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AT&T and Verizon complain to FCC about T-Mobile’s big spectrum advantage (ars technica)

Enlarge / A pigeon rests on a T-Mobile logo outside a mobile phone store, operated by Deutsche Telekom AG, in Munich, Germany, on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) AT&T and Verizon are worried about T-Mobile's vast spectrum holdings and have asked the Federal Communications Commission to impose limits on the carrier's ability to obtain more spectrum licenses. Verizon kicked things off in August when it petitioned the FCC to reconsider its acceptance of a new lease that ...
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35 years ago the Senate held hearings on rock lyrics. It was a First Amendment showdown for the ages.

Tipper Gore testifies at the Senate hearings on rock lyrics on September 19, 1985. C-Span It's become known as the "PMRC Senate hearing," or the "Tipper Gore-Frank Zappa hearing," or the "rock-porn hearing." It was September 19, 1985, smack dab in the middle of the Reagan era. Moral panics were the order of the day. Sen. Al Gore's wife, Tipper, was upset that a Prince album she bought for her daughter had risque lyrics. She literally made a federal case out of it. As politicians and their ...
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Florida FM Station Rebrands as ‘Trump Country’ — Is It Legal?

A Fort Myers, Florida rock station on the FM dial flipped to a country format Wednesday, but not just any country format: it’s “Trump Country.” An FCC-licensed radio station branding its entire identity around supporting a political candidate in the days leading up to an election seems to be unprecedented in anyone’s memory, if not […]
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More than half of BSNL equipment acquired from Huawei, ZTE

More than half of state-run BSNL’s telecom equipment is from Chinese companies ZTE and Huawei, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) revealed in Parliament on Thursday. Additionally, more than 10% of all of state-owned MTNL’s — to be merged with BSNL — network equipment comes from Chinese manufacturers, though it’s unclear whether these manufacturers include ZTE or Huawei. Huawei and ZTE have been under the scanner in India, given long-standing Indo-China tensions. Altho...
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I use this removable coat heater to keep warm while walking outside in freezing weather — here's how it works

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Anseris I'm typically cold, especially in the fall and winter, even while wearing a warm jacket or layers.Anseris' Torch 2.0 Universal Coat Heater and Warmer attaches to the inside of coats and jackets to keep you warm with three different heat settings.Weighing only 5 ounces, the device is lightweight and compact, making it perfect for outdoor activities. Regulating my body temperature properly...
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Trump is trying to rig the FCC to pass his executive order cracking down on Facebook and Twitter

President Donald Trump. Carlos Barria/Reuters President Trump on Wednesday nominated National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) advisor Nathan Simington to join the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Simington would be replacing FCC commissioner Mike O'Rielly, who has expressed doubt over Trump's executive order targeting social media companies. Trump needs three out of five FCC members to sign off on a petition put forward by the NTIA to enact the executive or...
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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

New York Stock Exchange opens during COVID-19 Reuters Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Here's what you need to know before markets open.1. Global stocks drop after Fed's upbeat economic outlook dents chances of more stimulus.  Global stocks slid on Thursday, while the dollar edged up, after the US Federal Reserve gave no indication that any new stimulus measures would be forthcoming, as the economy continues to recover ...
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GAO-20-606, Telecommunications: FCC Should Take Action to Better Manage Persistent Fraud Risks in the Schools and Libraries Program, September 16, 2020

Since 1998, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) E-rate program has been a significant source of technology funding for schools and libraries (applicants) to obtain affordable broadband...
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The most affordable home internet plans for remote learning

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Peter Dazeley/Getty Images Many internet service providers (ISPs) offer specially discounted plans for households receiving economic assistance from the government, such as the National Student Lunch Program (NSLP).Many of these plans cost less than $20/month and include networking equipment.The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) also has a program to help defray the cost of internet service f...
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Milestones in Radio Broadcasting History

