Wireless Telecommunications

Communication at a distance, especially the electronic transmission of signals via cell phones

Rep Tlaib, Democratic Representatives urge regulators to block T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Rep Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is leading a group of progressive Democratic Representatives in calling on regulators to block the proposed $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, arguing that the deal will hurt workers and the low-income consume

Phone numbers are the new Social Security numbers

Cellphone numbers have become a primary way for tech companies like Facebook to uniquely identify users and secure accounts, in some ways becoming a proxy for a national ID.

Oregon lawmakers eye cellphone fee to pay for rural broadband

As internet speeds continue to lag in rural parts of the state, Oregon lawmakers are contemplating a new fee on cellphone service to help pay for expanded broadband in remote and underserved communities.

President Trump reelection campaign clarifies 5G policy after catching administration off guard

The President Donald Trump re-election campaign sparked widespread confusion inside the Trump administration and the cellular wireless industry March 1 when it advocated for a nationwide "wholesale" 5G network, which is 180 degrees from official W

Trump reelection campaign pushes government intervention on 5G

President Donald Trump's reelection team is backing a controversial plan to give the government a role in managing America's next-generation 5G wireless networks — bucking the free market consensus view of his own administration and sparking wirel

Georgia Senate passes small-cell wireless broadband bill

The Georgia state senate unanimously passed a bill Feb 25 aimed at making it easier for telecommunications companies to extend small-cell wireless broadband, the latest iteration of the technology, along public rights of way.

Chairman Pai Remarks on 5G at Mobile World Congress Latin American Roundtable

By now, most of you have already had two days of non-stop talk about 5G. So, I was trying to think of a way to mix things up—to keep it fresh. And I came up with an idea. I will deliver my remarks in Spanish.

New York City Tries to Even Out Access to Wireless Networks

Companies hunting for space to place wireless equipment in New York City snapped up the rights to street lamps and traffic lights dotting Fifth Avenue in the heart of Manhattan in 2013.

U.S. Officials Press Allies to Exclude Huawei From 5G Networks

Officials from the US State Department and the Federal Communications Commission outlined their campaign to exclude Huawei from allies’ next generation communications networks, calling the Chinese equipment-maker “duplicitous and deceitful”.

Sponsor: 

Institute for Technology Law and Policy

Georgetown Law

Date: 
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:00 to 14:00

A debate & panel discussion with leading proponents and opponents of the deal

Debate

The Hon. Robert McDowell, Cooley LLP
David Goodfriend, The Goodfriend Group

Panel

Seth Bloom, Bloom Stategic Counsel
The Hon. Mignon Clyburn, Former FCC Commissioner
Yosef Getachew, Common Cause
Ben Moncrief, C Spire
Moderator: Alexandra Givens, Georgetown Institute for Tech Law & Policy