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House GOP, Democratic Members Spin Net Neutrality, Reauth at Hearing; One Planned on Net Neutrality

Net neutrality played a lead role during a Tuesday House Communications Subcommittee FCC oversight hearing amid bids by Republicans and Democrats to spin the issue. House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., led House Communications Republicans in calling for … Subscribe to Read >>

Fixed Satellite Should Share Spectrum, Say Google, Mimosa, New America

The FCC should allow fixed wireless service to share the 3700 MHz-4200 MHz band with the incumbent fixed satellite service (FSS) because the satellite users are underutilizing the band and are doomed to lose that spectrum anyway, said speakers … Subscribe to Read >>

Google Tells FCC It Shouldn't Change 3.5 GHz Rules; Carriers Disagree

Google opposes proposed changes CTIA and T-Mobile sought to rules for the 3.5 GHz shared band, saying the FCC needs to keep its eye on stability. Verizon supported the CTIA petition over that of T-Mobile, consistent with its … Subscribe to Read >>

O'Rielly Says Revised Rules for Wi-Fi in 3.5 GHz Band Likely Final Early Next Year

Commissioner Mike O’Rielly, tasked by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with overseeing changes to rules for the 3.5 GHz band, expects new rules in early 2018, he told a Free State Foundation conference Tuesday, where new Wireless Bureau Chief Donald … Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Inquiry Into MTE Broadband Sparks Industry Divisions, Property Owner Resistance

Commenters were split over possible FCC broadband regulation in apartment buildings and other residential and commercial multiple tenant environments (MTEs). Incompas, Sprint and others supported regulatory efforts to identify and remove barriers to broadband deployment and competition. Property owners … Subscribe to Read >>

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Carr FCC Nomination Raises New Questions on Senate Confirmations Timing, Process

FCC General Counsel Brendan Carr's nomination to the commission's vacant GOP seat poses as many questions as it answers about the path forward for his confirmation process and those of Democratic FCC nominee Jessica Rosenworcel and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who requires a vote on his own renomination, industry lobbyists told us. President Donald Trump formally sent Carr's nomination to the Senate at our deadline Thursday. The White House said Wednesday Trump would nominate Carr to both the remainder of the vacant seat's current term, which ends June 13, 2018, and an additional five-year term that expires in June 2023 (see 1706280068). Industry observers told us the Carr and Rosenworcel nominations could signal an imminent period of relative stability at the FCC (see 1706290065). … Read More >>

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