Wireless Internet

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Senate Judiciary Committee

Date: 
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:00

The evolving 5G case study in spectrum management and industrial policy

This paper explains why most nations refused to endorse key United States 5G spectrum allocation proposals at the International Telecommunication Union’s 2015 World Radio Conference.

Substantive Objections to a Government 5G Wholesale Network

Over the last few months, various ideas have been floated about the offering of 5G wireless services via a government-sponsored network.  This entire effort seems convoluted and borders on the preposterous.  Just the notion of the U.S.

Chairman Pai Testimony Before Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

In written testimomny before the Senate Committee On Appropriations' Subcommittee On Financial Services And General Government, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai outlined the commission's priorities for the next year:

Digital divide persists even as lower-income Americans make gains in tech adoption

Even as many aspects of the digital divide have narrowed over time, the digital lives of lower- and higher-income Americans remain markedly different. 

5G Security Factoring into House Defense Bill Talks, CTIA Balks

House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) confirmed that anxiety over Chinese telecom giants’ wireless advances could creep into House lawmakers’ must-pass defense policy legislation.

57 Rural WISPs File Letter in Support of EBS Filing Windows

Nearly five dozen rural, wireless internet service providers (WISPs) signed letters sent to the Federal Communications Commission to "express [their] enthusiastic support for the Commission to make available new Educational Broadband Service (EBS)

California Bill Would Stop Data Throttling During Emergencies

In the summer of 2018, Verizon Wireless triggered a major controversy in the public safety community when it temporarily reduced Internet service to firefighters in Santa Clara (CA) greatly diminishing their ability to provide emergency services w

Gov Kemp signs Georgia's rural broadband expansion measures

Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) signed several pieces of legislation designed to expand internet access to rural areas that now lack fast online services.