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Pai T-Mobile/Sprint OK Seen Likely Signaling DOJ Onboard

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s announcing ahead of DOJ his proposed approval of T-Mobile's buy of Sprint bucks some precedent under which the commission almost always announces second. It short-circuits the process and simplifies imposition of conditions on the…Subscribe to Read >>

Clearing 200 MHz of C Band Now, With More to Come, Workable, O'Rielly Says

While still hoping to see up to 300 MHz of the C band freed up for 5G use, FCC Commissioner Mike O'Rielly on Saturday said he's amenable to clearing 200 MHz now and a structure that sees more opened…Subscribe to Read >>

Hawley, Schatz Highlight Contrasting Views on White House Tech Bias Effort

The White House soliciting evidence of anti-conservative bias by tech platforms (see 1905160059) is a “good thing,” Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said last week. Asked about concerns over the administration's requesting information like citizenship status, Hawley told reporters…Subscribe to Read >>

California Commissioners Reflect on Communications Regulatory Role

The California Public Utilities Commission is taking a fresh look at communications, said members and staff at a commission meeting livestreamed Monday. Commissioners want to better understand future communications needs so they can determine the right role for…Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

A Year After Gathering Multilingual EAS Data, FCC Action Seen Unlikely

During a massive emergency like California’s 2018 Thomas Fire, people are “just hungry” for information, said Brian Uhl, emergency manager for the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management. “It’s extremely important to provide alerts in multiple languages if…Read More >>

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