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
FCC’s Carr Calls for Initiative on Community Colleges as Pipelines for 5G Jobs
During a visit to the Tower Installation Program at Aiken Technical College FCC Commissioner Branden Carr delivered remarks on ensuring the United States has the skilled workforce in place to build next-gen wireless networks and win the race to 5G. In particular, he identified the need for more Telecom Tower Technicians (known as “TTT-1”s) and how the U.S. can achieve that goal by expanding on Aiken’s model program.
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr,
Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things,
California Broadband Access Workshop
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: USDA Task Force Report on Rural Broadband Deployment, US House Broadband Principles, US House Hearing on IOT
Rural Broadband Deployment,
US House Broadband Principles,
rural high-speed internet access
Today: IoT Paper, Incentive Auction Task Force, Broadband Privacy Rules, CRTC Voter Contact Registry
FCC Broadband Privacy Rules,
The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of telecom related regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day.
Department of Commerce,
Maine FairPoint/Consolidated Communication,
FTC Robocall Crackdown,
Washington 10-Digit Permissive Dialing