Tag Archives: Federal Communications Commission

FCC Creates Unified Satellite Station Licensing Framework

Unified Satellite

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has established an optional unified framework to simplify the agency's process of granting licenses for space and ground satellite stations. FAA said that commercial providers can apply for authorization to deploy earth and ground stations built to support satellite systems that operate above the 10 gigahertz band under a single license.

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FCC Changes Policy on Infrastructure Modifications to Support 5G Adoption

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has revised policy that governs the approval of wireless infrastructure modifications under the Spectrum Act of 2012. The revision allows infrastructure modifications to remain qualified as long as transmission equipment is not deployed at areas exceeding 30 feet beyond site boundaries. The commission executed this revision to support accelerated 5G implementation and facilitate equipment collocation.

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

Ajit Pai

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, USAID Sign Agreement on Int’l 5G Deployment; Ajit Pai Quoted

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed an agreement to drive U.S. efforts to deploy 5G connectivity to developing countries. FCC noted that it also seeks to update its regulations on 5G connectivity to ensure competitiveness in U.S. communications services.

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Glenn Woroch Named FCC Chief Economist; Ajit Pai Quoted

Glenn Woroch

Glenn Woroch, adjunct professor emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley, has joined the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to serve as chief economist for the next year. "I look forward to learning from his insights into various aspects of the Commission’s critical work," said Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC.

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FCC Modifies Screening Process for Foreign Companies Interested in U.S. Telecom Market

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will implement changes to improve the screening process for foreigner-owned companies that want to operate in the U.S. telecommunications market. The new changes aim to boost the timeliness and transparency of the process through which agencies review the applications of these companies, FCC said Wednesday.

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President Trump Eyes Nomination of Nathan Smington as FCC Member

White House

President Trump plans to nominate Nathan Simington, senior adviser at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), to serve as a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). As part of his current role, Simington oversees supply chains, U.S. 5G security and the American Broadband Initiative, the White House said Tuesday.

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FCC Identifies Telecom Carriers Using Huawei, ZTE Equipment in Networks; Ajit Pai Quoted

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has identified telecommunications carriers and their affiliates that have reported using equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE in their networks and found that removing or replacing those equipment could cost all identified service providers about $1.8 billion.

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USDA, HHS, FCC Sign Memorandum for Rural Health Program; Sonny Perdue Quoted

Rural Health Program

The Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have signed an agreement to maintain the delivery of health services to rural areas in the U.S. amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rural Telehealth Initiative aims to market broadband services and address health and service provider gaps

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FCC Raises $4.6B in First 5G Mid-Band Spectrum Auction; Ajit Pai Quoted

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has wrapped up the first mid-band spectrum auction for 5G networks and raised approximately $4.6 billion in gross bids. Auction 105 freed up 70 megahertz of spectrum in the 3,550-3,650 MHz band and enabled bidders to secure more than 91.1 percent of available 22,631 priority access licenses.

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