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FCC Change to Pirate Radio Enforcement Reporting Accompanied by Uptick In Violations

An apparent increase in FCC announcements of pirate radio enforcement action partially stems from a minor procedural change, but is also the result of increased commission action against pirates, said industry and agency officials in interviews. The FCC and … Subscribe to Read >>

Spectrum Above 95 GHz Getting Its Place in the Regulatory Sun

The FCC is starting to look at the future use of spectrum above 95 GHz, which some had urged years ago (see 1510060037). Office of Engineering and Technology Chief Julius Knapp said last week at the Commerce Spectrum … Subscribe to Read >>

BDAC Eyes Nov. 9 for Initial Proposals; Working Groups Seen on Different Timetables

The FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee is targeting Nov. 9 to consider initial recommendations to the agency, with more work expected after that, committee members said Friday at an FCBA event. BDAC's five working groups are to report … Subscribe to Read >>

Heavy Launchers Coming, but Satellite Demand Is Less Clear

While launch companies pursue a new generation of super-sized launchers aimed at everything from military to non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) markets, there's no clear idea how interested the commercial satellite industry might be. But launch and satellite industry experts … Subscribe to Read >>

Stakeholders Seek Another Round of gTLDs

Registrations in the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) may be a small percentage of total domain registrations, but registries are pushing for a new round and there's no reason that shouldn't happen, ICANN stakeholders told us. The question of … Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

O'Rielly Sees Title II Rollback, Hopes to Work with Rosenworcel on 5.9 GHz

To change his mind on the need for a rollback of FCC Communications Act Title II regulation of the internet, Commissioner Mike O'Rielly would need to see evidence of real, not hypothetical, harm to consumers, substantive data evincing the need, or a showing of precedential or statutory obligations, he said in an interview on C-SPAN's The Communicators set to be televised starting Saturday. Once the agency is done later this month with receiving comments (see 1708170039) on the proposed rollback, "I'll wait to see if anyone makes a compelling case," he said. … Read More >>

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