NTIA Report on Spectrum Repurposing
NTIA released the first annual report showing continuing efforts to repurpose parts of the nation’s radiofrequency spectrum to meet the future communications needs of commercial and federal users. The report shows that the United States already leads the world in spectrum available for 5G technology and is working to more-than-double the radio spectrum available for the next generation of wireless network technology.
Connect USVI Fund,
Direct Broadcast Satellite Service,
NTIA Spectrum Repurposing,
3.5 GHz Auction Procedures,
FCC September Open Meeting Agenda,
Digital Technology Markets
SPECTRUM NOW Act Introduced
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) and U.S. Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY), announced the introduction of the “Supplementing the Pipeline for Efficient Control of The Resources for Users Making New Opportunities for Wireless (SPECTRUM NOW) Act”. This bill facilitates the speedy deployment of 5G by allowing government agencies to become more efficient and effective in their spectrum use and requiring key mid-band frequencies be made available for commercial wireless use.
SPECTRUM Now Act
Giant leaps at the FCC?
Chairman Pai’s theme for the July 10, 2019 meeting is “A Giant Leap For 5G.” The focus will be on taking important steps towards advancing 5G coverage and capacity. The FCC plans to accomplish this by opening up the 2.5 GHz band for 5G as well as conducting a high-band spectrum auction. The meeting will also concentrate attention on closing the digital divide by considering a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling covering what the FCC calls “multiple tenant environments,” or MTEs.
Business Data Services,
Broadband Access to Multiple Tenant Environments,
FCC July Open Meeting,
2.5 GHz Band,
5G Incentive Auction,
Access to Connected Care Services
US Congress FCC Oversight
House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai requesting information and documents related to the FCC’s current workload, the work of its bureaus and offices, and the FCC’s interactions with the public through its handling of consumer complaints and Freedom of Information Act requests. Pallone and Doyle told Pai that the Committee will be reassuming its traditional role of oversight to ensure the agency is acting in the best interest of the public and consistent with its legislative authority.
US House FCC Oversight,
Wireless Infrastrucure Deployment,
House Energy and Commerce,
National Association of Tower Erectors’,
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr,
New Report Addresses 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Communities of Color
A new paper published by the Brookings Institution addresses the potential impact of 5G deployment on communities of color. It says that, for communities of color that often lack reliable broadband access, 5G represents increased economic opportunity through improved access to social services, such as health care, education, transportation, energy, and employment.
Small Cell Wireless,
Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions,
Secure Telephone Identity Policy Administrator,
Today: Congressional Wi-Fi Caucus Launch, NTIA and NHTSA Release NG911 Cost Estimate Study, FCC Environmental Compliance And Historic Preservation Workshop
NTIA NG911 Cost Estimate Study,
Environmental Compliance and Historic Workshop,
FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Today: ACT 5G White Paper: Implications for 5G as an Engine of Job Growth, Pennsylvania PUC Announces New Office of Cybersecurity and Appoints Director
small cell deployment,
The App Association,
cloud-based radio network,
Pennsylvania Office of Cybersecurity,
Michael C. Holko,
Today: FCC Announces Test of Disaster Information Reporting System, FCC Commissioner Carr Introduces FCC’s Next 5G Action
FCC Disaster Information Reporting System,
FCC Commissioner Carr,
Today: FCC Sends General Information and Document Request to T-Mobile-Sprint, FCC Commissioner Carr Statement on D.C. Circuit's Wireless Infrastructure Decision
Deployment of Small Cell Infrastructure,
FCC Commissioner Carr,
Sprint T-Mobile Merger,
General Information and Document Request,