Too much regulation can be a bad thing, but statistics show that tower safety in the U.S. has a long way to go. Statistics from Thomas P. Fuller, safety program director of the Health Sciences Department at Illinois State University, bear this out.
Frontier has agreed to accept $283 million in annual Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II support from the FCC that it says will enable it to build out broadband service to over 650,000 rural locations that it could not economically reach before.
The FCC is reaching more broadcasters ahead of next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. According to Reuters, nearly two-thirds of eligible U.S. TV stations have been briefed by FCC officials about the auction, up from an estimate of "nearly half" FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler cited in April.
AT&T thinks T-Mobile US' push to expand the amount of spectrum smaller carriers can bid on in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum is more about making sure T-Mobile has less competition in bidding in urban markets than in expanding its rural coverage.
With the FCC's new net neutrality rules now in effect, the regulator has named Parul Desai to serve as the Open Internet ombudsperson, the public's primary point of contact for questions and complaints related to the new rules.
Fresh off the regulatory defeat of the $45 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, Comcast regulatory affairs chief David L. Cohen is set to host a $2,700-a-plate fundraiser for 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
A group of smaller broadcasters has filed an emergency petition against DirecTV with the FCC, claiming the satellite TV operator isn't negotiating retransmission licensing in good faith.
Broadcom, Ericsson, Google and Verizon are just some of the stakeholders that weighed in on the FCC's request for information on current trends related to LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA). Several players in the Wi-Fi community argue that the LTE-U/LAA and Wi-Fi communities need closer collaboration.
Cloud services were tipped to be included in new data protection rules that are expected to be finalised by the European Union (EU) today (Jun. 15).
Given increased interest in using millimeter-wave (mmWave) for wireless communications, researchers at NYU Wireless are advocating for new safety metrics that are based on body temperature rather than the standard used nowadays, which is based on power density.