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Bedoya and Sohn Nominations Remain Stalled

By Rich Sill  The Senate Commerce Committee deadlocked once again at 14-14 on the questions of whether to move the nominations of Gigi Sohn and Alvaro Bedoya to the Senate floor for a confirmation vote. To proceed, the full Senate must vote to discharge the stalled nominations from the committee; a whole host of hurdles…

Second Hearing for FCC Nominee Gigi Sohn Raises Concerns

by Rich Sill The Senate Commerce Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held an unusual second hearing on the nomination of Gigi B. Sohn to be a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday, February 9th. The first took place in December 2021, but new information concerning a recusal agreement…

FCC Adds “Broadband Nutritional Labels,” Removes China Unicom

By Rich Sill  The Federal Communications Commission held an open meeting on January 27th to vote on several proposed new rules.  The first item on the agenda was to require broadband companies to provide important information to customers before they purchase broadband. This information includes prices, data speed, and data allowances. Broadband companies would present this information…

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 Because of outdated rules manufactures product launches have been seriously delayed.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…