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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

Verizon Stock Down as Some Worry on C-Band Spending

Verizon had mixed results, as the first major carrier to report Q4 Tuesday. One overhang, analysts said, is how much Verizon spent in the FCC C-band auction. Executives couldn’t comment during the FCC quiet period. They expect the TracFone buy…Subscribe to Read >>

Final Trump Acts on Lobbying's Effects Vary Based on When Officials Left

On his way out of the White House, former President Donald Trump released current and former members of his administration from their ethics pledge. He rescinded last week an executive order barring them for five years from lobbying the agency…Subscribe to Read >>

Judges Press FCC on Science Behind Latest RF Safety Rules

Judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit hammered the FCC Monday during oral argument on a case that RF safety advocates brought last summer (see 2007300056), seeking to force the agency to update 25-year-old exposure rules…Subscribe to Read >>

Public Safety Fighting FCC 4.9 GHz Order, Sees Split FCC as a Challenge

Public safety officials hope the FCC will reverse course on the 4.9 GHz band, reallocated to the states in September (see 2009300050), they told a Public Safety Spectrum Alliance webinar Thursday. Speakers endorsed petitions by PSSA and the National Public…Subscribe to Read >>

Last Few Weeks a Sprint to Issue Orders, Pai Says

Ajit Pai, who leaves the FCC Wednesday, had one of the busiest conclusions to a chairmanship in recent history as he closed out many items. That was deliberate, Pai said in an interview. We’re “sprinting to the finish," he said…Subscribe to Read >>