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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

Barriers remain to wide-scale launch of open radio access networks, said NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson and other speakers at an NTIA listening session Tuesday as the agency seeks advice on a $1.5 billion federal fund to spur ORAN. The fund was part of the $54.2 billion Chips and Science Act signed into law in August (see 2208090062). NTIA is also taking written comments, due Friday in docket NTIA-2022-0003.Read More >>

Verizon returned to positive postpaid phone adds in Q4, with net adds of 217,000, after losing subscribers in recent quarters. It reported retail postpaid net adds of 1.4 million, its “best single quarter performance in seven years.” Analysts said questions remain as Verizon fights for customers with AT&T, which reports Wednesday, and T-Mobile, which reports next week.Read More >>

The Wireless ISP Association’s message to NTIA is simple: Without WISPs, the U.S. won’t connect everyone everywhere to broadband, said WISPA President David Zumwalt in an interview Monday. WISPA is working to overcome NTIA reluctance to fund projects that rely partly on using unlicensed spectrum, he said. Zumwalt is a former WISP executive who took the helm at WISPA last year.Read More >>