Items tagged "next-gen wireless"

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FCC Chairman Pai Moves to Close Digital Divide by Bringing Home Gigabit Wi-Fi to America

April 1, 2020 5G , 6 GHz , FCC , next-gen wireless , Wi-Fi , Wi-Fi 6

Today, the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai circulated a draft Report and Order that would make the 6 GHz band available for unlicensed spectrum use. The first significant new allocation of midband spectrum for unlicensed use in 17 years, opening the 6 GHz band is vitally important to enabling the deployment of next generation Wi-Fi Technology, called Wi-Fi 6. 

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Public Knowledge Welcomes C-Band Auction Bill to Fund Closing Digital Divide

January 29, 2020 5G , C-band , Digital Divide , E911 , internet inequality , next-gen wireless , Spectrum , Spectrum Auction

Yesterday, Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the “The Spectrum Management And Reallocation for Taxpayers (or SMART) Act” to create a public auction for C-Band spectrum and use the revenue to provide funding for rural broadband and next-generation 911 services. Public Knowledge welcomes this bipartisan effort to help close the widening digital […]

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Harold Feld to Testify Before Senate Commerce Committee On 5G Deployment

January 21, 2020 5G , next-gen wireless , Spectrum , testimony , Wireless , Wireless Deployment , Wireless Infrastructure , wireless network

Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. His testimony in the hearing on “The 5G Workforce and Obstacles To Broadband Deployment” will urge Congress to balance the wireless industry’s goals with the public interest to maintain America’s wireless leadership while equally distributing the benefits of 5G to all Americans. 

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Phillip Berenbroick to Testify Before House Energy & Commerce Committee On Repurposing the C-Band to Benefit All Americans

October 28, 2019 C-band , Digital Divide , next-gen wireless , Rural Broadband Access , Spectrum , Spectrum Auction

Public Knowledge Policy Director Phillip Berenbroick will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce Tuesday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m. His testimony in the hearing on “Repurposing the C-Band to Benefit All Americans” will urge Congress to ensure the public airwaves in the 3.7-4.2 gigahertz range (the “C-Band”) benefit the public interest. […]

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Bipartisan Bill to Speed Deployment of Next-Generation Wireless Networks

October 24, 2019 C-band , next-gen wireless , Spectrum , Spectrum Auction , wireless network

Today, a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA), Bill Johnson (R-OH), and Greg Gianforte (R-MT), introduced the C-BAND Act to speed deployment of next-generation wireless networks.

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Harold Feld to Testify Before House Energy & Commerce Committee On Securing America’s Wireless Future

September 26, 2019 next-gen wireless , testimony , Wireless Deployment , Wireless Infrastructure

Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce Friday, September 27 at 9:30 a.m. His testimony in the hearing on “Legislating to Secure America’s Wireless Future” will urge Congress to maintain U.S. leadership in wireless technology by supporting wireless investments through the SHARE Act and […]

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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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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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