Tag Archives: Ajit Pai

FCC Seeks Feedback on $3.2B Emergency Broadband Discount Program

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a request for comment on the agency’s plans to launch a $3.2 billion program aimed at providing discounted broadband services to low-income Americans. The agency will direct participating telecommunications providers to provide a monthly discount of up to $50 for eligible households. Tribal lands will be eligible for up to $75 in monthly slashed rates

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FCC to Announce Awardees for $100M Teleheath Pilot Program; Brendan Carr Quoted

Brendan Carr

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has begun reviewing applications for its three-year, $100 million initiative focused on providing telehealth support for low-income individuals and veterans. FCC said Monday that it is now slated to conclude the voting process for the Connected Care Pilot Program after closing applications for the initiative on Dec. 7th.

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

5G

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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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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FCC Unveils Draft Proposal for 5G Spectrum Availability; Ajit Pai Quoted

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a draft proposal regarding a spectrum considered for use with commercial 5G. The proposal highlights efforts to have the 3.45-3.55 gigahertz spectrum ready for 5G implementation across the country. Pai's proposal supports FCC's planned 5G implementation alongside other efforts. 

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