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FCC Auctions Additional Mid-Band Spectrum for 5G; Ajit Pai Quoted


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has freed up 280 megahertz of mid-band spectrum in the 3.7-3.98 gigahertz band for 5G networks. “By freeing up this wide swath of critical mid-band spectrum, the FCC is paving the way for Americans to receive fast 5G wireless services,” said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

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Reps. Frank Pallone, Greg Walden Seek FCC Support for Telecom Equipment Replacement Efforts

Telecom Equipment

Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr., D-N.J., and Greg Walden, R-Ore., have called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help small carriers plan equipment replacement efforts to comply with the Secure and Trusted Communications Network Act. Pallone and Walden serve as chairman and ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, respectively.

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FCC Rejects ZTE’s Petition to not be Declared a National Security Threat

Federal Communications

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to block Chinese company ZTE from contracts under the $8.3 billion Universal Service Fund, due to national security concerns. FCC said Tuesday its Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau denied ZTE's petition for reconsideration of being branded as a threat.

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FCC Creates Unified Satellite Station Licensing Framework

Unified Satellite

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has established an optional unified framework to simplify the agency's process of granting licenses for space and ground satellite stations. FAA said that commercial providers can apply for authorization to deploy earth and ground stations built to support satellite systems that operate above the 10 gigahertz band under a single license.

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House Committee Chairs Urge Federal Agencies to Observe Data Preservation Measures

Capitol Hill

More than 50 federal agencies have received communications from top House Democrats requesting their compliance with record and document preservation requirements as the representatives prepare for the presidential transition. In their letters to 53 agencies, the House committee chairs emphasized the government's obligation to save and archive any Congress-requested information "in a manner that is easily retrievable."

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FCC Changes Policy on Infrastructure Modifications to Support 5G Adoption


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has revised policy that governs the approval of wireless infrastructure modifications under the Spectrum Act of 2012. The revision allows infrastructure modifications to remain qualified as long as transmission equipment is not deployed at areas exceeding 30 feet beyond site boundaries. The commission executed this revision to support accelerated 5G implementation and facilitate equipment collocation.

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Ajit Pai on FCC’s Proposed Orbital Debris Rules, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

Ajit Pai

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said that FCC is in the process of reviewing comments from federal agencies and stakeholders in the private sector on the proposed orbital debris mitigation rules. Pai discussed FCC’s preparation for the C-band auction in December and explained the commission’s ruling on Ligado Networks’ application.

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FCC, USAID Sign Agreement on Int’l 5G Deployment; Ajit Pai Quoted

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed an agreement to drive U.S. efforts to deploy 5G connectivity to developing countries. FCC noted that it also seeks to update its regulations on 5G connectivity to ensure competitiveness in U.S. communications services.

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Glenn Woroch Named FCC Chief Economist; Ajit Pai Quoted

Glenn Woroch

Glenn Woroch, adjunct professor emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley, has joined the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to serve as chief economist for the next year. "I look forward to learning from his insights into various aspects of the Commission’s critical work," said Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC.

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