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  • Federal Communications Commission to Host Webinar on Virtual Volunteerism on Dec. 2

    Federal Communications Commission to Host Webinar on Virtual Volunteerism on Dec. 2 | site |




    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] release: November 24, 2020)

    The FCC's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will host a webinar on Virtual Volunteerism: leveraging broadband to match individual volunteers with nonprofit organizations and provide services. The free webinar will begin Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. ET.


    Editor's note: The FCC Public Notice detailing the webinar may be viewed at https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachme...C-368347A1.pdf or press HERE





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  • FCC Modernizes 5.9 GHz Band for WI-FI and Auto Safety

    FCC Modernizes 5.9 GHz Band for WI-FI and Auto Safety

    Federal Communications Commission Modernizes 5.9 GHz Band for WI-FI and Auto Safety | site |


    New Plan Makes Additional Spectrum Available Immediately for Improved Indoor Wi-Fi Connectivity While Authorizing Market-Driven Transportation Safety Services


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release: released November 20, 2020) WASHINGTON, November 18, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission today adopted new rules for the 5.9 GHz band (5.850-5.925 GHz) to make new spectrum available for unlicensed uses, such as Wi-Fi, and improve automotive safety. Specifically, the new band plan designates the lower 45 megahertz (5.850-5.895 GHz) for unlicensed uses and the upper 30 megahertz (5.895-5.925 GHz) for enhanced automobile safety using Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology. Increasing the amount of spectrum available for unlicensed operations is critical for meeting our nation’s connectivity needs...
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  • Federal Communications Commission Proposes Satellite Downlinks in the 17 GHz Band

    Federal Communications Commission Proposes Satellite Downlinks in the 17 GHz Band | site |



    FCC says "Reform Would Make More Efficient Use of Spectrum While Supporting Deployment of Advanced Satellite-Based Broadband Services"


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release: November 18, 2020) WASHINGTON, November 18, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to make 17 GHz band spectrum available for geostationary orbit fixed-satellite downlink operations. With advanced, high-throughput satellite systems’ reliance on downlink (transmissions in the space-to-Earth direction) capacity for delivering satellite-based services like broadband, the Commission is initiating this rulemaking to empower next-generation satellites to help bridge the digital divide. Today’s action seeks comment on proposed changes to the U.S. Table of Frequency Allocations a...
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  • FCC Reaches 200 Million Dollars Settlement in Sprint Lifeline Investigation

    FCC Reaches 200 Million Dollars Settlement in Sprint Lifeline Investigation

    Federal Communications Commission Reaches $200 Million Settlement in Sprint Lifeline Investigation | site |



    FCC says T-Mobile will pay $200 Million Civil Penalty to Resolve Sprint Lifeline Investigation

    Largest Fixed-Amount Penalty To Be Paid in Commission History



    (November 4, 2020) - - On November 4, 2020 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information:

    WASHINGTON, November 4, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau today announced that T-Mobile will pay a $200 million penalty to the U.S. Treasury to resolve an investigation of its subsidiary Sprint’s compliance with the Commission’s rules regarding waste, fraud, and abuse in the Lifeline program for low-income consumers. The payment is the largest fixed-amount settlement the Commission has ever secured to resolve an investigation. The settlement comes after an Enforcement Bureau investigation into...
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  • FCC's Connected Care Pilot Program Application Window to open on November 6

    FCC's Connected Care Pilot Program Application Window to open on November 6

    Federal Communications Commission's Connected Care Pilot Program Application Window to open on November 6 | site |



    Public Notice Outlines Application Submission Process and Eligible Services


    (November 5, 2020) - - On November 5, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission published the following information: WASHINGTON, November 5, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today announced that the Connected Care Pilot Program application window will open on November 6 at 12:00 p.m. ET and will remain open for 30 days through December 7, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The Public Notice also provides additional guidance concerning the application submission process, prerequisites for the submission of an application, and provides examples of services eligible for support. The Pilot Program will provide up to $100 million from the Universal Service Fund over a three-year period to support the provision of connected care services. “In the pas...
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  • Remarks of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit

