Tag Archives: broadband network

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

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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 Issues Requirements for FirstNet Opt-Out States

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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

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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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