It's unclear when the FCC will make a decision on a proposal that would allow Globalstar to move forward with its plan to offer terrestrial low power service (TLPS), but a lot of folks this week are trying to influence the final vote.
DALLAS-- Verizon took a different path from its ILEC brethren in the special access market segment when it developed a proposal with Incompas have to regulate special access services.
The NAB is imploring the FCC to revise rules governing broadcast station ownership given the current wave of MVPD consolidation.
Frontier Communications has named Michael D. Saperstein, Jr. as vice president of regulatory affairs. The FCC and PCIA veteran will help shape the telco's regulatory affairs strategy as it doubles in size.
The mobile world has been buzzing about 5G in recent months, with Verizon saying earlier this year it plans to begin launching commercial services as early as next year. But it's increasingly apparent that U.S. consumers won't have access to truly mobile 5G offerings for at least a few more years.
Frontier Communications may be a large ILEC that has to provide special access to competitive providers, but it does not see the pending FCC review as having a large impact on how it delivers these services or its revenue base.
T-Mobile once again urged the FCC to stick with its 39-month repacking timeframe following the incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum, saying any delay "would impose grave harm on consumers."
In an issue that drew bipartisan support, the FCC released its public notice inviting parties to update and refresh the record when it comes to proposed sharing solutions between Wi-Fi and Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) operations in the 5.9 GHz band.
Level 3 Communications says that if the FCC moves to place privacy regulations on wholesale and enterprise voice, the regulator should update the current regulations because the needs of this segment differ from consumer voice services.
In a New York Times op-ed, antitrust lawyer Jonathan Kanter lauds the basic premise of the FCC's controversial "Unlock the Box" NPRM on pay-TV set-tops. But he warns that in developing the proposal, the agency has hooked its wagon to Google, a giant company that could potentially wreak far more havoc than just charging customers too much for cable boxes.