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Broadcasters Make Attractive Ransomware Targets

Ransomware cyberattacks on massive targets such as Colonial Pipeline are rising and in the public eye, but TV and radio stations can also be attractive targets, said cybersecurity experts and broadcasters in interviews. And sometimes, such attacks on station owners…Subscribe to Read >>

Judge Sees Likely ISP Success Against NY Broadband Law

New York may not start enforcing a state broadband law requiring $15 monthly low-income plans that was to go into effect Tuesday, a federal judge ruled (in Pacer) Friday. ISPs challenging the state’s Affordable Broadband Act (ABA) are likely to…Subscribe to Read >>

Reconfiguring ALI Called Key to PSAPs Using Z-Axis Data

Call centers struggle to move to next-generation 911 because of longstanding funding and other issues, but the FCC hopes many reconfigure their systems to take vertical location information on wireless calls. On June 3, the agency reached agreements with AT&T…Subscribe to Read >>

Stakeholders Eager for Connected Care Pilot; FCC OK Expected

Rural healthcare providers want to begin participating in the FCC Connected Care Program, which is expected to get commissioners' approval on Thursday, agency and industry officials said in interviews last week. The $100 million, three-year pilot will help boost access…Subscribe to Read >>

House Antitrust Bows Anti-Big Tech Bills

House Antitrust Subcommittee members bowed five bills Friday to address alleged abuse of market power by Google, Facebook, Amazon and other major tech companies the subpanel identified in an October report (see 2010060062). Each measure had GOP lead co-sponsors.Subscribe to Read >>

Chip Shortage Having Broad Detrimental Impact, FCC Told

Commenters detailed how the chip shortage is creating problems for the tech industry, leading to longer lead times for obtaining network equipment, in response to an FCC public notice. Comments posted Friday in docket 21-195. Most didn’t seek specific action.Subscribe to Read >>

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Court Blocks NY Broadband Affordability Law -- for Now

New York may not start enforcing a state broadband law requiring $15 monthly low-income plans that was to go into effect Tuesday, a federal judge ruled (in Pacer) Friday.Read More >>

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