The Federal Communications Commission intends to allot $20B in funds to support the fielding of high-speed broadband networks in rural areas.Read More »
Francisco Salguero has been named the new chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, succeeding John Skudlarek, who held the position on an acting basis following the departure of Christine Calvosa in May.
Salguero joins the commission after spending 14 years at the Department of Agriculture where he most recently served as deputy CIO and oversaw the department's $2B information technology portfolio, FCC said Monday.Read More »
The Federal Communications Commission has banned the use of funds from its $8.5B Universal Service Fund to buy telecommunications products from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE over concerns that they pose threats to U.S. national security.Read More »
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said FCC plans to put the 280 megahertz of the C-band spectrum up for public auction to support 5G connectivity.Read More »
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has introduced proposed rules aimed at safeguarding U.S. communication networks from national security threats.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »