Wireless Internet

FCC Carries Rural Broadband Baton as Infrastructure Plan Languishes

Bringing high-speed internet access to more of rural America is a policy goal that’s popular among Republicans and Democrats alike. But the issue isn’t moving very fast on Capitol Hill.

Verizon and AT&T customers are getting slower speeds because of unlimited data plans

Unlimited data plans are slowing down mobile speeds for Verizon and AT&T customers, according to data released by mobile network measurement company OpenSignal.

Commissioner O'Rielly Remarks Before the CBRS Alliance

At our meeting on Aug 3, the Commission will vote on a mid-band spectrum Notice of Inquiry.

Sens Gardner, Hassan Introduce AIRWAVES Act

Sens Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act, which will encourage the federal government to continue to free up spectr

Sens Warner, Gardner think the government has a new cybersecurity problem: The Internet of Things

When hackers took aim at the internet’s backbone in 2016, impeding access to websites like Twitter and Spotify, they did so by weaponizing the Internet of Things — a catch-all category of web-connected devices that includes fitness trackers and sm

Echoing Microsoft, House Coalition Asks FCC for Three TV White Space Channels to Target Rural Broadband

A bi-partisan coalition of 43 Congressional Reps is asking the Federal Communications Commission to reserve at least three TV white space channels in the 600 MHz band to support rural broadband deployments.

Microsoft is Hustling Us with "White Spaces"

[Commentary] Microsoft recently made a Very Serious Announcement about deploying unused television airwaves to solve the digital divide in America. News outlets ate it up.

Apple has permission to test 5G internet for future iPhones

Apple has officially been granted Federal Communications Commission approval for an experimental license to test 5G data technology — specifically in the short-range millimeter wave spectrum in the 28GHz and 39GHz bands.

These cheap phones come at a price -- your privacy

Cheap phones are coming at the price of your privacy, security analysts discovered.

GAO Report: Internet of Things: Communities Deploy Projects by Combing Federal Support with Other Funds and Expertise

Communities are increasingly deploying IoT devices generally with a goal of improving livability, management, service delivery, or competitiveness. GAO was asked to examine federal support for IoT and the use of IoT in communities.