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SpaceX’s Starlink Petitions 'Grossly Unfair' Denial of $885M in Broadband Funding

The Federal Communications Commission rejected the bid, citing concerns that Starlink would not be able to meet the required speeds, which Starlink has since refuted.

FCC Probe Reveals Mobile Carriers’ Data Management Practices are ‘All Over the Map’

The last time the FCC investigated mobile carriers’ practices regarding location data, it resulted in fines Jessica Rosenworcel—now chair of the commission—said were unjustly meager.

FCC, FEMA Raise Alarm Bells About Vulnerabilities in Emergency Alert System

Both agencies warned that software and equipment vulnerabilities could allow hackers to transmit fake emergency messages or disrupt real ones. 

5G Presents a Need for Spectrum Coordination Among Federal Agencies

A Senate hearing underscored the need for federal telecommunication agency teamwork surrounding 5G spectrum deployment.

Bill Aims To Reclassify Broadband As Essential To Promote Net Neutrality

Two Democratic senators unveiled a new bill to codify broadband as an essential service and prevent discriminatory practices.

CISA Urges FCC to Prioritize National Security in Internet Routing Probe

CISA Director Jen Easterly said industry concerns shouldn’t preclude use of the commission’s regulatory authority to mitigate exploitation of the Border Gateway Protocol. 

FCC Implements New Rules To Battle Influx Of Robocalls

Gateway carriers are now more responsible for screening calls that may be spam.

FCC Chair Claims Cybersecurity Role Congress Crafted for CISA

The commission is joining the fray in a budding turf fight at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency that also involves sector risk management agencies like the Department of Energy.

Open-source Leader Advocates Strong FCC Enforcement of Routing Security

Reply comments are now due in 30 days to the Federal Communications Commission.

Russia’s Cyber Tactics Are Prompting the FCC to Address Internet Routing Security

Standards exist for network operators to implement, but there is no rule forcing them to do so.

NTIA, FCC to shore up spectrum policy cooperation

The federal government's spectrum agencies pledged to update a 20-year-old working agreement and improve coordination on spectrum allocations.

Satellite Approvals Could Be Significantly Modernized Under 2 New Bills

The bills targeting satellite licensing at the FCC are being structured in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

FCC Blocks US Access for Another Chinese Telecom Company

Concerns remain surrounding data centers controlled by entities like China Unicom Americas.

FCC Chair Proposes Updating Data Breach Reporting Requirements

The Commission is still waiting for an empty chair to be filled as observers call for a vote on Biden nominee Gigi Sohn.

White House Names Leaders for FCC and NTIA

With the nomination of Gigi Sohn, the FCC is also now poised to have a full suite of commissioners to tackle issues under its remit, including cybersecurity.

FCC Issues Order on Security Reviews Ahead of U.S.-China Engagement

The commission’s new rule on foreign ownership and investment comes amid an industry call for international alignment on the use of voluntary standards to secure the supply chain of information and communications technology

FCC Renews Effort to Block Robocalls to 911 Call Centers

Under a proposed rule, voice service providers would cross reference autodialed calls with numbers on the do not call list to block any robocalls to emergency lines.