FCC

Where is the Final FCC Nomination?

By: Katie McAuliffe The Federal Communications Commission has been without a permanent Chair or a nomination for a fifth commissioner 250 days into Biden’s presidency. With limited days left in this session of Congress, the possibility of republican commissioners controlling the FCC during a democrat presidency becomes increasingly likely.  How…

Digital Liberty Supports Marketing Opportunities for Connected Devices

You might not realize that all connected devices go through a pretty strict testing process to ensure there isn’t any harmful interference with other devices that also use spectrum to communicate. Because of outdated rules manufactures product launches have been seriously delayed. Rather than being able to have test products,…

FCC Votes to Uphold The Restoring Internet Freedom Order

By Noah Vehafric Today the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in support of an order that would uphold their original Restoring Internet Freedom Order after it was reviewed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.   The Restoring Internet Freedom (RIF) Order was the FCC’s…

FCC: Four Years of Realized Opportunities

It is normal procedure for the Federal Communications Commission to appear before House and Senate Committees, but the blatant politicization is unacceptable. With the title of the hearing being “Trump FCC: Four Years of Lost Opportunities,” we all know this is a set up for political grandstanding. The title is…

FCC Takes Action to Expand Access and Investment in the 4.9 GHz Band

By: Noah Vehafric The FCC published a proposed order today that would promote development of the underused 4.9 GHz band by allowing individual State governments to license portions of the band to third party users for commercial, infrastructure, or other purposes  This marks a change from a 2002 decision by the FCC which announced that the…

FCC Tackles Excessive Costs for Prison Phone Calls

By: Katie McAuliffe   While much of America zeros in on policing tactics in the wake of George Floyd’s death, there are many other aspects of our criminal justice system that require reform. Exorbitant rates and fees on phone calls to loved ones in prison is an issue the Federal…

FCC has Spectrum Policy Right

RE: Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet hearing: The State of U.S. Spectrum Policy Dear Senators, Ahead of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet hearing on the state of U.S. spectrum policy, I would like to offer comments supporting the Federal Communications Commission’s 5G FAST…

C-Band is Vital in Race to 5G

By: Laurel Duggan The Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet will be hearing expert testimony on the state of U.S. spectrum policy this week. Central to the conversation on spectrum policy is C-band, a mid-band spectrum that will be vital to the buildout of 5G in the United…