    Remarks of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit | site |



    (November 5, 2020) - - Today, November 5, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information:




    REMARKS OF FCC CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI
    AT THE DYNAMIC SPECTRUM ALLIANCE GLOBAL SUMMIT

    NOVEMBER 5, 2020


    Thank you, Martha, for that introduction. It’s great to be with the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance—which, for the record, has to be the among the coolest names of any group I’ve spoken to. The “alliance” is the key. It’s so much better than the Dynamic Spectrum Association. Seriously, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance sounds like something from Star Wars. And you certainly fit the galactic bill; as Commander Tagge said in Episode IV, the Alliance “is too well equipped. They’re more dangerous than you realize!” Indeed. Anyway, I’m a little gun-shy...
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  • Federal Communications Commission Approves Seventh Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications

    Federal Communications Commission Approves Seventh Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications | site |


    Commission Continues Approving Telehealth Funding During Coronavirus Pandemic, Surpasses $50 Million in Total Funding


    (May 20, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the following information: WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today approved an additional 43 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $16.87 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the CARES Act, has approved funding for 132 health care providers in 33 states plus Washington, DC for a total of just over $50 million in funding. Below is a list of health care providers that wer...
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  • FCC Waives Rules to Promote Connectivity for Hospitals and Students during Coronavirus Pandemic

    Federal Communications Commission Waives Rural Health Care and E-Rate Program Gift Rules to Promote Connectivity for Hospitals and Students during Coronavirus Pandemic| site |



    Waiver Will Enable RHC and E-Rate Program Participants to Obtain Free Broadband Connections and Devices for Telehealth and Remote Learning During COVID-19 Outbreak


    (March 18, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information: WASHINGTON, March 18, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission today announced important changes to the Rural Health Care (RHC) and E-Rate programs that will make it easier for broadband providers to support telehealth and remote learning efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has waived the gift rules until September 30, 2020 to enable service providers to offer, and RHC and E-Rate program participants to solicit and accept, improved connections...
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  • 116 more Broadband and Telephone Service Providers take FCC Chairman Pai's Keep Americans Connected Pledge

    116 more Broadband and Telephone Service Providers take FCC Chairman Pai's Keep Americans Connected Pledge | site |




    185 Providers Have Now Agreed to Take Specific Steps to Promote Connectivity for Americans During the Coronavirus Pandemic


    (March 16, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information:

    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2020—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced today that 116 more broadband and telephone service providers have taken his Keep Americans Connected Pledge. Chairman Pai launched the Keep Americans Connected Pledge on Friday with 69 broadband and telephone providers across the country agreeing to take specific steps to help Americans stay connected for the next 60 days. This afternoon’s announcement means that 185 companies in total have now taken the Pledge. “It’s critical that Americans stay connected throughout the coronavirus...
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  • Remarks of FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel 17th Annual Honor 9-1-1 Awards

    Remarks of FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel 17th Annual Honor 9-1-1 Awards

    Remarks of Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel 17th Annual Honor 9-1-1 Awards| site |



    (February 13, 2020) - - Today (February 13, 2020), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information:


    REMARKS OF

    COMMISSIONER JESSICA ROSENWORCEL

    17th ANNUAL HONOR 9-1-1 AWARDS


    WASHINGTON, DC

    FEBRUARY 12, 2020



    Good evening. Thank you to the NG 9-1-1 Institute for having me join you tonight and to the Next Generation 9-1-1 Caucus, including Senator Klobuchar, Senator Burr, Representative Eshoo, and Representative Shimkus for your work every day. In particular, it is an honor to share the podium with Congresswoman Eshoo, who has been a force of nature when it comes to advocating for 9-1-1. Two years ago, I had the privilege of appearing here to mark the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call. It happened in Haleyvil...
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  • FCC Chairman Pai Welcomes Kari's Law Implementation for 911 Direct Calling

