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Biography for Howard Buskirk

Howard Buskirk, Executive Senior Editor, joined Warren Communications News in 2004, after covering Capitol Hill for Telecommunications Reports. He has covered Washington since 1993 and was formerly executive editor at Energy Business Watch, editor at Gas Daily and managing editor at Natural Gas Week. Previous to that, he was a staff reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Greenville News. Follow Buskirk on Twitter: @hbuskirk

Recent Articles by Howard Buskirk

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 >>

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 >>

CTIA, Senate Republicans Disagree on Jamming Contraband Cellphones

The debate over whether the FCC should allow nonfederal correctional facilities to jam contraband phones was reignited. CTIA said other solutions are enough. Seven Republican senators said jamming should be an option. Comments were filed Thursday in docket 13-111, in…Subscribe to Read >>

CSRIC 5G Report Includes Exam of ORANs, Private Network Risks

The Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council easily approved three reports by its working groups Wednesday, including on risks to stand-alone 5G networks from new standards by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and on standard operating procedures for emergency…Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Likely to Steam Forward on 4.9 GHz Despite Public Safety Concerns

Public safety officials are starting to build a case against FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to rewrite the rules for the 4.9 GHz band, a long-standing focus of the FCC that's concerned it has never been fully utilized. Agency officials…Subscribe to Read >>