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COVID-19 Telehealth Metrics Could Let Applicants Fall Through Cracks: Experts

The application filing window for the second round of the FCC’s COVID-19 telehealth program is scheduled to open at the end of the month (see 2104150036), but policy experts warn the evaluation metrics could cause healthcare providers and facilities in…Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Order on Further Changes to 6 GHz Rules Unlikely Before the Fall

Action on the FCC’s Further NPRM on the 6 GHz band likely has been pushed until later this year, industry and agency officials said, mainly because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is considering a challenge to…Subscribe to Read >>

DC Circuit Voices Skepticism on Foreign Satellite Fees Challenge

Foreign-flagged satellite operators challenging FCC regulatory fees approved last year (see 2012300046) faced apparently dubious judges in oral argument Friday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The three-judge panel appeared dismissive of petitioner arguments that there…Subscribe to Read >>

NY Gov. Cuomo Signs Budget Requiring Affordable Broadband

New York state will require all ISPs to sell a $15 monthly internet plan to low-income households. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a budget Friday including the affordable broadband program and spending $1 million on a statewide map measuring broadband…Subscribe to Read >>

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GPS Allies Say Timing Supplement Within Reach

After years of discussion, the time seems right for augmentation or backup to GPS timing signals, GPS advocates and experts told us: Recent letters from House Infrastructure Committee leaders to President Joe Biden's administration complaining about slow progress show intent…Read More >>

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