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  • FCC commits over 421 Million Dollars in additional Funding through Emergency Connectivity Fund Program

    Federal Communications Commission commits over $421 Million in additional Funding through Emergency Connectivity Fund Program | site |



    New Funding Wave Brings Total Commitments to Over $3 Billion, Connecting Over 10 Million Students


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: November 8, 2021)

    Washington, November 8, 2021 - - The Federal Communications Commission today announced that it will commit over $421 million in the latest round of Emergency Connectivity Fund announcements, bringing total program commitments to over $3.05 billion. The funding is supporting schools and libraries in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. The funding can be used to support off-campus learning, such as nightly homework and virtual learning, as schools and libraries continue to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Far too many students lack the co...
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  • Remarks of FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to the 10th Americas Spectrum Management Conference

    Remarks of Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to the 10th Americas Spectrum Management Conference | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] speech release dated: October 12, 2021)



    Remarks of Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to the 10th Americas Spectrum Management Conference

    October 12, 2021​​​​​



    ​​Good morning! It’s great to join you for the tenth Americas Spectrum Management Conference. That’s a big milestone, especially because with wireless, there just seems to be something about the power of ten. Every ten years a new wireless technology changes everything—from first generation analog networks all the way up to today’s fifth generation broadband networks. So ten is a big deal and a good time to think about what comes next.

    Now this is my first time addressing this conference as Acting Chairwoman, and...
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  • FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel announces Members of Revitalized Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council

    FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel announces Members of Revitalized Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council | site |



    Restructured Membership Adds New Federal Expertise, Public Interest Participation, and Diversity to Focus on 5G Network Security and Reliability


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: September 14, 2021)

    Washington, September 14, 2021 - - FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced the appointment of members to the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council. The recently reestablished CSRIC will focus primarily on improving 5G network security and hold its first public meeting on September 22. “The FCC’s CSRIC is one of the nation’s most impactful cybersecurity partnerships,” said FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel. “But in recent years this public-private collaboration has faced criticism t
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  • FCC seeks Comments on Competitive Access to Broadband in Apartment and Office Buildings

    Federal Communications Commission seeks Comments on Competitive Access to Broadband in Apartment and Office Buildings | site |



    Tees Up Questions on Revenue Sharing Agreements Between Building Owners and Providers, and on Exclusive Wiring and Marketing Arrangements


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: September 7, 2021) Washington, September 7, 2021 - - he Federal Communications Commission today announced it is inviting a new round of comments in a proceeding examining competitive access to broadband in apartment and office buildings. The new call for comments aims to better understand how the Commission can promote increased competition, consumer choice, and lower prices for Americans living and working in these buildings. “Across the country throughout the pandemic, the need for more and better broadband access has never been clearer,” said Acting Chairwoman Jessi...
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  • FCC announces new Covid-19 TeleHealth Program Awards totaling nearly 42 Million Dollars to Health Care Providers in every State and Territory

    Federal Communications Commission announces new Covid-19 TeleHealth Program Awards totaling nearly $42 Million to Health Care Providers in every State and Territory | site |


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: August 26, 2021)

    Washington, August 26, 2021 - - The Federal Communications Commission today approved an initial set of 62 applications for funding commitments totaling $41.98 million for Round 2 of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in each state, territory, and the District of Columbia, including those previously unfunded in Round 1, will use this funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. The FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program supports the efforts of health care providers to continue serving their patients by providing reimbursement for telecommunications services, information services, and connected devices necessary to enable telehealth...
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  • August 11th - - -FCC Reminds Schools and Libraries that Emergency Connectivity Fund Window Closes in 48 Hours

    August 11th - - - Federal Communications Commission Reminds Schools and Libraries that Emergency Connectivity Fund Window Closes in 48 Hours | site |



    Agency Encourages Applications for Funding for Remote Learning


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: August 11, 2021)

    Washington, August 11, 2021 - - Today, FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel called on schools and libraries to complete their applications for the Emergency Connectivity Fund for remote learning resources. The $7.17 billion program’s application window closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, August 13. “Far too many students are struggling to connect to modern education resources online – a terrible reality that only became starker during the COVID-19 pandemic. I want to strongly encourage schools and libraries with remote learning needs in their communities to apply for this new funding for the upc
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  • Federal Communications Commission Releases First-of-its-Kind Mobile Broadband Map

    Federal Communications Commission Releases First-of-its-Kind Mobile Broadband Map| site |


    Standardized 4G LTE Coverage Data Marks Progress on the FCC’s Broadband Mapping and Data Collection Efforts


