Wireless Internet

New York Public Service Commission approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger

New York’s Public Service Commission has approved T-Mobile's acquisition of Sprint with some conditions related to jobs and benefits provided to employees in the fourth most populated state in the country. The state agency determined that the merg

Why T-Mobile Promises Not to Raise Prices for Faster 5G Mobile Service

T-Mobile’s pricing is under scrutiny as both federal and state regulators continue to evaluate its proposed merger with Sprint. CEO John Legere recently sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai pledging not to raise prices

Broadband 'Zero Rating' Actually Costs Customers More, Study Finds

The concept of “zero rating”—or the process of an internet service provider exempting certain content from broadband usage caps—has been controversial for several years now.

Tech and utilities clash over proposed FCC rule to allow unlicensed users to access the 6GHz band

The Federal Communications Commission recently proposed a new rule that will allow unlicensed users to access the 6 GHz band — a frequency on the radio spectrum — for Wi-Fi connectivity, causing a disagreement between broadband companies that woul

Net neutrality court case preview: Did FCC mess up by redefining broadband?

Oral arguments in the case against Ajit Pai's net neutrality repeal are scheduled for Feb 1, and net neutrality advocates are confident that they will be victorious. Courts generally give deference to FCC classifications, so Pai's opponents will h

Mayors Eye Two-Pronged Attack on FCC’s Preemptive 5G Order

Mayors expressed optimism  a new House bill could provide an alternative path to overturning a Federal Communications Commission order preempting local authority over fifth-generation wireless deployments. 

Sponsor: 

Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:00

This hearing will focus on key steps to maintain U.S. global leadership in next-generation communications technology,spectrum needs to accelerate deployment, and new applications and services consumers can expect with 5G deployments. The hearing will also examine current efforts to modernize infrastructure siting policies and the security of 5G networks.

Witnesses



Sponsor: 

Center for Democracy and Technology

Date: 
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 17:30 to 19:30

A talk with Susan Crawford on her new book, Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution and Why America Might Miss It. The book explores how fiber optic connections will enable virtual presence and dramatically change our daily lives and institutions, from agriculture to healthcare to education. Combining legal expertise with on-the-ground reporting, Crawford argues that the current providers of internet access in the U.S.



Sponsor: 

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

House Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 02/13/2019 - 10:00

In a stealth arms race over the 5G networks that will remake the internet, the US has been pressuring allies to freeze out Chinese companies

Over the past year, the United States has embarked on a stealthy, occasionally threatening, global campaign to prevent Huawei and other Chinese firms from participating in the most dramatic remaking of the plumbing that controls the internet since