Items tagged "Spectrum"

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FCC Chairman Pai Moves to Leverage 12 GHz Band to Close Digital Divide

December 29, 2020 12 GHz , 5G , Digital Divide , FCC , internet inequality , Spectrum , Spectrum Reform , Wireless , wireless broadband

Last week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai circulated a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that could potentially leverage spectrum sharing technology to help close the digital divide. Adding the 12 GHz band to the agency’s “5G FAST Plan” would make an additional 500 MHz of contiguous spectrum available for two-way fixed and mobile 5G wireless broadband services, while protecting incumbent satellite uses (including satellite broadband) from harmful interference.

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Public Knowledge Opposes FCC Media Ownership Repeal in Supreme Court Amicus Brief

December 23, 2020 amicus brief , FCC , Litigation , Media Consolidation , Media Diversity , Media Ownership , Prometheus Radio Project , Spectrum

Today, Public Knowledge filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the Prometheus Radio Project and other opponents of the Federal Communication Commission’s 2017 Order eliminating most of the broadcast ownership rules.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes FCC Action to Begin Transition to Next Generation Television

December 10, 2020 ATSC 3.0 , ATSC Transition , DTV Transition , FCC , Spectrum

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Report and Order that modifies existing regulations to encourage adoption of ATSC 3.0, a new Broadcast Television Standard.

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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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