The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) leader plans to invest $200 million in telehealth services for health care providers working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. FCC said Monday that its potential COVID-19 Telehealth Program, endorsed by Chairman Ajit Pai, would help health care providers remotely treat COVID-19 patients with reduced infection risk.Read More »
The Senate has approved a bipartisan bill to protect U.S. telecommunication networks from foreign adversaries. The Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 would bar the Federal Communications Commission from offering subsidies with regard to the maintenance and acquisition of telecommunications services or equipment from untrusted vendors.Read More »
The Federal Communications Commission has started collecting information from telecommunications firms receiving Universal Service funds with regard to their use of services and equipment from Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE in their networks.Read More »
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 »