With the prevalent use of the Internet, the ubiquitous smartphones, and the startling rise of music streaming services, a lot of self-described experts have predicted the eventual death of traditional radio. These are the “quaint” electronic devices with antennas, which let people listen to FM and AM radio music and news, along with other frequency bands. Yet the latest stats show a startling set of facts regarding radio listening. According to Nielsen data, it turns out that in 2019, about 272...
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Amazon Canada Deals: Save 47% on Smart Plug WiFi Mini Socket + 70% on Solar Motion Light + More Offers

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Microsoft Wants To Take on Amazon in Connecting Satellites To the Cloud

Microsoft is looking to challenge Amazon in offering a service that connects satellites directly to the company's cloud computing network, according to documents the company filed with the Federal Communications Commission last month. From a report: The effort shows how the two largest providers of cloud infrastructure -- data centers in far-flung places that can host websites and run applications with a smorgasbord of computing and storage services -- regularly seek to one-up each other. That w...
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Apollo Lake system certified for LTE and WiFi

Lanner’s Linux-ready, Apollo Lake based “LEC-7242” computer ships with 64GB, 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, DP and HDMI, and M.2 and mini-PCIe with SIMs. The system is CE, FCC, and PTCRB certified for WiFi and LTE. Lanner announced a LEC-7242 “industrial environment gateway” for IoT/IIoT edge, wireless security, and multi-site management. Like its larger LEC-6041 […]
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New Nest Thermostat hits FCC with 60GHz radar, hinting at Pixel 4-style Project Soli gestures

The first new Nest Thermostat since 2017
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Closed Captioning – Everything You Need to Know

This article has been contributed by Mildred Austria. When planning video content, creating closed captions may not be the first thing that springs to mind. But it’s just as important for your brand or marketing campaign as professional filming equipment, strong lighting and sharp editing. Approximately 15% of American adults report trouble hearing. Any brand seeking to generate engagement, loyalty and interest must ensure that their content is accessible, and the best way to ensure that viewers...
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America’s 5G efforts get shot in the arm with mid-band spectrum free-up

FCC rushes auction process through following Defense Department’s agreement The deployment of next-gen 5G mobile network in the US has just got a shot in the arm, with the FCC announcement that at the end of the month it will approve use of a big chunk of mid-band spectrum solely for 5G.…
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Trump is angry that Twitter won't remove a crudely edited 'Moscow Mitch' meme poking fun at McConnell

Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images In a tweet Tuesday, President Donald Trump pressured Twitter to remove a meme poking fun at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The meme, shared by a user with less than 200 followers, depicts McConnell's face photoshopped onto a Soviet Union soldier with the caption "Moscow Mitch." Trump said lawmakers should repeal Section 230, a law that shields social networks from being held liable for users' posts as long as they remove illegal content. Twitter d...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Fcc, Senate, China, Russia, Trends, Tech, Xi Jinping, Federal Communications Commission, Moscow, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Mitch, Winnie, Trump

Brazil proposes elimination of amateur radio examinations

Southgate reports this morning that Brazil’s Agencia Nacional de Telecommunicacoes (ANATEL) is proposing the elimination of amateur radio examinations. This is part of a broad proposal, known ad CP65, to simplify Brazil’s regulation of telecom services. (Section 2.15 is the section relevant to the Amateur Radio Service.) According to the report, the Brazilian Amateur Radio League (LABRE), was surprised by the proposal that calls for the elimination of the exam for all classes. Should th...
Tags: Fcc, Radio, Brazil, Southgate, Anatel, Classes/Testing/Licensing, Amateur Radio Service, LABRE, Agencia Nacional de Telecommunicacoes ANATEL, Amateur Radio League LABRE

An Exploding Tundra, Voter Fraud, and Ancient Singing Dogs: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

We’re in September, y’all. I just...I can’t right now. I keep remembering that fact when I feel the errant chilly breeze when I’m out walking my dog or catch sight of stores selling Halloween decorations and it keeps blowing my mind. Nine months! We’re nine months into 2020 and yet 2019 feels like a lifetime ago.Read more...
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This is why political campaigns feel free to lie in TV ads

