When Will California Get an FCC Digital Divide Tour?

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?

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Another FCC Road Trip: Not to Sierra

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

RCRC: Rural Broadband, With Comments

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

RCRC Rural Broadband Update: FCC and Rural Utilities Service

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

Broadband Hearings – Separate Funding for BB and 5G Deployment

- 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