FCC’s New National Broadband Map

On February 22, the Federal Communications Commission updated the National Broadband Map, replacing the original map that was released seven years ago by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The current map also has the ability to overlay satellite imagery. The map is currently using data collected in December 2016 based on Form 477 … Continue reading FCC’s New National Broadband Map

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5G Update: Small Cell Environmental Streamlining and City Roadmaps

Small Cells Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr will talk 5G and his ideas for streamlining wireless infrastructure deployment at a CTA event on the next-generation service at Wilkinson Barker Knauer's office this morning. Expect him to touch on targeting historic and environmental reviews for small cell installation. He'll be followed by a panel discussion with … Continue reading 5G Update: Small Cell Environmental Streamlining and City Roadmaps

Broadband Connectivity is Social Necessity

Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), and Ryan Costello (R-Pa.) have introduced legislation that calls on the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis to study the economic impact of broadband deployment and adoption. "Broadband connectivity is no longer a privilege, it is a fundamental necessity in society, and Congress needs … Continue reading Broadband Connectivity is Social Necessity

StarLink Satellite Update

Elon Musk claims SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellite service will be IP-less Musk’s IP-less satellite Starlink service could change how we use the internet forever. Starlink, a massive satellite-based broadband internet service set to enter orbit in the near future, is said to be completely IP-less. At least, that’s what its creator and SpaceX founder Elon … Continue reading StarLink Satellite Update

Senate Pushes for Dedicated Broadband Funds

 . . . Thursday, the Senate takes its first bite at the Trump administration's infrastructure proposal during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing featuring Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The panel includes telecom-savvy lawmakers such as Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (who is pushing to include dedicated funding to tackle the digital divide), so we'll … Continue reading Senate Pushes for Dedicated Broadband Funds

Microsoft President Brad Smith Calls for Digital Marshal Plan

At Governor's Meeting Smith joined the governors of Arkansas and Colorado on stage to discuss the persistent digital divide means fewer education and work opportunities for people without broadband internet access.Smith called for a "digital Marshall Plan" for the country that combines public and private sector investment to ensure those living in rural communities have "the … Continue reading Microsoft President Brad Smith Calls for Digital Marshal Plan