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: August 6, 2021)

    Washington, August 6, 2021 - - Today, the FCC published a brand-new map showing mobile coverage and availability data in the U.S. from the country’s largest wireless providers. This is the first public map showing updated mobile coverage released by the FCC and represents a significant improvement over other data previously published by the agency. It also serves as a public test of the standardized criteria developed to facilitate improved mapping under the Broadband DATA Act. “A good map is one that changes over time. Today’s new map represents progress in our efforts to implement the Broadband DATA Act and build next-...
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  • FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, August 5, 2021

    FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, August 5, 2021

    Federal Communications Commission to Hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, August 5, 2021 | site |



    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it is scheduled to hold an Open Commission Meeting on Thursday, August 5, 2021. The Commission Meeting Agenda can be seen at the following online location: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachme...C-374517A1.pdf

    or

    Please press HERE
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  • Federal Communications Commission to Vote on designating Boston and Raleigh as Newest FCC Innovation Zones

    Federal Communications Commission to Vote on designating Boston and Raleigh as Newest FCC Innovation Zones | site |



    Boston and Raleigh Would Join New York City and Salt Lake City as Innovation and Research Test Beds for Advanced Wireless Technologies Like 5G and Open RAN


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) press release dated: July 14, 2021) Washington, July 14, 2021—FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today proposed establishing Raleigh, North Carolina and Boston, Massachusetts as innovation zones to allow for advanced wireless communications and network innovation and research. These designations would, among other positive impacts, help spur the development and integration of 5G network technologies and open radio access networks, or Open RAN. Innovation zones are FCC-designated, city-scale test beds managed by the National Science Foundation’s Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research. If a...
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  • FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for Aug. 11

    FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for Aug. 11

    Federal Emergency Management Agency and Federal Communications Commission Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for Aug. 11 | site |



    Test Messages Will be Sent to TVs and Radios Along with Select Cell Phones That Have Opted-in to Receive Test Messages



    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: June 11, 2021)

    Washington - - FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) this summer. The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. Both tests will begin at 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 11. The Wireless Emergency Alert portion of the test will be directed only to consumer cell phones where the subscriber has opted-in to receive test messages. This will be the second nationwide WEA test, but the first nationwide WE...
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  • The Federal Communications Commission further strengthens Emergency Alerting

    The Federal Communications Commission further strengthens Emergency Alerting

    The Federal Communications Commission further strengthens Emergency Alerting | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: June 17, 2021) Washington, June 17, 2021 - - The Federal Communications Commission today adopted rules to improve the way the public receives emergency alerts on their mobile phones, televisions, and radios. The nation’s Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts help keep the public safe and informed and are of ever-increasing importance given the emergencies and disasters Americans have faced in recent years. In 2018, however, a false emergency alert in Hawaii mistakenly warned of an incoming ballistic missile and highlighted the need to improve these systems. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 subsequently directed the Commission, in consultation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to adopt rules to strengthen emergency...
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  • Federal Communications Commission announces Emergency Connectivity Fund Application Window will Open on June 29

    Federal Communications Commission announces Emergency Connectivity Fund Application Window will Open on June 29 | site |



    FCC says Schools and Libraries Will Have 45 Days to Apply for Support to Aid Students Who Fall into the Homework Gap


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: June 15, 2021) Washington, June 15, 2021 - - Today, FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced schools and libraries can begin to file applications on June 29 for the newly established $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund. Schools and libraries can apply for financial support to purchase laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, and broadband connections for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons. During this 45-day application filing window, which will run from June 29 to August 13, eligible schools and libraries can submit requests for funding to purchase el...
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  • FCC says Emergency Broadband Benefit Program enrolls 2.3 Million Households in first 3 Weeks of Program

    Federal Communications Commission says Emergency Broadband Benefit Program enrolls 2.3 Million Households in first 3 Weeks of Program | site |



    Releases EBB public data tracking dashboard


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: June 7, 2021) Washington, June 7, 2021 - - Today FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program enrolled over 2.3 million households into the subsidy program initiated by Congress. Since mid-May, households in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and American Samoa were approved to receive a discount on their monthly internet bills and have selected a participating EBB provider to receive internet service at home. “I am thrilled to see that the great need for affordable broadband support is being met with over 2 million households enrolled in three short weeks. I’ve also said we nee...
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  • Federal Communications Commission to hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, May 20, 2021

    Federal Communications Commission to hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, May 20, 2021 | site |


    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to hold an Open Meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

