PAI HEADS SOUTH — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will spend this week traveling across Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia as part of his push to highlight efforts to close the "digital divide." Here's his schedule for the week: — Monday: Pai visits a telemedicine facility in Richmond and a Virginia farm. — Tuesday: … Continue reading When Will California Get an FCC Digital Divide Tour?
Today, Michael Janson, deputy director of the FCC's rural broadband auctions task force, makes a stop in South Charleston, West Virginia, to talk internet connectivity with local policymakers and lawmakers. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) also expects to be there. She's been pushing the FCC to set aside funding in the FCC's upcoming Mobility Fund … Continue reading Another FCC Road Trip: Not to Sierra
Rural Broadband On Sunday, T-Mobile announced it will acquire Sprint in a blockbuster telecommunications deal with dramatic implications for broadband deployment in rural America. The company CEO’s are selling the deal as a win for rural America, and argue the newly-formed company will bring more jobs and more broadband to less-populated regions. Editorial Comment: If … Continue reading RCRC: Rural Broadband, With Comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is also hitting the road this week. The agency head will participate in roundtables with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Rep. Gus Bilirakis as he makes his way to cities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Pai is set to discuss how high-speed internet affects job growth and business development … Continue reading Pai To Gulf Coast
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the next meeting of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (Committee) will be held on April 25, 2018 at 9 a.m. The Committee will hear reports and recommendations of its working groups on broadband deployment and discuss strategies for accelerating broadband deployment by reducing regulatory barriers to infrastructure investment. … Continue reading RCRC Rural Broadband Update: FCC and Rural Utilities Service
Pai is on the road again this week, visiting Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas to discuss job creation and broadband deployment. The road trip will include roundtable meetings with House Energy and Commerce communications subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). Pai also plans to visit an AM radio station, a school telehealth … Continue reading FCC Pai Hits The Road
- The subcommittee, chaired by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), will mull whether a new pot of money dedicated to broadband is necessary, as lawmakers like Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) argue. "I think the decision of the Congress would be whether to do something separate and apart from [the FCC's universal service fund subsidies] or … Continue reading Broadband Hearings – Separate Funding for BB and 5G Deployment