Tag Archives: broadband network

FCC Issues Requirements for FirstNet Opt-Out States

The Federal Communications Commission has defined standards that the agency will use to assess broadband networks of U.S. states that are opting out of the First Responder Network Authority’s national public safety network, MeriTalk reported Thursday. FCC will evaluate states’ requests to use their own networks through a two-pronged review system. The agency …

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FCC Wants Mobile App to Collect Network Data

The Federal Communications Commission plans to develop a mobile application with the goal of collecting Internet network data, Federal Times reported Tuesday. Andy Medici writes the FCC will collaborate with more than 500,000 Americans to collect data on broadband network coverage and signal strength as part of efforts to forge …

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NIST to Revamp Communications Network

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking to revamp its wireless communication capabilities used by first responders and emergency workers, Fedscoop reported. NIST will see a $300 million boost in funding in conjunction with the Middle Class Tax relief and Job Creation Act, signed into law by President …

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