Items tagged "Spectrum"

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Advocates Ask FCC Chairman Not To Take Away 5G Spectrum From Rural America

October 11, 2018 5G , CBRS , Rural Access , Spectrum

Today, Public Knowledge joined 20 rural advocacy organizations, rural healthcare providers, rural network operators, and public interest advocates in a letter urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to preserve the existing Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS) rules that enable small providers to offer service in rural areas.

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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 Welcomes Bipartisan “AIRWAVES Act” to Secure America’s Broadband, Wireless Future

February 7, 2018 broadband infrastructure , National Network Upgrade , Rural Broadband , Spectrum , Tech Transitions

Today, Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-R) and Rep. Mike Doyle (PA-D) introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum, or “AIRWAVES,” Act. The AIRWAVES Act is the House companion to S.1682.

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Public Knowledge Supports Trump Administration Withdrawal of Vehicle-2-Vehicle Plan Mandating DSRC

November 1, 2017 automotive , department of transportation , DSRC , FCC , Spectrum

According to reports, the Trump administration will withdraw an Obama administration Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that sought to install vehicle-2-vehicle technology called “dedicated short-range communications” (DSRC) in all future car models. Public Knowledge contends that withdrawing the proposal will make Americans more safe, as the driverless car technology currently poses both cybersecurity and privacy risks.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Flawed FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on 3.5GHz Band

October 24, 2017 3.5GHz , FCC , Rural Access , Spectrum

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to roll back portions of the agency’s 2015 3.5GHz licensing Order. Public Knowledge contends that this short-sighted policy making is completely unsupported by the record developed in multiple proceedings and undermines years of work to promote innovative and efficient use of limited spectrum resources.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Microsoft’s Rural Broadband Strategy to Connect Rural Americans

July 11, 2017 Broadband , Rural Access , Rural Broadband , Spectrum , White Spaces

Today, Microsoft announced the launch of its Rural Airband Initiative to bring high-speed broadband to 2 million people in rural America. The Airband Initiative relies on the TV white spaces (TVWS), an open spectrum technology similar to Wi-Fi (sometimes called “super Wi-Fi”).

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FCC Announces Results of Wireless Spectrum Incentive Auction

April 13, 2017 FCC , Public Airwaves , Spectrum , Spectrum Reform , Unlicensed Spectrum

Today, the Federal Communications Commission announced the closing results of the broadcast incentive auction. This first-in-the-world incentive auction allowed telecommunications providers to bid on spectrum licenses owned by broadcasters. Broadcasters voluntarily participated to relinquish airwaves for mobile use in exchange for a portion of the winning bids.

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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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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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