broadband

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – in the midst of an ongoing revamp of how it builds and updates its national broadband maps – is in the process of gathering crowdsourced data from the public and considering how to use it to improve the mapping process.

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wireless networks

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has plenty of room to improve its Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) – which offers discounted broadband services to eligible households – by strengthening its goals and measures, consumer outreach, and fraud-risk management, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.

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Health

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has provided new guidance to Federal and state government agencies to make sure they can send Medicaid enrollment calls and send text messages without violating robocall and robotext prohibitions.

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FCC

President Biden renominated Gigi Sohn on Jan. 3 to serve on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), after her prior nominations to the FCC stalled in the Senate. 

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is looking for comments on how to best combat the digital inequalities that some in the U.S. face when getting access to broadband, according to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking released by the agency on Dec. 21.

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FCC, Chinese suppliers

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has banned the sale in the United States of telecommunications network equipment and services from several China-based providers – among other firms – because their use poses an “unacceptable risk to national security.”

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FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unveiled its “nutrition label” that will require broadband providers to display key information consumers want to know at the time of purchase: prices, speeds, fees, data allowances, and other critical information.

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FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Nov. 18 published a new pre-production broadband service map that will be crucial in helping to decide where billions of dollars in Federal broadband assistance ends up being deployed.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it has committed another $183 million in funding through its Emergency Connectivity Program to help close the “homework gap” by providing digital services for students nationwide.

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced on Nov. 3 plans for a new space bureau that will better support the needs of a growing satellite industry and promote long-term technical capacity at the FCC.

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FCC

The Federal Communications Commission on Oct. 27 voted to approve a notice of proposed rulemaking that aims to shore up the cybersecurity and operational readiness of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts.

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Reps. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., have introduced new legislation that aims to counter the influence of foreign adversaries on the United States telecommunications infrastructure – and beyond the current sanctions on China-based equipment makers including Huawei and ZTE.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the tentative agenda for its October Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Oct. 27, at which the agency plans to consider a notice of proposed rulemaking to strengthen the operational readiness of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts, including by reducing the vulnerability of these systems to cyberattacks.

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broadband

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said on August 31 that the agency is preparing to provide $791 million of new funding for state broadband buildouts through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on August 24 announced nearly $42 million in two new funding rounds through the Emergency Connectivity Funding (ECF) program to help close the “homework gap” for students that don’t have access to reliable broadband service and devices.

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FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made further funding moves to help close the “homework gap” by committing nearly $68 million in two new funding rounds through the Emergency Connectivity Program (ECP).

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued an alert on August 1 warning of vulnerabilities in encoder/decoder devices for the agency’s U.S. Emergency Alert System (EAS) that could allow hackers to send fake alerts over TV, radio, and cable networks.

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FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 30 committed nearly $159 million to the Emergency Connectivity Funding (ECF) program to help close the “homework gap” for students that don’t have access to reliable broadband service and devices.

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FCC, Chinese suppliers

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today voted to approve the Spectrum Innovation Act of 2022 (H.R. 7624) which will provide clarity on the auctioning of low gigahertz spectrum mandated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, while also directing up to $3.4 billion of proceeds from the auction to help pay for communications service providers to “rip and replace” untrusted IT equipment from their networks.

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The Department of the Treasury said it approved about $631 million of funding to four states from the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CPF), which will provide money for affordable broadband infrastructure and other digital connectivity technology projects.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it received a whopping $2.8 billion of requests for the remaining $1.5 billion of funding under the agency’s Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) program, which aims to close the “homework gap” for students that don’t have access to reliable broadband service and devices.

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The Federal Communications Commission said on May 4 it will commit another $39 million of Emergency Connectivity Funding (ECF) to help schools expand broadband access and the purchase of devices for students.

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FCC

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., introduced legislation earlier this month that would codify into law a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) advisory council that makes recommendations on communications network security.

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FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced $68 million in funding for its latest round of Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) awards on March 23, as well as its third application window for ECF funding, which it says will likely be the last round before the program’s funding is exhausted.

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