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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 Financials Improve; Tracfone Buy Questioned

As Democratic senators raised concerns on Verizon's buying Tracfone, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said Wednesday during a quarterly call the deal remains on track to close late this year. Vestberg said Verizon is returning to near pre-pandemic activity at its…Subscribe to Read >>

Next Net Neutrality NPRM Not Seen as Major Lift for New FCC

Some work is likely getting started on the next net neutrality order, before an eventual Democratic majority at the FCC, and industry experts said crafting an NPRM likely won’t be a heavy lift for commission staffers who have been working…Subscribe to Read >>

Former FCC Chiefs Hopeful on Infrastructure Bill but Say Closing Divide Won't Be Easy

Former FCC chairs said addressing the digital divide won’t be easy, even with infrastructure legislation before Congress, during a Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council webinar Monday. A pending bipartisan proposal includes $65 billion for broadband (see 2107150046).Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Details Aug. 5 Items on Wireless Zones, TRS, Political Ads

Details revealed Thursday of what FCC members are to vote on Aug. 5 showed some impermissible telecom relay service-related fees would be OK, outlined how new innovation zones would work and showed how political advertising thresholds would change. Commissioners will…Subscribe to Read >>

Adelstein Eyes 5G Via US Spending; Simington Has FCC Tech Cautions

Wireless has a big role to play in infrastructure building and looks like it will be part of bipartisan legislation, Wireless Infrastructure Association President Jonathan Adelstein told a Media Institute virtual event. "Fiber-only” may be “well-intentioned” but would “crash on…Subscribe to Read >>