Items tagged "Spectrum"

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Public Knowledge Applauds Bill Amendment Extending Tribal Window for Broadband Access

November 18, 2020 2.5 GHz , Broadband , Broadband Access , FCC , Legislation , Spectrum

Today the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs amended S. 3264, the Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC Reclaiming Spectrum to Help Close Digital Divide

November 18, 2020 Broadband Access , Digital Divide , DSRC , FCC , Rural Broadband , Spectrum

Today, the Federal Communications Commission unanimously adopted an Order reclaiming the 45 MHz spectrum band from the auto industry in order to help close the digital divide.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Bill Giving Tribes A Second Chance at Spectrum to Connect Their Communities

October 15, 2020 2.5 GHz , FCC , Rural Broadband Access , Spectrum , Tribal Broadband , tribal priority window

Yesterday, Rep. Debra Haaland (D-NM) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the “Extending Tribal Broadband Priority Act of 2020” to open a second 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Priority Window at the Federal Communications Commission with the goal of helping more Tribes apply for spectrum to connect their communities. Public Knowledge commends Rep. Haaland and Sen. Warren for their efforts to end the digital divide by ensuring that everyone has broadband access everywhere.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC Chairman Pai for Order Boosting Rural Broadband Spectrum

October 6, 2020 Digital Divide , FCC , internet inequality , Rural Broadband Access , Spectrum , tv white spaces , TVWS

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai published a draft Report and Order to help close the digital divide by allowing devices that use unlicensed spectrum to provide better broadband coverage in rural and unserved areas.

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Public Knowledge Rebukes FCC for Ineffective Time Extension to Rural Tribal Priority Window

July 31, 2020 2.5ghz , FCC , Rural Broadband , Spectrum , Tribal Broadband

Today, in a blow to Tribal communities, the Federal Communications Commission extended the 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Priority Window (TPW) by just 30 days. This amount of time is not nearly enough to help Tribes that, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, have faced enormous obstacles in applying for the available spectrum during the […]

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Public Knowledge Joins More than 30 Organizations Urging Congress to Support FCC’s Move to Deploy 5G

May 20, 2020 5G , FCC , Ligado , Spectrum

Today, Public Knowledge joined more than 30 public interest groups, advocacy organizations, trade associations, academics, and former administration officials in a letter urging both the Senate and House Armed Services Committees to support the Federal Communications Commission’s bipartisan decision to finalize rules for Ligado Networks’ 5G deployment. The letter argues that the organizations — so often at odds with each other on spectrum issues — have come together to support the FCC’s action to spur on “innovation and competition in new 5G services while… protecting GPS from harmful interference.”

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Public Knowledge Commends FCC for Approving the Ligado License Modification Application

April 16, 2020 5G , FCC , Ligado , Spectrum

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai circulated a draft Order that would make new spectrum available for wireless companies such as Ligado to transition their networks to 5G. By allowing Ligado to modify its license to provide a hybrid satellite/terrestrial network architecture, the Order will enable Ligado to offer an internet-of-things oriented network that could compete in the new markets that 5G will create. Public Knowledge commends Chairman Pai for his leadership on making 5G a reality for all Americans.

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Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Bolster C-band Auction by Promoting Competition in 5G and Allowing Rural Spectrum Sharing

February 28, 2020 5G , Spectrum , Spectrum Auction

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Report and Order and Order of Proposed Modification that would reform the use of the C-band (3.7-3.98 GHz) to support the deployment of 5G.

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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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