Wireless Internet

Congress Offers Suggestions on 5G

Twenty-five members of Congress sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on September 25, 2018, offering suggestions on promoting local deployment of advanced communications services, protecting local authority, and 5G.

FCC Streamlines Deployment of Next Generation Wireless Infrastructure

The Federal Communications Commission reduced the role of local communities in the deployment of infrastructure necessary for 5G and other advanced wireless services.

Rural America worries it will miss out on 5G

Lawmakers and consumer advocates are pressing telecommunication companies to ensure that rural areas are not left behind in the race to adopt fifth-generation, or 5G, mobile broadband technology.

Rep McNerney (D-CA) Leads Letter Urging FCC to Delay 5G Infrastructure Vote

Rep Jerry McNerney (D-CA), along with eight Democratic Representatives on the House Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, requesting the proposed Streamlining Deployment of Next Generation Wirele

Fast wireless alternatives to the big ISPs can’t grow fast enough

The birth of wireless home internet has been so frustrating to observe.

Your Community's Role in the Future of 5G

On September 26, at the Federal Communications Commission’s open meeting, commissioners will vote on an order that will limit the roles of local policymakers in the deployment of fifth generation (5G) wireless infrastructure.

CWA BDAC Representative Expresses Concern With FCC's Draft Wireless Order

As the Communications Workers of America’s representative on the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee’s Model Code for Municipalities Working Group, I filed a letter on September 18, 2018, to express concern with the Federal Communications Comm

Verizon denies allegations that it’s degrading mobile data service for Hurricane Florence victims

In a post on reddit, a person identifying themselves as a Verizon customer in North Carolina complained about a lack of mobile data service, writing,

Understanding the FCC’s Proposed Small Cell Order

On September 5, the Federal Communications Commission released the text of an order in its ongoing proceeding to streamline the rollout of infrastructure for broadband services, including small cells for 5G wireless service.

AT&T and Verizon want to manage your identity across websites and apps

AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile US, and Sprint unveiled a system that would let them manage your logins across third-party websites and apps.