The FCC requires commercial broadcast stations to provide reasonable access to presidential candidates. CNN's Brian Stelter breaks down why this allows political campaigns to peddle false or misleading claims in local ads.
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FCC says it will cost more than $1.8 billion to replace Huawei, ZTE equipment

Telecom providers could receive reimbursement of about $1.62 billion
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FCC Estimates It'll Cost $1.8 Billion To Remove Huawei, ZTE Equipment From US Networks

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday said it could cost an estimated $1.8 billion to remove and replace Huawei and ZTE equipment that's in US telecommunications networks receiving federal funds. From a report: In June, the FCC officially classified Huawei and ZTE as national security threats, though since 2019, the agency has barred carriers from using its $8.3 billion a year Universal Service Fund to purchase equipment from the two Chinese tech giants. US President Donald Trump also ...
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We Read the Comments to the FCC in Favor of Trump's Mindless Order on Social Media so Ajit Pai Doesn't Have To

The Federal Communications Commission hasn’t begun deliberations on whether it will follow through on President Donald Trump’s executive order demanding the agency investigate websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and YouTube over bullshit claims of discrimination against conservatives—and punish insufficiently…Read more...
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New state contact tracer on leave after Health Department upheaval, downsized 75th WWII anniversary commemoration held, many jobless still wait for unemployment checks, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Dr. Emily Roberson Aug. 20, 2020 More Health Department Drama: New Contact Tracing Head Asks For Leave. Announced with fanfare by Gov. David Ige last month, Emily Roberson says she is frustrated with trying to do her job and says leadership needs to make clear the chain of command. Civil Beat.Newly hired head of Hawaii’s contact tracing program asks for leave, cites chain-of-command issues at Department of Health. A leave request Wednesday from the head of Hawaii’s COVID- 19 contact traci...
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God Help Us, We Read the Comments to the FCC in Favor of Trump's Mindless Order on Social Media

The Federal Communications Commission hasn’t begun deliberations on whether it will follow through on President Donald Trump’s executive order demanding the agency investigate websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and YouTube over bullshit claims of discrimination against conservatives—and punish insufficiently…Read more...
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Hold on to your hats, Net Neutrality version 2 is on its way courtesy of Trump and the FCC's moves on Section 230

Astroturfing, political posturing, invective. Exactly what internet policy needs Comment A flawed consultation into Section 230 – America's safety blanket that shields online platforms like Google and Facebook – has already devolved into a mess dangerously reminiscent of the net neutrality debate.…
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FCC dings company for $164K after its false broadband claims distorted national report

The FCC was deeply embarrassed last year when it was found that its rosy broadband deployment report was off by millions, owing to a single, extremely suspect filing that conjured 62 million customers out of thin air. The company responsible is being assessed a $163,912 fine, but the underlying problems that let it happen haven’t been fixed — as Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel assesses it: “What a mess.” The issue, as critics and the Commission itself have pointed out for years, is that the ...
Tags: Fcc, Government, Tech, Broadband, Commission, Starks, Rosenworcel, Jessica Rosenworcel, Barrierfree

Google, Facebook junk undersea cable plans between US and Hong Kong due to national security concerns: Report

Google and Facebook have dropped their plans to build an undersea cable connecting the US and Hong Kong, two months after the Department of Justice warned that it could be used by the Chinese government to steal Americans’ sensitive personal data, Bloomberg reported. However, the two companies have reportedly filed a revised proposal that includes links to Taiwan and the Philippines, exactly as the DOJ had recommended in June. Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), a Hong Kong-based company which i...
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United States: FCC Sets Comment Deadlines For Satellite Orbital Debris Mitigation Rules - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

On April 23, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or "Commission") adopted new rules to modernize its existing framework for regulating the mitigation of satellite orbital debris,...
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