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New Coalition Wants to Use 3.7 GHz Band for Fixed Wireless Broadband

The new Broadband Access Coalition is asking the FCC to add a licensed, point-to-multipoint fixed wireless service in the “underutilized” 3.7-4.2 GHz band, mainly used by fixed satellite services (FSS) operators. Mimosa Networks, the Wireless ISP Association and New … Subscribe to Read >>

Legislators Spar Over FCC Oversight, Net Neutrality at Broadband Data Hearing

House Communications Subcommittee Republicans and Democrats traded barbs Wednesday over the subcommittee's handling since the start of the 115th Congress of FCC oversight and debates over net neutrality and ISP privacy. Those comments were peppered throughout the committee's hearing … Subscribe to Read >>

State Reviews of FirstNet Plans Whir Into Motion

States are poring over FirstNet plans for the national public safety network, said state officials we surveyed after FirstNet and AT&T released such plans Monday (see 1706190072). States have 45 days to review the radio-access-network (RAN) plans and … Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Still Weighing New Rates for VRS and TRS, With End of Funding Year Nearing

The FCC is still considering how to address rates for video relay services and other telecom relay services, with the VRS/TRS funding year expiring June 30, parties to the proceeding told us. "As far as I can tell, they're … Subscribe to Read >>

Johnson Seeks Bipartisan Cybersecurity Solution as ITI CEO Calls Hearing 'First Step'

Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., told us he will seek a bipartisan answer to reduce duplicative and conflicting cybersecurity regulations and empower a central agency or individual to oversee that coordination with the private sector. "We've … Subscribe to Read >>

Clyburn Tries to Rally Net Neutrality Forces; Advocates Dispute ISP Investment Harm

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn urged net neutrality advocates to redouble efforts in the face of a "destroying internet freedom NPRM" to roll back Title II broadband regulation under the Communications Act. While Clyburn was heartened to see 5 million … Subscribe to Read >>

EC's Proposed E-Privacy Revamp Gets Mixed Reviews From Lawmakers, Stakeholders

EU electronic communications privacy rules would be extended to over-the-top players, machine-to-machine and IoT communications under a controversial European Commission proposal. The proposed ePrivacy Regulation (ePR) to replace the current law (Directive 2002/58/EC) is needed because of increasing … Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

Trump to Nominate Rosenworcel to Rejoin FCC

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jessica Rosenworcel to again be an FCC member, as expected (see our May 26 report), the White House said just before midnight last night. It noted that she was a commissioner from 2012 until January. … Read More >>

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