Wireless Internet


Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

House Commerce Committee

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 09:30


H.R. 4462, the "Studying How to Harness Airwave Resources Efficiently Act of 2019"

H.R. 4459, the "Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019"

Mobile Experience in Rural USA - An Operator Comparison

US mobile operators are launching 5G networks in a multitude of cities, with urban smartphone users now experiencing some of the 

Chairman Pai Remarks at Americas Spectrum Management Conference

In 2018, I talked about our 5G FAST plan. The plan has three central planks: freeing up spectrum, promoting wireless infrastructure, and modernizing our regulations to promote more fiber deployment.

Making Waves Over Airwaves

Senate Commerce Committee leaders aren’t happy that the Senate Appropriations Committee stuck some controversial 5G directives in their Federal Communication Commission 

Microsoft Airband Nextlink Partnership Targets Rural Broadband in Six States

A partnership between Nextlink Internet and Microsoft aims to bring broadband to hundreds of rural communities in six states through the Microsoft Airband program.

FCC Should Take Efforts to Promote Tribal Access to Spectrum

In 2018, the GAO released a report related to spectrum use for broadband services by tribal entities and selected updates.

FCC Establishes First Two 5G Innovation Zones: NYC and Salt Lake City

The Federal Communications Commission announced the creation of its first two Innovation Zones, in New York City and Salt Lake City.

Wi-Fi Alliance Launches Wi-Fi Certified 6 Program

Promising a "new Wi-Fi era," the nonprofit Wi-Fi Alliance industry group launched the Wi-Fi Certified 6 program. The program aims to hold devices that use next-gen 802.11ax Wi-Fi radios to an established set of standards.

How Wi-Fi Almost Didn’t Happen

Wi-Fi officially launched 20 years ago, on September 15, 1999. There are many ways in which Wi-Fi might not have become ubiquitous, and instead HomeRF (home radio frequency) remained a competing standard.