The Federal Communications Commission issued a draft order that would free up the L-band spectrum to facilitate the deployment of 5G, broadband communications and other wireless services, C4ISRNET reported Thursday.Read More »
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The Departments of Justice, Defense, Homeland Security and other agencies within the executive branch have called on the Federal Communications Commission to cancel the authorization of China Telecom to offer telecommunications services in the U.S.Read More »
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has announced his support for the Trump administration’s creation of a committee responsible for evaluating foreign entities operating in the U.S. telecommunications sector.Read More »
The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) leader plans to invest $200 million in telehealth services for health care providers working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. FCC said Monday that its potential COVID-19 Telehealth Program, endorsed by Chairman Ajit Pai, would help health care providers remotely treat COVID-19 patients with reduced infection risk.Read More »
Viasat Adheres to FCC’s “Keep Americans Connected Pledge in Lieu of COVID-19 Outbreak; Mark Dankberg Quoted”
Viasat Inc. has announced today its commitment to meet the FCC's "Keep Americans Connected" pledge and will work with its residential and small business customers to keep them connected, lessening potential health and economic impacts associated with the coronavirus, the company announced on Monday.Read More »
The Federal Communications Commission has started collecting information from telecommunications firms receiving Universal Service funds with regard to their use of services and equipment from Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE in their networks.Read More »
The Federal Communications Commission intends to allot $20B in funds to support the fielding of high-speed broadband networks in rural areas.Read More »
CenturyLink has announced its support for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) approval of the ten-year, $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, the company announced on Thursday. The order will design a course for the future of broadband support through the FCC’s Universal Service Fund program.Read More »
Francisco Salguero has been named the new chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, succeeding John Skudlarek, who held the position on an acting basis following the departure of Christine Calvosa in May.
Salguero joins the commission after spending 14 years at the Department of Agriculture where he most recently served as deputy CIO and oversaw the department's $2B information technology portfolio, FCC said Monday.Read More »
The Federal Communications Commission has banned the use of funds from its $8.5B Universal Service Fund to buy telecommunications products from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE over concerns that they pose threats to U.S. national security.Read More »