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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

Trump Asked for Nothing on C Band, Pai Says; 2020 FCC Auction Eyed

President Donald Trump asked for nothing on the C band (see 1911180065) when he called Oct. 30, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai told reporters. “The president called me and told me that Sen. [John] Kennedy had called him and…Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Approves 911 Vertical Location Mandate Over Rosenworcel Opposition

The FCC approved over a dissent by Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel rules requiring carriers to provide height above ellipsoid (HAE) data from wireless calls to 911, within 3 meters accuracy for 80 percent of calls, starting in the largest…Subscribe to Read >>

FCC 5G Supply Chain Rules OK'd 5-0; Ban Imposed on Huawei, ZTE

The FCC approved national security supply chain rules Friday, barring equipment from Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE from networks funded by the USF and establishing rules that could block other providers (see 1910290054). Commissioner Mike O’Rielly voted yes…Subscribe to Read >>

Comments Complete on Further Infrastructure Revisions; Quick Action Unlikely

As in initial comments, industry and local governments divided in replies on CTIA and Wireless Infrastructure Association proposals seeking more changes to wireless infrastructure rules designed to accelerate siting of towers and other 5G facilities (see 1910300027)…Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Releases Draft 5.9 GHz NPRM, Other Items Set for Vote at Dec. 12 Meeting

The FCC’s draft NPRM on the 5.9 GHz band says segmenting the band, with 45 MHz allocated for Wi-Fi and other unlicensed and 30 MHz for intelligent transportation systems, is the best approach to the long underutilized band. ITS…Subscribe to Read >>