High-Stakes Broadband Drama at FCC as CTIA, CCA Float Compromise CBRS Proposal, But WISPA Begs to Differ

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Two organizations representing mobile wireless service providers have sent a letter to the FCC with what they called a “compromise proposal” for the planned auction of citizens band radio service (CBRS) licenses in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band. The compromise CBRS proposal comes from CTIA...Learn More

FCC Takes First Steps Toward C-Band Shared Spectrum with Possible Implications for CBRS

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As stakeholders continue to debate the fate of CBRS band spectrum, the FCC yesterday took the first steps toward opening spectrum in the neighboring C-band for use on a shared basis with existing license holders that use the spectrum for fixed satellite service (FSS). Wireless...Learn More

5G Spectrum Auction Plans Come Into Focus with FCC 28 GHz & 24 GHz Proposals

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The FCC today proposed to begin conducting an auction of spectrum in the 28 GHz band on November 14. A 24 GHz auction would commence as soon as the 28 GHz auction is completed. Both spectrum bands are considered well suited for fifth-generation 5G wireless...Learn More

FCC Tackles Rural Carrier Issues Including Business Data Services, Call Completion

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The FCC took action today on three issues impacting rural carriers. At today’s monthly FCC meeting, the commission adopted new call completion rules and proposed others. In addition, the commission proposed to deregulate business data services provided by certain rate-of-return (ROR) carriers and proposed to...Learn More

Behind the T-Mobile $40 Million Rural Call Completion Settlement

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T-Mobile has agreed to pay $40 million into the U.S. Treasury and has admitted to violating FCC call completion rules in rural areas. The T-Mobile rural call completion settlement also will require the company to establish a compliance plan. T-Mobile Rural Call Completion Settlement For...Learn More

CWA: 14K Workers Are Prepared to Strike Against AT&T

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AT&T contracts with AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy workers expired over the weekend and the Communications Workers of America union, which represents the workers, said workers are prepared for an AT&T strike if progress at the bargaining table is not made. The contracts cover 14,000...Learn More

O’Rielly: RUS Should Consult with the FCC on $600 Million Rural Broadband Pilot

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When it comes to federal rural broadband funding, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly wants to make sure the left hand knows what the right hand is doing. Now that Congress has allocated $600 million in new funding to the Rural Utilities Service for a RUS rural...Learn More

AT&T Panel: ONAP, NIST, DHS, AI Cited as Resources for Managing New Cybersecurity Risks Related to 5G

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With the advent of 5G will come new security issues, which in turn will raise new policy issues, explained a panel of 5G security policy experts on a webinar organized by AT&T yesterday. Participants in the webinar, titled “Promoting Standards and Security for Next-Generation 5G...Learn More

Ohio Broadband Grants Would Total $50M Annually, Joins Growing State Level Focus on Broadband

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Ohio could be the next state to implement a broadband grant program if a bill that passed the state House of Representatives this week becomes law. The proposed Ohio broadband grants would total up to $50 million annually to cover some of the costs of...Learn More

RWA: FCC Proposal to Ban Certain Equipment Manufacturers Would “Irreparably Damage” Broadband Networks

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Just two weeks after the FCC released a proposal aimed at preventing small rural carriers from using equipment from certain manufacturers due to security concerns, one rural service provider association is pushing back. The FCC rural equipment ban would “irreparably damage” rural broadband networks, said...Learn More

Revamped NTIA BroadbandUSA Website Taps Other Agencies for Broadband Resources

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has launched its revamped the NTIA BroadbandUSA website. NTIA said the revamped website is designed to inform the public about NTIA’s work to expand broadband connectivity through educating, convening and assisting stakeholders.  The new website is to serve as...Learn More

RUS Takes a New Approach to Broadband Loan Applications

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service has begun accepting RUS broadband loan applications for fiscal year 2018. For years, the program has provided low-interest loans for broadband network construction and is currently operating based on parameters established in the 2014 Farm Bill. There...Learn More

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