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Former FCC Chairman Explains Why 5G Isn’t a Race

Tom Wheeler wants to bust the misrepresentations about the next-gen network.

Figuring Out How to Go After International Robocallers

The FCC will vote on a proposed rule next month that would ban malicious caller ID spoofing for text messages and robocalls that originate outside the United States. State attorneys general have long requested federal assistance with complaints about robocallers from out of the country.

Collaboration the Key to Resolving Spectrum Skirmishes

Spectrum is limited but it doesn't have to be a zero-sum game.

What Would 5G Technology Mean For Government?

The next big leap forward for cellular phone service is approaching.

Watchdog: FCC’s Tech Advisory Council Is Too Heavily Skewed Toward Industry

The result is an ineffective body with minimal impact, according to former members.

USDA Accepting Applications to Fund Rural Broadband Services

The agency is making at least $600 million available for the project.

FCC Commissioner Wants Community Colleges to Become Pipelines for America’s 5G Workforce

An FCC Commissioner hopes to mirror Aiken Technical College’s Tower Installation Program in other schools across the country.

FCC Rural Broadband Fund Would Move Funds From Existing Program

The $20 billion proposed initiative would also set higher standards for internet speeds.

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FCC Creates $20 Billion Rural Broadband Fund

At a briefing with President Trump, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai also said the agency will move forward with a 5G wireless spectrum auction at the end of the year.

Lawmakers Seek to Punish Robocallers with Prison Time

New bipartisan legislation aims to help Americans feel it’s safe to answer their phones again.

Finding the Flaws in the Federal Broadband Maps

Frustrated with the FCC maps, the National Association of Counties and other federal agencies are looking to figure out which communities lack broadband access.

FCC CIO to Get More ‘Significant’ Role

An update to the agency’s organizational rules will give the FCC CIO similar authorities as IT leaders in agencies covered by FITARA.

GAO Urges Congress to Start Moving on a Privacy Law

Researchers recommended lawmakers give regulators more power to write rules and punish the companies that break them.

FCC Chairman Declines to Brief Congress About Location Data Controversy

Lawmakers wanted to hear from the FCC about the recent hot-button issue of mobile carriers selling location data to third parties.