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Companies Lobbying O'Rielly Despite Looming Exit

Commissioner Mike O’Rielly's impending exit from the FCC hasn’t made industry lobby him less, according to interviews with attorneys from a wide swath of industries and our examination of filings. O’Rielly used his written House Commerce testimony Wednesday (see 2009160043)…Subscribe to Read >>

T-Mobile Expected to Dominate 2.5 GHz Auction; AT&T Cites Spectrum Screen

T-Mobile is likely to be the dominant bidder in a 2.5 GHz auction expected next year, as it fills out substantial holdings in the band. T-Mobile got the spectrum when it bought Sprint and said in August it’s adding the…Subscribe to Read >>

NTIA Says FCC Can Regulate Social Media Using Section 230

The FCC has power to regulate social media, and the First Amendment supports the Trump administration’s petition for rulemaking, NTIA replied Friday (see 2009020064). The commission can require disclosure of information services under the Communications Act, and courts have ruled…Subscribe to Read >>

US Announces Bans Against TikTok, WeChat Downloads, Updates

Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat will be banned from U.S. app stores starting Sunday, the Commerce Department announced Friday, citing national security concerns (see 2008240047). “The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has demonstrated the means and motives to use these apps…Subscribe to Read >>

FCC's Diversity Committee Shifts Gears to Address COVID-19

The FCC Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment has had to adjust its focus to grapple with COVID-19 and its outsize effects on minorities and small business owners, members told its Friday meeting. “We’ve had to tweak our plans,&rdquo…Subscribe to Read >>

Virtual Networks Boosted as Answer to China Threat on 5G

The pandemic has been a “huge wake-up call” for industry on the supply chain for critical communications equipment, underlining vulnerabilities, said Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis. Others on an American Enterprise Institute webinar Friday stressed network virtualization's growing importance.Subscribe to Read >>

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Rescuers, 911 Spat Goes Public as Firefighters Union Weighs In on Accuracy

First responder concerns about accuracy of emergency dispatching in the nation's capital took another turn in the early hours of Wednesday. Fire-rescue personnel lectured 911 staff during questioning about where on Southern Avenue in the Southeast quadrant Washington's Fire and…Read More >>

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