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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

Chip Shortage Having Broad Detrimental Impact, FCC Told

Commenters detailed how the chip shortage is creating problems for the tech industry, leading to longer lead times for obtaining network equipment, in response to an FCC public notice. Comments posted Friday in docket 21-195. Most didn’t seek specific action.Subscribe to Read >>

Reconfiguring ALI Called Key to PSAPs Using Z-Axis Data

Call centers struggle to move to next-generation 911 because of longstanding funding and other issues, but the FCC hopes many reconfigure their systems to take vertical location information on wireless calls. On June 3, the agency reached agreements with AT&T…Subscribe to Read >>

National Security NPRM 4-0 FCC OK Expected

The FCC is expected to approve 4-0 an NPRM next week proposing to bar certification of equipment from companies found to be a national security risk. No lobbying meetings were reported on the draft, per docket 21-232. FCC officials said…Subscribe to Read >>

2022 FCC 2.5 GHz 5G Auction Start Expected

With the 3.45 GHz auction starting in October, FCC and industry officials say it looks increasingly likely the 2.5 GHz auction will be pushed into 2022. The agency hasn't announced a start for what would be the following 5G auction…Subscribe to Read >>

NGSO Concerned, DBS Fights With Cable on FCC Fees

Regulatory fees for non-geostationary orbit satellites and a fight between cable and direct broadcast satellite operators dominated comments posted at the FCC Friday in docket 21-190 on proposed changes to regulatory fees. SpaceX slammed the FCC for trying to “allocate…Subscribe to Read >>