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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

IIC Gets NTIA Push, Faces Challenges

Incumbent informing capability, a new and sophisticated sharing technology that makes use of AI and machine learning, is a major NTIA focus, but the agency doesn’t have the congressional funding it needs to put IIC in place, experts told us…Subscribe to Read >>

AT&T Reports Best Postpaid Adds In a Decade

AT&T reported growth Thursday, adding 928,000 postpaid phone customers in Q3, more than double the 429,000 added by Verizon (see 2110200052). That was the highest number of adds in 10 years, the company said, with 4.4 million wireless postpaid subscribers…Subscribe to Read >>

Verizon Adds Subs, Faces Growing Competitive Pressure

5G smartphone adoption has grown about twice as fast as 4G, with about 25% of Verizon’s customer base now having 5G-capable devices, CEO Hans Vestberg said Wednesday. Postpaid growth continued, but Vestberg warned of growing competitive pressures in wireless. Executives…Subscribe to Read >>

Google Hopes for FCC Stability, 5G Consistency

Getting “stability” and clear political leadership at the FCC tops Google’s regulatory wish list, Michael Purdy, senior counsel-commercial, product and policy, said during an FCBA wireless webinar Tuesday. “Hopefully, that will resolve by year-end.” The U.S. needs “some consistency in…Subscribe to Read >>

Add Drone Maker DJI to List of Insecure Providers: Carr

Commissioner Brendan Carr urged the FCC Tuesday to “immediately start the process” of adding China-based DJI, which has more than half the U.S. drone market, to the agency’s covered list. “The need for quick FCC action on this is very…Subscribe to Read >>