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FCC, FTC tout robocall enforcement

January 31, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission said that a an ongoing joint effort to undermine and reduce spam and scam robocalls is bearing fruit. The two agencies have been jointly focusing on robocall enforcement; the FTC calls […]


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‘Each year without an auction … digs the US deeper into a hole’: CTIA presses for FCC auction authority, speedy execution on spectrum plans

January 22, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

The United States’ leadership in spectrum policy, 5G and reaping the economic benefits of the most advanced mobile networks are in jeopardy and have to get back on track, CTIA’s president and CEO says in a strongly worded new blog […]


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FCC warns that ACP faces wind-down without more funding

January 9, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

As Congress works to hash out a federal budget, the Federal Communications Commission is warning that the Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides monthly subsidies to help American families pay for broadband services, will have to end unless it receives an […]


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Three Ireland launches 5G SA technology with Ericsson

December 22, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

It literally took an act of Congress, but T-Mobile US will get access to the licenses the carrier won in 2022. President Joe Biden has signed the 5G SALE Act, giving temporary authorization to the Federal Communications Commission to process […]


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Congress passes bill that would get T-Mo its 2.5 GHz licenses

December 13, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Congress has passed a bill that would enable T-Mobile US and other winners in the most recent auction of 2.5 GHz licenses to take ownership of spectrum licenses that were acquired during a 2022 auction but have been in processing […]


Technology, Wireless

What does global Wi-Fi 6 and 6E adoption look like?

November 17, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Wi-Fi 6, or IEEE 802.11ax, was certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance in the fall of 2019, and unlike past upgrades, this generation highlighted efficiency by introducing multi-user concepts, rather than focusing solely on faster speeds and bigger channels. Then, the […]


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The FCC wants to increase minimum broadband speeds to 100/20 Mbps

November 6, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

How fast should internet access be, to be considered “broadband”? The Federal Communications Commission wants to increase the minimum required speed for broadband, which it currently considers to be at least 25 Mbps upstream and 3 Mbps downstream, to 100/20 […]


Technology, Wireless

FCC okays E-Rate funds to equip school busses with Wi-Fi

October 26, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Federal E-Rate funds can be used to outfit school busses with Wi-Fi access points, the Federal Communications Commission has declared. The declaratory ruling was supported by the Commission’s three Democrats, and opposed by its two Republicans. Commissioners Brendan Carr and […]


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FCC sets deadline for broadband consumer labeling

October 11, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission has laid out the deadlines for broadband service providers to put in place new consumer labeling that, much like nutrition labeling, is meant to give consumers a thorough and standardized view of broadband services so that […]


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FCC—finally—has a full house

September 7, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Three years into the Biden administration, the Federal Communications Commission finally has all five seats filled. The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to confirm telecom law and policy veteran Anna Gomez as an FCC Commissioner. “Congratulations to Anna Gomez on […]


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FCC gives go-ahead for AFC trials at 6 GHz

August 29, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission has given the green light on testing for Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) systems in the 6 GHz band, which the Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) called “a significant and material step towards the opening of the 6 […]


Technology, Wireless

WInnForum and Wi-Fi Alliance Submit 6 GHz AFC Specifications to FCC

June 23, 2023

Via: The Fast Mode

The Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) and Wi-Fi Alliance have yesterday jointly presented the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with the complete package of specifications and test plans for the 6 GHz Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) system. Delivery of this package is […]


Technology, Wireless

FCC Explores 42 GHz Spectrum Band Sharing for Small Businesses

June 9, 2023

Via: Network Computing

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) met yesterday with industry members to consider ways to open spectrum in the 42 GHz band that would provide small businesses and service providers access through spectrum band sharing on a traditional licensed and […]


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FCC Allocates $21 Million in Emergency Connectivity Funding for Schools and Libraries

May 1, 2023

Via: The Fast Mode

The Federal Communications Commission today announced it is committing nearly $21 million in a new funding round through the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program, which provides digital services for students in communities across the country. Today’s funding commitment supports applications from […]


Technology, Wireless

Taking a Slice Out of Private Wireless Networks

April 25, 2023

Via: Network Computing

Private wireless is quickly infiltrating enterprise networks everywhere. For the first time, companies now have direct access to new shared cellular spectrum, made available by the FCC and other telecom regulatory bodies around the world, to own and operate their […]


Technology, Wireless

FCC Creates New Space Bureau to Fuel Satellite Industry Expansion

April 12, 2023

Via: Network Computing

Acknowledging that its policies and processes could not keep pace with a burgeoning satellite services sector, the FCC Tuesday launched a new entity dubbed the Space Bureau, designed to meet the needs of the next Space Age. What is the […]


Security

Battle could be brewing over new FCC data breach reporting rules

April 11, 2023

Via: CSO Online

On January 6, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to update its data breach reporting rules for telecommunications carriers. “The law requires carriers to protect sensitive consumer information but, given the increase […]


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T-Mo’s Neville Ray gives a network run-down

March 30, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

T-Mobile US has already “effectively achieved” its network-related commitments made to the Federal Communications Commission as part of the conditions on its merger with Sprint, says the carrier’s President of Technology Neville Ray. In a video posted to Twitter, Ray […]


Software, Technology

FCC proposes framework for space-mobile collaboration

March 20, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

With interest in integration of satellite and terrestrial networks on the rise in order to provide ubiquitous coverage, the Federal Communications Commission has proposed a new regulatory framework meant to support collaborations between satellite and wireless terrestrial network operators. “We […]


Technology, Wireless

Cisco selects Federated Wireless AFC system for Wi-Fi 6E APs

February 27, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Cisco has announced that it will integrate Federated Wireless’ Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) solution into its wireless 6 GHz-capable access points. The pair said the collaboration will help bring Wi-Fi 6E capabilities to enterprises in markets around the world. The […]