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House Lawmakers Introduce Telecom Supply Chain Security Bill

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislation that seeks to protect the U.S. telecommunication supply chain from foreign interference. The Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act would prohibit any organization from using federal funds to procure communications products or services that  might pose a national security threat to domestic networks.

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FCC Unveils Two Locations to Test Advanced Wireless Comms

The Federal Communications Commission has established innovation zones in Salt Lake City and New York City to experiment with newer wireless communication networks that include fifth-generation cellular technology. The National Science Foundation proposed the creation of the testing areas to help increase connectivity through wireless devices and services, FCC said Monday.

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FCC Updates Smallsat Licensing Process

The Federal Communications Commission unveiled an optional authorization process for small commercial satellite systems with certain characteristics. Operators of satellites that have a wet mass of not more than 396.8 pounds and are built to remain in orbit for a short time period will be eligible to skip the licesing process, FCC said Thursday.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Unveils Modernization Proposals

Ajit Pai, chairman at the Federal Communications Commission, has proposed two approaches to update and simplify the agency's procedures. Pai proposed that the agency should utilize written testimonies to speed up hearing processes, FCC said Monday

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