Items tagged "5G"

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Rather Than Advance 5G Deployments, FCC Power Grab Will Likely Spur Lawsuits

September 26, 2018 5G , Digital Divide , FCC , Wireless Infrastructure

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Declaratory Ruling and Report and Order to effectively curtail the ability of state and local governments to exercise oversight of local rights of way and other public property when reviewing applications for wireless small cell deployments.

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FCC Spectrum Vote Maintains Commitment to Sharing, but Paves Way for Spectrum Warehousing

June 7, 2018 5G , Competition , FCC , Spectrum

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Third Report and Order, Memorandum Opinion and Order, and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as part of its efforts to make additional millimeter wave (“mmW”) spectrum available for mobile broadband, and other uses, and enable deployment of 5G wireless networks.

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Public Knowledge Files Opposition to Petitions for Reconsideration in 5G Spectrum Frontiers

February 1, 2017 5G , FCC , next-gen wireless , Spectrum

Yesterday, Public Knowledge and New America’s Open Technology Institute filed an Opposition to Petitions for Reconsideration of the Federal Communications Commission’s 5G Spectrum Frontiers Order adopted in 2016.

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FCC Enforcement Action Reclaims Valuable Public Airwaves For Americans

January 12, 2017 5G , FCC , Spectrum Licensing , Wireless

Today, the Federal Communications Commission announced a consent decree settling an enforcement action against Straight Path Wireless. The settlement requires a payment of $100 million and returns these valuable licenses to the FCC for use for 5G services.

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Public Knowledge Commends FCC for Providing Spectrum for 5G Wireless Technology

July 14, 2016 5G , FCC , next-gen wireless , Spectrum , Wireless

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to open up substantial amounts of spectrum for unlicensed use, including Wi-Fi and next-generation wireless technologies such as 5G. Public Knowledge commends the FCC for working to make sure that our future wireless networks reflect the values of universal access, competition, consumer protection and public safety.

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Media Alert: PK Hosting Press Briefing on the Future of America’s Network: An Upgrade for Everyone

July 8, 2016 5G , Broadband , FCC , Spectrum , Tech Transition

Public Knowledge will host a press briefing Tuesday, July 12 at 2 p.m. ET to discuss two items on the Federal Communications Commission’s July 14 Open Meeting agenda: 5G wireless networks — the new spectrum frontier — and a technology transition framework as carriers phase out the legacy telephone network. Both pieces of network infrastructure are interconnected and depend on each other to function, making them critical for the development of next-generation communications services.

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The Trump Administration Goes to War on 5G — With Itself

May 19, 2020 5G , Ligado , Spectrum Reform

We sent a joint letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on this topic today, which you can read here. Perhaps the most impressive thing about 5G – the next generation of wireless technology — is that it manages to bridge the hyper-partisan divide in Washington, D.C. Democrats and Republicans — including President […]

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Dish Could Be a Fine Competitor in Wireless – That’s Not the Point.

December 20, 2019 5G , Anticompetitive mergers , Antitrust , DISH , DISH Network , DOJ , FCC , Litigation , Spectrum , Sprint , Sprint/T-Mobile , T-Mobile , Wireless Competition

This week was the T-Mobile/Sprint merger trial’s second week, and it focused on the Department of Justice’s proposed remedy: having the combined TMO/Sprint spin off a number of assets to DISH and provide DISH with a bunch of other spectrum and network access rights to enable DISH to enter the market as a competing fourth […]

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FCC Action on Wireless Infrastructure Hamstrings Cities but Won’t Spur More 5G Deployment

September 25, 2018 5G , FCC , Rural Access , Wireless Deployment , Wireless Infrastructure

On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on an Order and Declaratory Ruling it claims will promote deployment of next-generation wireless networks. The crux of the FCC’s action will impose stringent limits on the fees states and localities charge wireless companies to install and maintain small cells in public rights-of-way (ROW) and on other government property. Additionally, the FCC substitutes decision-making by local elected officials with its own on issues ranging from public safety to community aesthetics when a locality considers a wireless small cell application.

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