    The Public Notice containing the Commission Meeting Agenda may be viewed at the following link location:

    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachme...C-372424A1.pdf

    or

    Press HERE
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  • FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel on the Second Anniversary of the 5G Security-focused Prague Proposals

    Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Rosenworcel on the Second Anniversary of the 5G Security-focused Prague Proposals | site |


    The Prague Proposals offer recommendations for nations to consider as they design, construct, and administer 5G infrastructure


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: May 3, 2021) Washington - - May 3, 2021—Two years ago, the Czech Republic hosted officials from thirty-two countries, the European Union, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for the Prague 5G Security Conference. Recognizing both the critical role 5G will play for their economies and the threat of untrusted vendors to 5G networks, conference attendees agreed on a set of security recommendations for 5G networks known as the Prague Proposals. Over the past two years, these proposals have helped encourage a more coordinated approach to 5G network security. Today, Acting FCC Chairwoman ...
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    FCC commits over 421 Million Dollars in additional Funding through Emergency Connectivity Fund Program
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    Federal Communications Commission commits over $421 Million in additional Funding through Emergency Connectivity Fund Program | site |



    New Funding Wave Brings Total Commitments to Over $3 Billion, Connecting Over 10 Million Students


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: November 8, 2021)

    Washington, November 8, 2021 - - The Federal Communications Commission today announced that it will commit over $421 million in the latest round of Emergency Connectivity Fund announcements, bringing total program commitments to over $3.05 billion. The funding is supporting schools and libraries in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. The funding can be used to support off-campus learning, such as nightly homework and virtual learning, as schools and libraries continue to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Far too many students lack the co...
    11-10-2021, 01:58 AM
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    Remarks of FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to the 10th Americas Spectrum Management Conference
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    Remarks of Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to the 10th Americas Spectrum Management Conference | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] speech release dated: October 12, 2021)



    Remarks of Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to the 10th Americas Spectrum Management Conference

    October 12, 2021​​​​​



    ​​Good morning! It’s great to join you for the tenth Americas Spectrum Management Conference. That’s a big milestone, especially because with wireless, there just seems to be something about the power of ten. Every ten years a new wireless technology changes everything—from first generation analog networks all the way up to today’s fifth generation broadband networks. So ten is a big deal and a good time to think about what comes next.

    Now this is my first time addressing this conference as Acting Chairwoman, and...
    10-13-2021, 11:06 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel announces Members of Revitalized Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council
    by Staff Reporter 1
    FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel announces Members of Revitalized Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council | site |



    Restructured Membership Adds New Federal Expertise, Public Interest Participation, and Diversity to Focus on 5G Network Security and Reliability


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: September 14, 2021)

    Washington, September 14, 2021 - - FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced the appointment of members to the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council. The recently reestablished CSRIC will focus primarily on improving 5G network security and hold its first public meeting on September 22. “The FCC’s CSRIC is one of the nation’s most impactful cybersecurity partnerships,” said FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel. “But in recent years this public-private collaboration has faced criticism t
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    09-18-2021, 09:19 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FCC seeks Comments on Competitive Access to Broadband in Apartment and Office Buildings
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission seeks Comments on Competitive Access to Broadband in Apartment and Office Buildings | site |



    Tees Up Questions on Revenue Sharing Agreements Between Building Owners and Providers, and on Exclusive Wiring and Marketing Arrangements


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: September 7, 2021) Washington, September 7, 2021 - - he Federal Communications Commission today announced it is inviting a new round of comments in a proceeding examining competitive access to broadband in apartment and office buildings. The new call for comments aims to better understand how the Commission can promote increased competition, consumer choice, and lower prices for Americans living and working in these buildings. “Across the country throughout the pandemic, the need for more and better broadband access has never been clearer,” said Acting Chairwoman Jessi...
    09-08-2021, 03:06 AM
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    FCC announces new Covid-19 TeleHealth Program Awards totaling nearly 42 Million Dollars to Health Care Providers in every State and Territory
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission announces new Covid-19 TeleHealth Program Awards totaling nearly $42 Million to Health Care Providers in every State and Territory | site |


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: August 26, 2021)

    Washington, August 26, 2021 - - The Federal Communications Commission today approved an initial set of 62 applications for funding commitments totaling $41.98 million for Round 2 of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in each state, territory, and the District of Columbia, including those previously unfunded in Round 1, will use this funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. The FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program supports the efforts of health care providers to continue serving their patients by providing reimbursement for telecommunications services, information services, and connected devices necessary to enable telehealth...
    08-29-2021, 05:03 AM

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