Speaking to a gathering of small cable operators, Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska) discounted the FCC's push to reform rules governing pay-TV set-tops.
In one fell swoop, the FCC today put the U.S. in a 5G leadership position, voting 5-0 to approve its Spectrum Frontiers proceeding to make spectrum bands above 24 GHz available for 5G.
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and Congressman Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) are concerned that U.S. consumers aren't getting all of the information they need about the actual costs of their wireline and wireless services.
The FCC voted along party lines to upgrade the Lifeline program to enable low-income residents to get broadband access, but the passing of the reform was fraught with controversy over an earlier proposal that failed to take flight.
The FCC voted to expand the Lifeline program to cover broadband Internet service for low-income Americans during a heated meeting that followed the collapse of an 11th-hour effort to reach a consensus among the five commissioners.
The FCC voted to approve new rules that would require submarine cable operators to report outages to the regulator, an initiative that could hold operators more accountable.
I will be talking to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn in FierceWireless 's first Twitter chat on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. ET. Follow our Twitter handle @FierceWireless and Clyburn's, which is @MClyburnFCC. You can follow the action via the #ClyburnFCC hashtag.
The FCC's vote to approve final rules for next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum drew a lukewarm response from both wireless carriers and broadcasters. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler had said that no stakeholder got everything they wanted in the complex set of rules, and that was reflected in the reactions to the 3-2 vote to approve the rules and set the auction to start on March 29, 2016.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla.--FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn urged the wireless industry to adopt additional safety provisions she said might prevent injury and death among tower climbers.
WASHINGTON--The FCC voted, 3-2, to codify new net neutrality regulations for wireless and wireline networks that would bar blocking and throttling of content and ban carriers and ISPs from striking deals with content companies to zip their content faster to consumers. In doing so, the FCC is reclassifying broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, instead of a lightly-regulated information service, a move that carriers and ISPs have said will stifle innovation.