Items tagged "Spectrum"

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Media Alert: Public Knowledge Hosts Connected Car Security Flaws Briefing December 6

November 30, 2016 automotive , Cybersecurity , DSRC , Privacy , Spectrum

This event has been rescheduled due to time conflicts and to better accommodate panelists. We will announce a new date at a later time. Please contact Shiva Stella with media inquiries.

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Consumer Groups Tell FCC Wireless Car Technology Unsafe and Violates Privacy

August 24, 2016 5.9GHz band , DSRC , FCC , Spectrum , Spectrum Reform

Today, Public Knowledge and six consumer groups filed comments telling the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that the wireless technology the auto industry will begin to deploy next month makes automobiles more vulnerable to cyberattacks, violates consumer privacy, and commercializes spectrum intended for public safety. In addition, Public Knowledge and 18 consumer groups filed a letter generally supporting the need for a non-commercial condition, and adequate privacy and cybersecurity protections.

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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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Public Knowledge Demands FCC Protect Wireless Car Network from Cyberattacks

June 28, 2016 5.9GHz band , automotive , DSRC , FCC , Spectrum

Today, Public Knowledge and The New America Open Technology Institute filed a Petition for Rulemaking with the Federal Communications Commission to establish requirements for cybersecurity and privacy protection in the Direct Short Range Communication (DSRC) service.

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The FCC and Automakers Must Save Our Wifi

June 8, 2016 5.9GHz band , FCC , Spectrum , Spectrum Reform , Unlicensed Spectrum

Currently, the auto industry plans to use the spectrum for “Dedicated Short Range Communication” (DSRC), a device that talks to every other car with a DSRC unit (also referred to as “vehicle-2-vehicle” or “v2v” communication). According to auto companies, they can’t share the swath of spectrum given to them in the 5.9 GHz band, because it would endanger consumers. That simply is not the case.

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Public Knowledge Defends Public Interest in Next-Gen TV Comments to FCC

May 27, 2016 ATSC 3.0 , FCC , Next-Gen TV , Spectrum , Spectrum Reform

Yesterday, Public Knowledge joined the Open Technology Institute at New America and Common Cause in filing comments with the Federal Communications Commission defending the public interest in next-generation TV technologies, specifically the ATSC 3.0 digital broadcast standard. Public Knowledge encourages the FCC to maintain and strengthen the public interest obligations that local broadcasters must meet as part of their role as trustees of the public airwaves, as the agency and broadcasting industry move forward on the next generation of broadcast technology.

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PK Supports FCC Spectrum Sharing Notice, Urges FCC to Open Privacy and Cybersecurity Proceeding

May 26, 2016 5.9GHz band , automotive , DSRC , FCC , Spectrum

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a public notice that seeks comment on testing spectrum sharing on the 5.9GHz band. These spectrum sharing tests would be set up between the auto industry’s vehicle-to-vehicle communications (“Dedicated Short Range Communications,” or DSRC) and Wi-Fi. Public Knowledge joins others in asking the FCC to allow devices to share this 75 MHz of much-needed spectrum on a non-interfering basis.

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Phillip Berenbroick to Testify Before House Energy and Commerce to Increase Spectrum Pipeline

October 6, 2015 FCC , Spectrum , Spectrum Auction , Spectrum Reform

Public Knowledge Government Affairs Counsel Phillip Berenbroick will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Wednesday, October 7 at 10:15 a.m. His testimony in the hearing on “Improving Federal Spectrum Systems” will support increasing the amount of spectrum available to create a robust pipeline that helps promote competition, deploy broadband, and foster innovation throughout America. He will also advocate for the importance of including unlicensed spectrum in the bands that are cleared.

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Senators Call on FCC to Examine LTE-U Technology

July 31, 2015 FCC , Spectrum

Today, Senators Brian Schatz, Richard Blumenthal, Tom Udall, Ed Markey, Maria Cantwel, and Claire McCaskill sent a letter to Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler, urging the CC to examine the effects of LTE unlicensed (LTE-U) technology. The letter expresses concern that, if left unchecked, LTE-U could interfere with and thus seriously harm important consumer technologies like Wi-Fi.

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