Next Steps On G5 Broadband – Shot Clock on Requests [Update 11-01-17]

Leading members of the Senate Commerce Committee are gearing up for legislation aimed at helping the wireless industry's move to 5G, according to an 18-page draft bill obtained by POLITICO. The draft, which reflects input from Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), proposes harmonized shot-clock deadlines for state and local authorities to decide … Continue reading Next Steps On G5 Broadband – Shot Clock on Requests [Update 11-01-17]

FirstNet and AT&T Launch First Developer Program

FirstNet and AT&T launched the first developer program that is developed for the nation’s safety responders. The program equips first responders with state-of-the-art communications tools. This brings public safety officials closer to having their own app store where they can find new solutions. The Developer program will give the FirstNet app store to provide public … Continue reading FirstNet and AT&T Launch First Developer Program

Fixing the USA and CA Out of Date Broadband Maps

The US Broadband Maps are three years out of touch with reality, with the last update in June 2014. The previous update to the California Broadband Maps was December 2015. The FCC and the CPUC recognize these out of date maps are a problem. FCC All over the map: Pai told lawmakers he's secured a … Continue reading Fixing the USA and CA Out of Date Broadband Maps

Congressman Lujan Seeks Backing For Broadband Bill

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) is hoping to introduce his Broadband Infrastructure Finance Innovation Act next week, a staffer with knowledge of the bill confirmed to John. The proposed legislation "would make low-interest financing available to public-private partnerships to help deploy broadband," which would "enjoy the flexibility to apply for secured loans, lines of credit, … Continue reading Congressman Lujan Seeks Backing For Broadband Bill