Wireless Internet

FCC Commissioner Carr Taking to the Pen Ahead of FCC Airwaves Vote

Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr is reviewing national nonprofit license holders of airwaves reserved for educational purposes, ahead of a planned July 10 FCC vote on opening them for 5G.


Center for Strategic and International Studies

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 09:00 to 10:30

An interactive discussion of  the policy and business implication of the future of 5G


8:45 am - Registration 

9:00 am - Introductions

James A. Lewis
Senior Vice President & Director, CSIS Technology Policy Program
9:05 pm - Moderated Discussion

Chris Boyer
Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy, AT&T

Travis Russell
Director of Cybersecurity, Oracle

The NDAA Airwaves Play

As the Senate geared up to pass its defense policy bill, the office of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) unsuccessfully pushed to add langua

Google internet balloon spinoff Loon still looking for its wings. First commercial trial planned.

Google’s bet on balloons to deliver cell service soon faces a crucial test amid doubts about the viability of the technology by some potential customers.  The company behind the effort, Loon, says its balloons will reach Kenya in the coming weeks

Rep Matsui Releases Draft of Landmark Win 5G Act

Rep Doris Matsui (D-CA), vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, released the “WIN 5G Act”.

SPECTRUM NOW Act Introduced

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS), Committee, Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Subcommittee Ranking Member Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Rep Doris Matsui (D-CA), and Rep Brett Guthrie (R-KY) introduced the “

Mobile Data Use Nearly Doubles, CTIA Annual Survey Shows

Americans used 82% more mobile data in 2018 than in 2017, as results of annual survey showed an increase in wireless across nearly every metric, reflecting unprecedented consumer demand. Key findings:

Chairman Pai Remarks to the New York State Wireless Association on 5G

A look at the Federal Communications Commission's 5G strategy -- the 5G FAST plan -- which consists of three central components: 1) freeing up much more spectrum for the commercial marketplace, 2) promoting wireless infrastructure deployment, and

5G Push Slowed by Squabbles Over ‘Sweet Spot’ of US Airwaves

US wireless companies’ limited access to some of the nation’s most valuable airwaves threatens to slow down their plans to build faster 5G networks.

The fight to control Africa’s digital revolution

All over Africa, the double-edged nature of digital technology is becoming increasingly apparent. On the face of it, an internet shutdown in Africa seems less noteworthy than one in Europe, China or North America, where the use of online technolog