Wireless Internet

If China Dominates 5G, It Will Control the Future

The US needs a positive alternative to the Chinese 5G model, and it needs to put it forward right now, before or during Barcelona. If we don’t, this year’s Mobile World Congress risks turning into a victory lap for Huawei and Beijing.

AT&T Gives 3G Service Three Years to Live

AT&T plans to stop providing service to devices that use third-generation wireless technology in early 2022 as it makes room for more powerful standards.

Sponsor: 

Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition 

Date: 
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 15:00

"Window of Opportunity" will shine a light on the immense potential of the Educational Broadband Service (EBS) to address rural broadband access in even the most remote areas. The event includes an expert panel of current EBS license-holders and other groups using EBS to end the homework gap and digital divide as well as educators, rural Tribal Nations, and commercial partners seeking access to new EBS licenses. Panelists will share their success stories, and discuss how policymakers can enable others to follow suit:



‘These maps are bogus’: US lawmakers tear into telecom execs over spotty rural coverage

Members of Congress are fed up with the state of cellphone coverage in the United States and they weren’t afraid to lodge their complaints personally — with the leaders of some of the country’s biggest wireless networks. As Sprint and T-Mobile wen

Disrupting Rural Wireless

In January 2018, T-Mobile acquired Iowa Wireless Services (iWireless), a regional carrier that provided postpaid and prepaid wireless service to approximately 75,000 customers in Iowa, western Illinois, and eastern Nebraska. Prior to the acquisiti

FCC Releases Report on E-Rate Category 2 Budgets

Since 1998, the E-Rate program (more formally known as the schools and libraries universal support mechanism) has provided support for connectivity to and within schools and libraries.

Sponsor: 

House Judiciary Committee

Date: 
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:00

Fight heats up over T-Mobile's $26 billion deal with Sprint

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint executive chairman Marcelo Claure will pitch their companies' $26 billion merger before Congress, hoping to ease lawmaker's concerns about wireless competition while pushing the tie-up as a key part of the natio

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