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The first such MOU between @FCC & a sub-Saharan African nation in more than twenty years, this agreement seeks to increase coordination & the exchange of best practices on fifth generation #5G technologies, network security, & other policy issues. #FCCGov https://t.co/26T0nII3jo— The FCC (@FCC) April 8, 2021
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Source: https://www.geekwire.com/2021/critics-take-aim-spacex-starlink-amazon-kuiper-satellite-constellations/ BY ALAN BOYLE on March 11, 2021 SpaceX, Amazon and OneWeb say their satellite mega-constellations will make broadband internet goodness available to billions of people around the world who are unserved or underserved — but some say those promises have to be weighed against the potential perils. These critics cite the risk of catastrophic satellite collisions, concerns about cybersecurity...
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Thursday, February 11, 2021 On Jan. 25, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral argument on the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) 2020 decision on radiofrequency emission limits (RFE) in which the FCC made a number of procedural changes to its rules but essentially left the RFE limits adopted in 1996...
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WASHINGTON — The Defense Department will focus on preventing interference to aviation instruments rather than trying to stop the Federal Communications Commission from auctioning C-band spectrum used for 5G communication, officials tell Defense News. The Pentagon’s decision comes despite industry’s concerns about the functionality of a key aviation technology, which led to a Dec. 1 memo from...
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Source: TCI Magazine, official publication of the TREE CARE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION https://tcimag.tcia.org/tree-care/beware-the-dangers-from-am-radio-and-5g-transmission-sites/ by RICK HOWLAND As if tree care isn’t dangerous enough, there’s an increasing safety threat that hasn’t yet gotten much attention – radio waves. Radio waves are everywhere, and have been since the dawn of the universe. Man-made ones have been around for more...
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Source https://www.satellitetoday.com/broadband/2021/01/04/viasat-requests-fcc-look-into-environmental-impact-of-spacexs-starlink-constellation/ By Rachel Jewett | January 4, 2021 Viasat has taken issue with SpaceX’s request to lower the orbital altitude of its Starlink satellite constellation, and requested the FCC to prepare an environmental impact statement on Starlink.  In an FCC filing on Dec. 22, Viasat outlined its environmental concerns with Starlink and with SpaceX’s request to relocate the satellites to...
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Image credit: DOD Source: https://www.defensenews.com/2020/12/21/the-military-is-scrambling-to-understand-the-aviation-crash-risk-from-a-new-5g-sale/ By: Valerie Insinna and Aaron Mehta, December 21 at 5:00 AM WASHINGTON — As part of a broader move to boost the 5G industry in the United States, the Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 8 began auctioning a portion of C-band electromagnetic spectrum, a move the committee’s chairman, Ajit Pai, celebrated as “a...
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Source: https://www.vice.com/en/article/5dpden/the-fcc-is-allowing-5g-towers-on-indigenous Tribal preservation offices can’t keep up with a deluge of requests, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing them to close or work at reduced capacity. By Sophie Stuber December 9, 2020 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is approving the construction of 5G towers on what could be sacred Indigenous lands without tribal consent, VICE...
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Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-07/plane-crash-risk-seen-rising-on-fcc-plan-to-expand-5g-spectrum By Todd Shields, Alan Levin, and Helene Fouquet December 7, 2020, 7:31 PM GMT+2Updated on December 8, 2020, 12:42 AM GMT+2 Study warns of interference with electronics on airliners FCC says use of airwaves is safe and will open auction Tuesday A plan to redeploy spectrum for super-fast 5G wireless networks is sparking concern among aviation safety experts...
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November 10, 2020 A white paper by an aviation watchdog warns of ‘catastrophic failures’ if 5G moves into the spectrum traditionally used by civil aircraft. BY MICHAEL VERDON A white paper by the RTCA, a private-public aviation partnership that advises the Federal Aviation Administration, warns that 5G technologies could pose a “major risk…of harmful interference” to radar on...
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