    FCC Chairman Pai Welcomes Kari's Law Implementation for 911 Direct Calling

    FCC Chairman Pai Welcomes Kari's Law Implementation for 911 Direct Calling| site |



    KARI’S LAW REQUIREMENTS FOR 911 DIRECT CALLING FROM MULTI-LINE PHONES TAKE EFFECT ON FEBRUARY 17


    Chairman Pai Has Been Working with Hank Hunt for Years to Make This a Reality


    (February 14, 2020) - - Today (February 14, 2020), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information: WASHINGTON, February 14, 2020—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today welcomed the forthcoming February 17, 2020 effective date of Kari’s Law, which will require multi-line telephone systems to directly route 911 calls, without the need to dial a prefix to reach an outside line. Chairman Pai has been working with Kari’s father, Hank Hunt, since 2013 for this change. “More than six years ago, Hank Hunt launched a campaign to change phone systems so other families would not suffer a tragedy like his own,” said C...
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  • What the FCC Has Accomplished Under 3 Years of Chairman Ajit Pai’s Leadership

    What the FCC Has Accomplished Under 3 Years of Chairman Ajit Pai’s Leadership| site |



    (January 28, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a document titled, "What the FCC Has Accomplished Under 3 Years of Chairman Ajit Pai’s Leadership". The document is located at https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachme...C-362141A1.pdf .

    Link to the document





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  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai issues Statement on Announcement of New C-V2X Deployment in 5.9 GHz Band

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai issues Statement on Announcement of New C-V2X Deployment in 5.9 GHz Band | site |


    (January 22, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following statement issued by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai:

    WASHINGTON, January 22, 2020—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai released the following statement regarding an upcoming Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) deployment in Northern Virginia, which was announced this morning by Audi, Qualcomm, and the Virginia Department of Transportation. The deployment will include warnings that automatically alert cars to upcoming work zones as well as SPaT (signal phase and timing), which enables cars to receive a countdown from a red light to a green light.

    “The cars and trucks of the future will use wireless spectrum and advanced technologies to keep us safer on the road. Cellular Vehicle to Everything, or C-V2X, is a
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  • Remarks of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai at the Hawaii International Conference on Science Systems

    Remarks of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai at the Hawaii International Conference on Science Systems| site |




    (January 13, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following:



    REMARKS OF FCC CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI
    AT THE HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE SYSTEMS

    MAUI, HAWAII

    JANUARY 10, 2020




    Thank you, President Lassner, for that introduction. And more importantly, thank you for inviting me. It’s clichéd for speakers to say they are “happy to be here,” but when you’re at a conference like this, you really, really mean it. How happy am I? Three days ago, the FCC’s headquarters closed early for a snowstorm. Today, I’m here in Hawaii celebrating my birthday with all of you. Hawaii is famously known as the 50th state. But, for me personally, Hawaii is the 49th state. Let me explain. Ever since I bec...
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  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai Tees up 20.4 Billion Dollars Rural Digital Opportunity Fund for Vote at FCC's January Meeting

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai Tees up $20.4 Billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund for Vote at FCC's January Meeting| site |



    FCC says Fund Would Deploy High-Speed Broadband to Millions of Rural Homes and Businesses


    (January 8, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the following information: WASHINGTON, January 8, 2020—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today presented his colleagues with final rules to launch the new $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. The rules, which will be voted on by the Commission at its Open Meeting on January 30, would establish a two-phased process to provide funding for the deployment of high-speed broadband in areas of the United States where there is currently not fixed broadband service that meets the Commission’s minimum speed standard (25/3 Mbps). “While we’ve made substantial progress in expanding broadband deployment ov...
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    Federal Communications Commission to Host Webinar on Virtual Volunteerism on Dec. 2
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    Federal Communications Commission to Host Webinar on Virtual Volunteerism on Dec. 2 | site |




    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] release: November 24, 2020)

    The FCC's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will host a webinar on Virtual Volunteerism: leveraging broadband to match individual volunteers with nonprofit organizations and provide services. The free webinar will begin Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. ET.


