Dan Fallon, senior RF engineer at Dielectric, says temporary antennas could be the way to go for broadcasters in order to meet the 39-month time frame allotted for channel repacking after the 600 MHz incentive auction, according to TVNewsCheck.
While Democratic lawmakers helped get the ball rolling for the FCC to propose new rules to break up the pay-TV set-top leasing business, the party is hardly in lock step on the issue.
Frontier Communications is confident that when the FCC completes its analysis of the special access and local Ethernet markets, the regulator will find that the market is competitive and businesses have a bevy of service options.
Verizon is facing new accusations from the CWA and two consumer advocacy groups which claim that the telco continues to threaten to cut off service to DSL and legacy voice customers unless they switch to fiber.
The nation's five largest mobile carriers are backing an initiative that would help them to share information and fix network outages during disasters and other emergencies.
While everyone pretty much agrees that releasing more spectrum is good, the experimental nature the FCC is taking with the 3.5 GHz band isn't making all wireless carriers jump with joy. In fact, CTIA says the FCC failed to put into place appropriate incentives and protections for licensed users and risks undermining the success of its spectrum sharing model.
Spherix, a holder of Nortel patents, has filed two lawsuits against Level 3 Communications, the former tw telecom (which was merged with Level 3 in 2014), and FairPoint Communications claiming the companies infringed on intellectual property around Ethernet.
Verizon has made another move to keep its maintenance and installation schedules on time by deploying thousands of additional employees as wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continue their labor strike.
Saying uplink interference is an enormously complex problem, O3b told the FCC that absent serious engagement right away, it's unlikely that any solution can be developed in the near term when it comes to shared satellite and terrestrial use of the 28 GHz band.
How does a guy go from being a cable industry lobbyist to proposing two of the most unpopular ideas to hit the business since the retrans fee was invented? However FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler did it, such a transition is not all that common.