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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

Pai Unveils C-Band Plan, Appears Headed to OK Feb. 28

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed accelerated relocation payments of up to $9.7 billion for C-band incumbents to clear the band quickly for an auction to start Dec. 8, in a speech (see 2002060031) Thursday at the Information…Subscribe to Read >>

Pai Likely Looking for Compromise on C Band Amid Lawmaker Talks

The amount satellite operators would receive to exit the C band on an expedited basis appears to be in flux headed into FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s big unveil Thursday of his proposal. Some at the FCC earlier appeared to…Subscribe to Read >>

Vote on Proposed 5G Fund Seen Most Likely at March FCC Meeting

Chairman Ajit Pai is likely to seek a vote on a proposal for a 10-year, $9 billion 5G Fund for Rural America at the March FCC meeting, industry officials said. The agency opened docket 20-32 on the fund Monday…Subscribe to Read >>

Questions Remain Whether DOD Will Be Compensated for Sharing CBRS

Questions remain whether the FCC will agree with NTIA that DOD should receive compensation under the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act (CSEA) for its costs to make changes needed for sharing in the 3.5 GHz citizens broadband radio service band…Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Gets Pushback, Some Support on Enhanced Supply Chain Rules

The FCC got some industry support for new supply chain rules designed to protect U.S. networks. But groups representing rural carriers raised concerns, and Huawei said the proposals aren't legal. Commissioners approved rules 5-0 in November barring equipment from…Subscribe to Read >>