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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

5G Fund Order Likely to Get FCC Nod Amid Democrats' Concerns

The FCC’s proposed 5G Fund, set for a vote Tuesday, is raising concerns, especially for Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks, but it could get support from all five commissioners, industry and FCC officials said. The Democrats partially dissented on…Subscribe to Read >>

Low-Band Spectrum Helping AT&T Grow Customer Base, CEO Says

AT&T reported mostly positive Q3 results Thursday, adding wireless subscribers as revenue beat Wall Street estimates. Among negatives, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll and the entertainment unit is struggling. AT&T shares closed 5.9% higher Thursday at $28.29…Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Has Narrow Focus as Section 230 Rulemaking Launched, Pai Tells TPI

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai told the Technology Policy Institute virtual conference Thursday that he's only following the advice of the Commerce Department and the FCC general counsel in proposing a rulemaking examining FCC control of internet platforms under Communications Decency…Subscribe to Read >>

Wireless Infrastructure Could Have Dissents; White Spaces Order Changes Likely in an FNPRM

The FCC is expected to approve an order making further changes to wireless infrastructure rules in what could be a 3-2 vote Tuesday, with opposition possible from Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks, industry and FCC officials said. The order…Subscribe to Read >>

Consumers 'Taken for a Ride' by C-Band Plan, Doyle Aide Says

The C-band auction and compensating satellite operators for leaving the spectrum are things the FCC could come to regret as a negative template for future spectrum auctions, said Philip Murphy, legislative director to House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle, D-Pa…Subscribe to Read >>