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FCC denies RDOF funding for Starlink, LTD Broadband

Starlink had won projects worth nearly $900 million; LTD was the biggest winning bidder in the RDOF auction Starlink and LTE Broadband have lost federal subsidies worth more than $2 billion, after the Federal Communications Commission rejected their respective applications to provide high-speed broadband services...

FCC commits additional funding to close the ‘homework gap’

FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel coined the term 'homework gap' in 2012 to describe the difficulty millions of students have when completing online school assignments The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week announced additional funding for digital student services totaling more than $77 million. The funds are...

FCC cracks down on vehicle warranty robocalls

The ten most dreaded words in the English language: "We are trying to reach you about your vehicle warranty." But the Federal Communications Commission says it has identified the people behind more than 8 billion of those auto warranty scam calls in the past...

FCC proposes penalty against Verizon for telecom accessibility rule violation

A customer with disabilities filed a complaint with the FCC, alleging that the Verizon Premium Visual Voicemail violated accessibility rules Last week, The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Enforcement Bureau proposed slapping Verizon with $100,000 fine for reportedly failing to provide the Bureau with critical information...

FCC reconsidering wireless resiliency rules

There is bipartisan support at the Federal Communications Commission for making voluntary rules around network resiliency into enforceable ones. FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel is circulating new draft rules that are aimed at helping to reduce cellular network outages after natural disasters, largely by codifying an...

Dish Wireless buildout reaches 20% of US population

Dish Wireless confirmed Wednesday that its 5G greenfield network now reaches 20% of the U.S. population, meeting an FCC-imposed deadline.

FCC proposes faster speeds for rural broadband program

The Federal Communications Commission is considering modifying the rules for one of its high-cost rural broadband deployment programs to support 100/20 Mbps service. The agency has opened public comment on a proposal that would increase available support to some of the smallest, most rural...

#TBT: Appealing net neutrality; AT&T moves into SDN; Verizon buys AOL … this week in 2015

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on those sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Industry appeals FCC's...

#TBT: Wheeler tapped to head FCC; Clearwire moves closer to acquisition; What’s next for T-Mo? … this week in 2013

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on those sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Wheeler nominated to...

FCC authorizes another $200 million for RDOF deployments

The Federal Communications Commission has authorized nearly $200 million from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund for broadband deployments in 26 states and the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. territory. The agency said that the funding, which will be extended over the next 10 years,...

FCC kicks off new examination of wireless receivers

The Federal Communications Commission has formally begun a proceeding to gather information about wireless receiver performance, and how it might encourage better performance in wireless receivers—an effort that has bipartisan support on the commission, and which could represent a turning point for the design...

What is Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) in Wi-Fi 7?

Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) is a spectrum use coordination system designed specifically for 6 GHz operation In order for unlicensed Wi-Fi 7 (or 802.11be) devices to play nice in the 6 GHz band with the licensed users already occupying that band, the Federal Communications...

FCC adds Kaspersky, Chinese carriers to national security threat list

FCC said that equipment and services provided by these three firms pose a threat to national security in the U.S. The Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau added equipment and services from Russian firm Kaspersky Lab, and Chinese operators China Telecom (Americas),...

FCC revokes US operations of another Chinese telecom company

The Federal Communications Commission has revoked the ability of another telecom company, Pacific Networks and its subsidiary ComNet, to operate in the U.S., after determining that the Chinese-owned companies pose a national security risk. The company primarily offers retail calling card services to U.S....

As Rakuten Symphony tunes its brand, former FCC chair joins board

Former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai joins Rakuten Symphony Board of Directors Rakuten Symphony, the evolution of the Rakuten Communications Platform, has an anchor client in new German market entrant 1&1, has spelled out its goal to address a $100 billion market, and hit Mobile World...

‘We need mid-band deployment at scale,’ Rosenworcel says; 2.5 GHz auction ahead in July

Rosenworcel says she will propose a new look at standards for receivers as well as transmitters The Federal Communications Commission will increase the available midband spectrum in the United States by auctioning 2.5 GHz spectrum this coming July, and follow that up with continued work...

Amid a robocall crackdown, the FCC proposes its largest-ever fine

The Federal Communications Commission continues its fight against robocalls, with several recent actions that include its largest-ever proposed fine against a Florida-based robocalling operation, a crackdown on service providers who have allegedly not lived up to their commitments to implementing the STIR/SHAKEN call authentication...

FCC releases more details on rip-and-replace requests, extends review period

The Federal Communications Commission has released the list of eligible applicants who have requested federal funding to remove and replace equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE, which have been banned from U.S. telecom networks based on national security concerns. Based on initial review...

The FCC is looking for more mid-band spectrum: It must use its authority to unleash 12 GHz for 5G when we need it most (Reader Forum)

In the past year, the growing demand to open America’s airwaves for 5G and next-generation connectivity has only increased, bringing national attention to spectrum’s role in closing the digital divide and solidifying global telecommunications leadership. Yet, as demand has increased, the availability of much-needed...

Another $361 million in emergency broadband funding heads out the door

The Federal Communications Commission has made another $361 million in funding commitments, in a seventh wave of funding for the Emergency Connectivity Fund for schools and libraries. The program has committed funds for nearly $4.2 billion to date. This round will fund more than 313,000...

Senate confirms Jessica Rosenworcel to chair the FCC

Rosenworcel's FCC advocacy has focused on expanding broadband access among other priorities The U.S. Senate today voted 68 to 31 to confirm Jessica Rosenworcel as the first female chair of the FCC, and the first official chair of the regulatory body under the Biden Administration....

China Telecom told to cease US operations next month

A federal appeals court last week declined China Telecom’s emergency bid to halt a U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order withdrawing its capability to provide telecommunications services in the United States. According to a Reuters report, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District Columbia...

FCC revokes China Telecom America’s authorization to operate in U.S.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an order which effectively ends China Telecom Americas’ ability to provide domestic interstate and international telecommunications services within the U.S. In a release, the FCC noted that its order directs China Telecom Americas to discontinue any domestic or international...

3.45 GHz auction nears $21 billion

After a surge in bids last week, the 3.45 GHz spectrum auction has continued to steadily add to its bid total this week at a slower pace and after 68 rounds, stands at $20.77 billion. After 50 rounds, the auction total was at $18.7 billion,...

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