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FCC Launches Investigation Into Cellphone Companies
Telecom
FCC Launches Investigation Into Cellphone Companies
2022-08-25 19:55:47
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is launching an investigation into how the country’s top cellphone providers use geolocation data. “Our mobile phones know a lot about us. That means carriers know who we are, who we call, and where... Read More

Telecom
FCC Asks Congress for Universal Service Fund Reform
2022-08-16 17:51:25
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is asking Congress to help reform how it collects money to expand and provide telecom services to every American. The reason? The Universal Service Fund is stuck in a “death spiral,” according to FCC... Read More

Telecom
Geolocation Sought for National Suicide Hotline
2022-05-24 21:44:55
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — As telecom and mental health professionals across the country prep for a new national suicide prevention number, one hurdle persists: locating people who call or text the hotline. Time is critical when people call local and national suicide... Read More

Telecom
Aviation Industry, Wireless Providers Clash Over 5G Cellular Expansion
2021-11-12 15:34:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Days before President Joe Biden is set to sign the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law, a coalition of aviation entities is seeking to put the brakes on a key element of the package —  the expansion of 5G... Read More

Telecom
FCC Continues to Ramp Up Broadband Connectivity Efforts
2021-11-11 16:38:09
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission announced on Wednesday that it is ready to authorize over $700 million for 26 states in broadband funding. This marks the fourth and largest wave of funding from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. The... Read More

Broadband
Boeing Close to Approval for Broadband Satellite Array
2021-10-12 14:28:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission is poised to consider an application from Boeing to launch and run an array of broadband satellites. Acting FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel circulated a proposal for voting on Boeing’s application last week. Industry watchers... Read More

Telecom
Charter Communications Rolls Out $30M Initiative to Boost Community Centers
2021-09-20 20:02:57
by Dan McCue

STAMFORD, Conn. – Charter Communications, Inc., has launched a five-year, $30 million initiative to revitalize community centers in rural and urban areas, and invest in job training programs in underserved communities across the 41 states it serves. By 2025, the... Read More

Think Tanks
Tech Hubs Can Ignite Economic Growth And Create Inclusion, Speakers Argue
2021-07-15 13:07:50
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON- Legislators want to jolt tech-related economic growth outside of the coastal regions, and according to speakers at a panel event this week, doing so would help ensure American relevance on the global market while lessening some of the inequality... Read More

Technology
Biden Tasks FCC With Restoring Net Neutrality with Executive Order
2021-07-14 18:44:12
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden issued a far-reaching executive order promoting competition in the American economy last week, one provision of which encourages the Federal Communications Commission to restore net neutrality rules undone by the Trump administration. Net neutrality refers... Read More

Telecom
Bipartisan Bill Aims to Prevent China from Threatening Telecom Networks
2021-07-01 15:04:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Legislation intended to prevent China from threatening U.S. telecom networks was front and center Wednesday during a meeting of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Introduced by House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. and... Read More

Technology
Public-Private Partnerships, Accurate Maps Should Drive US Broadband Deployment
2021-06-10 23:36:23
by Victoria Turner

In South Carolina, the state government is matching broadband service providers dollar-for-dollar if they build out networks to the identified unserved areas, said Andrew Rein, chief financial officer of telecommunications provider Hargray, Wednesday. And the need for accurately mapping these... Read More

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