    Editor's note: The FCC Public Notice detailing the webinar may be viewed at https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachme...C-368347A1.pdf or press HERE





    11-27-2020, 10:36 AM
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    FCC Modernizes 5.9 GHz Band for WI-FI and Auto Safety
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    Federal Communications Commission Modernizes 5.9 GHz Band for WI-FI and Auto Safety | site |


    New Plan Makes Additional Spectrum Available Immediately for Improved Indoor Wi-Fi Connectivity While Authorizing Market-Driven Transportation Safety Services


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release: released November 20, 2020) WASHINGTON, November 18, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission today adopted new rules for the 5.9 GHz band (5.850-5.925 GHz) to make new spectrum available for unlicensed uses, such as Wi-Fi, and improve automotive safety. Specifically, the new band plan designates the lower 45 megahertz (5.850-5.895 GHz) for unlicensed uses and the upper 30 megahertz (5.895-5.925 GHz) for enhanced automobile safety using Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology. Increasing the amount of spectrum available for unlicensed operations is critical for meeting our nation’s connectivity needs...
    11-21-2020, 11:28 AM
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    Federal Communications Commission Proposes Satellite Downlinks in the 17 GHz Band
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission Proposes Satellite Downlinks in the 17 GHz Band | site |



    FCC says "Reform Would Make More Efficient Use of Spectrum While Supporting Deployment of Advanced Satellite-Based Broadband Services"


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release: November 18, 2020) WASHINGTON, November 18, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to make 17 GHz band spectrum available for geostationary orbit fixed-satellite downlink operations. With advanced, high-throughput satellite systems’ reliance on downlink (transmissions in the space-to-Earth direction) capacity for delivering satellite-based services like broadband, the Commission is initiating this rulemaking to empower next-generation satellites to help bridge the digital divide. Today’s action seeks comment on proposed changes to the U.S. Table of Frequency Allocations a...
    11-19-2020, 02:01 PM
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    FCC Reaches 200 Million Dollars Settlement in Sprint Lifeline Investigation
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission Reaches $200 Million Settlement in Sprint Lifeline Investigation | site |



    FCC says T-Mobile will pay $200 Million Civil Penalty to Resolve Sprint Lifeline Investigation

    Largest Fixed-Amount Penalty To Be Paid in Commission History



    (November 4, 2020) - - On November 4, 2020 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information:

    WASHINGTON, November 4, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau today announced that T-Mobile will pay a $200 million penalty to the U.S. Treasury to resolve an investigation of its subsidiary Sprint’s compliance with the Commission’s rules regarding waste, fraud, and abuse in the Lifeline program for low-income consumers. The payment is the largest fixed-amount settlement the Commission has ever secured to resolve an investigation. The settlement comes after an Enforcement Bureau investigation into...
    11-09-2020, 11:18 PM
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    FCC's Connected Care Pilot Program Application Window to open on November 6
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    Federal Communications Commission's Connected Care Pilot Program Application Window to open on November 6 | site |



    Public Notice Outlines Application Submission Process and Eligible Services


    (November 5, 2020) - - On November 5, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission published the following information: WASHINGTON, November 5, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today announced that the Connected Care Pilot Program application window will open on November 6 at 12:00 p.m. ET and will remain open for 30 days through December 7, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The Public Notice also provides additional guidance concerning the application submission process, prerequisites for the submission of an application, and provides examples of services eligible for support. The Pilot Program will provide up to $100 million from the Universal Service Fund over a three-year period to support the provision of connected care services. “In the pas...
    11-06-2020, 10:16 AM

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