By: Laurel Duggan The FCC has released a letter urging governors to recognize communications laborers—including cable operators, TV and radio broadcasters, and satellite providers—as essential to the pandemic response. The letter, written by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Chris Krebs, asks that states prioritize communications personnel…
The plan calls for the spectrum to be distributed through a public auction, which Chairman Pai has proposed be held on December 8 of this year.
On November 20, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the FCC will propose to allow unlicensed use in the 5.9 gigahertz (GHz) band.
On November 19, 2019, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed that the FCC “begin a rulemaking to establish 988 as a new, nationwide, three-digit phone number for a suicide prevention and mental health hotline.”
While it is not the outcome that we advocated for, we hope the public auction will be able to avoid bureaucratic roadblocks throughout the notice and comment period to be finalized before the end of 2020.
“Henry Ford reportedly said that if he asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses,” he said.
On Tuesday, November 4, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai spoke at a Council on Foreign Relations event on securing digital supply chains.
By approving the T-Mobile/Sprint merger today, the Federal Communications Commission is helping to bridge the digital divide and establish the United States as the global leader in 5G technology.
Later this month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider new rules to help first responders more accurately locate callers in multi-story buildings.