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By THERESA HITCHENS on September 11, 2020  WASHINGTON: The FCC’s controversial decision to let Ligado proceed with its 5G wireless network over fierce DoD objections is just one more example of the broken state of the US regime for managing spectrum, industry experts say. “There’s a lot of inefficiencies in the process. But it’s basically a fight,...
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RZR and Kymeta Land Cruiser Paul Sawers@psawers August 25, 2020 6:00 AM Kymeta, a company that develops satellite antennas and services to bring connectivity to any vehicle or vessel, has raised $85.2 million in a round of funding led by Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. The raise comes as various high-profile companies are developing low earth...
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The FCC auctioned off more 5G spectrum for $4.6 billion. Angela Lang/CNET The FCC awards more than 20,000 licenses for midband 3.5GHz spectrum. Corinne Reichert The FCC netted almost $4.6 billion after auctioning off 5G spectrum to US carriers. The midband 3.5GHz spectrum will “further the deployment of 5G,” the FCC said Wednesday. More than 20,000 spectrum licenses were...
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Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Michael O’Rielly served as FCC commissioner for six years. By Russell Brandom  Aug 3, 2020, 6:01pm EDT President Trump has withdrawn the nomination of FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, a six-year FCC veteran who was expected by many to be renewed for a third term, as first reported by Reuters. The withdrawal comes less than...
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by Caleb Henry — July 30, 2020 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on July 30 approved Amazon’s request to operate a constellation of roughly 3,200 internet satellites in low Earth orbit.  The FCC said Amazon has until July 30, 2026 to launch at least 50% of its satellites in order to maintain its authorization, and until...
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Source: https://www.multichannel.com/news/utilities-sue-fcc-over-6-ghz-order#:~:text=The%20Utilities%20Technology%20Council%20has,the%20entire%206%20GHz%20band.&text=Electric%20utilities%2D%2Dand%20broadcast,from%20unlicensed%20broadband%20access%20devices. By JOHN EGGERTON The Utilities Technology Council has joined broadcasters in suing the FCC over its decision to allow unlicensed use in the entire 6 GHz band.  “The Federal Communications Commission acted unlawfully and against the public interest when it permitted a host of new users into a vital spectrum band that will...
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The evolving 5G case study in United States unilateral spectrum planning and policy https://doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2020.102011 Rob Frieden Extract: This paper offers a critical rebuke to unilateral spectrum management, because the short-term benefits expected by the U. S. government likely will be offset by countervailing harms to 5G manufacturers, carriers and consumers. The paper tracks fractious preparation...
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Source: https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Government-and-industry-combine-to-downplay-the-15421230.php By Mark Leno and Ellie Marks July 21, 2020 In 2015, the city of Berkeley passed an ordinance requiring cell phone retailers to advise consumers, in a flyer at the point of sale, that keeping a cell phone in their pocket or near their body could expose them to wireless radiation above Federal...
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Source: https://www.appleworld.today/blog/2020/7/17/judge-orders-apple-to-make-public-its-fcc-correspondence-regarding-iphone-radiation-levels?fbclid=IwAR0nt9K4Y9cif9p8BS17cD-qOlMmh97iCvRLZc0x_bK0hVjJCJRCNFU9O7Q July 17 2020 by Dennis Sellers U.S. District Judge William Alsup has ordered Apple to hand over its Federal Communications Commission correspondence to consumers who allege iPhones emit dangerous levels of radiation, after asking Apple during a hearing if it was “afraid” the public would be “horrified” at the information, reports Law360 (a...
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Iridium-Next satellite “I think there’s some very compelling petitions for reconsideration before the FCC right now, so I’m hoping that they would hit the pause button,” says Iridium’s legal rep Robert McDowell. By THERESA HITCHENSon July 10, 2020 at 3:50 PM WASHINGTON: Iridium is considering legal action to block the FCC’s controversial approval of Ligado’s...
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