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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

APCO Seen Most Likely to Seek Changes to FCC 6 GHz Order

Petitions for reconsideration, and possibly a legal appeal, are expected to the FCC’s 6 GHz order. APCO appears the most likely to file a recon petition and maybe take the agency to court, industry officials said. Commissioner Mike O’Rielly…Subscribe to Read >>

Communications Lawyers Staying Busy Despite COVID-19

Communications law firms remain busy two months-plus into the COVID-19 pandemic. Transactional work slowed, but the FCC has stayed busy. With states starting to reopen, lawyers said in interviews this month they expect a normally busy summer. Some expect…Subscribe to Read >>

CBRS Use Doubling Monthly Even Before FCC PAL Auction

With the FCC auction of priority access licenses (PAL) to start in July, and companies using the general authorized access (GAA) tier, speakers on a FierceWireless webinar Thursday saw growing interest in the citizens broadband radio service band. Speakers…Subscribe to Read >>

Industry Hopes Congress Funds FCC Network Security Rules

Major associations wrote congressional leaders Thursday backing legislation funding replacement of Huawei and ZTE equipment in U.S. networks. Industry questioned the FCC approach on equipment by the two Chinese companies, in comments on how provisions in the Secure and…Subscribe to Read >>

US in the Ballgame on Ultra-High Band, Initial Allocations Small: NYU's Rappaport

Ultra-high band spectrum remains a “wild, wonderful and challenging” world, said Ted Rappaport, director-NYU Wireless at New York University School of Engineering, during a National Science Foundation webinar Wednesday. The FCC tapped Rappaport to speak on the importance of…Subscribe to Read >>