds of organizations that are asking the Federal Communications Commission to ensure Lifeline voice and broadband service for low-income households, with minimal disruption to the people

Trump Administration Weighs Building US 5G Network to Counter China

Some White House officials view next-generation 5G wireless service as a “key area of competition,” and they say that the threat from China, in particular, justifies a “moonshot” government effort like the construction of the interstate highway sy

Libraries Advance Digital Inclusion Role With Hotspots

Libraries are a lynchpin for national, state, and local digital inclusion efforts—particularly our 16,500+ public library locations across the country.

House Digital Subcommittee Hearing Looks at Implications of IoT

The House Commerce Committee's Digital Subcommittee held a hearing on a bipartisan bill, the State of Modern Application, Research and Trends (SMART) IoT Act, which charges the Commerce Department with studying the Internet of Things (IoT) from va

The Wi-Fi industry wants to bring you better, cheaper gear–maybe

While mesh Wi-Fi systems can saturate every corner of your home in speedy wireless coverage, they’re also expensive and mostly proprietary.

Date/Location Details: 

Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

House Commerce Committee

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:15

The House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witnesses will be announced and are by invitation only.

The hearing webcast will be available at http://energycommerce.house.gov/.

The legislative text may be found at the following link: https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=108341.

Boost Mobile Founder Peter Adderton is against the T-Mobile-Sprint merger: Here's why.

The founder and former CEO of Boost Mobile USA says the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger should not happen.