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Verizon and AT&T To Temporarily Turn Down 5G Power To Address FAA Worries

AT&T and Verizon said they will slightly reduce the power of their 5G transmissions in C-band spectrum for six months. The companies said they will do so to allow federal aviation officials more time to study how such transmission might affect radio altimeters in aircraft. From a report: "We are committed to the rapid deployment of 5G and the safety of aviation," the two companies told the FCC in a new letter. "While we continue to believe the FCC's current rules provide for both, we will, witho...
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T-Mobile agrees to pay big bucks for last year’s 911 outage

T-Mobile has agreed a $19.5 million settlement with the Federal Communications Commission after a 12-hour outage last year that resulted in failed 911 calls.
Tags: News, Fcc, 911, Trends, T-mobile, Federal Communications Commission, Emergency Calls


Verizon and AT&T propose 5G midband power limits to avoid aircraft interference

Verizon and AT&T have agreed to temporarily lower the power of their new midband 5G towers to quell fears that the new spectrum could interfere with aircraft.
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, News, Fcc, Trends, AT&T, Faa, 5g, Mid-band, C-band


U.S. Senate Panel to Hold December 1 Hearing on FCC Nominee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden pick for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will get a Dec. 1 confirmation...
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United States: FCC's November Meeting Agenda Focuses On Enabling Text-to-988 For Suicide Prevention And Spectrum Access To Close The Digital Divide - Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

The FCC released a light agenda for its next Commission Open Meeting, scheduled for November 18, 2021. The agency will consider a Second Report and Order to require covered text providers to ...
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U.S. FCC Approves Verizon Acquisition of TracFone Wireless

By David ShepardsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Monday it has approved Verizon Communications Inc's...
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United States: Early December Deadline For Comments On FCC's Resilient Networks NPRM - Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Recent natural disasters like Hurricane Ida have highlighted the importance to the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC" or "Commission") of stable communications networks.
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Exclusive-U.S. House Democrats Urge FCC to Avoid Potential Air Safety Wireless Danger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two key U.S. House Democrats on Friday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take action to prevent potential...
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U.S. FCC Chief Confident 5G Wireless Dispute Can Be Resolved

By David ShepardsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Communications Commission chair Jessica Rosenworcel said Thursday she is confident questions...
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FCC approves ‘988’ for texting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The FCC voted unanimously today to improve access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by allowing people to send a text message to 988.
Tags: Mobile, Fcc, Trends, Emergency services, Text Messaging, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


FCC approves texting '988' to reach National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by next year

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday unanimously voted to require text messages sent to the number 988 be routed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by next year, expanding access to the critical 24/7 national hotline.
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Elon Musk said SpaceX will fly its Starship spaceship into orbit for the first time in January, but warned the first attempt might not be a success

Elon Musk said in a video call that SpaceX will launch Starship spaceship in January.SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk said SpaceX wants to fly its Starship spaceship to orbit for the first time in January. He said Starship's first flight might not succeed, but it would reach orbit sometime in 2022. The new date comes later than expected — Musk first predicted July, then November for first flight. Elon Musk said on Wednesday that SpaceX is planning to launch its Starship...
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Kuo: iPhone 14 and Mixed Reality Headset to Feature Wi-Fi 6E

Apple's iPhone 14 and rumored mixed reality headset will feature Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, according to reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In an investor note obtained by MacRumors, TF Securities analyst ‌Ming-Chi Kuo‌ said that new Apple products, including the ‌iPhone 14‌ and a head-mounted display device, will accelerate a broader industry upgrade to the Wi-Fi 6E specification. Motivated by the adoption of Wi-Fi 6E in these two Apple devices, competitors will be encouraged to do the same. Other ...
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FAA, FCC Are Making 'Progress' on 5G Signal Woes

U.S. aviation regulators are having "very productive discussions" with the Federal Communications Commission and the telecommunications industry over concerns that 5G technology could interfere with aircraft equipment, an official said. From a report: At the same time, Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson on Tuesday said that the agency is considering safety measures including possible flight restrictions if necessary. Aviation industry officials have said that it's possible that ...
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United States: The FCC's Reassigned Number Database Nears Its Debut - Hudson Cook

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act creates a seemingly endless list of compliance challenges and other headaches for companies determined to mitigate the financial cost and resource burden of TCPA litigation.
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ASUS ROG Strix 15 G533Z Gaming Laptop Will Feature AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX CPU

A report by MyLaptopGuide reveals that ASUS’s next-gen gaming laptop, G533Z, has just hit the FCC certification. The upcoming laptop will reportedly feature AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU. The post ASUS ROG Strix 15 G533Z Gaming Laptop Will Feature AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX CPU appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
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Biden Signs Bill To Secure Telecoms Against National Security Threats

President Biden signed into law a bill that requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to secure telecommunications systems against potential foreign threats to national security. From a report: In recent years, lawmakers have increasingly voiced concerns about Chinese telecom giants' operations in the U.S., and possible surveillance by the Chinese government. Under the new law, the FCC is barred from considering authorization for products made by companies on its "covered list," which...
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Seven Years After Discovering Rogue Stingray Devices In DC, The Federal Gov't Still Doesn't Have Any Idea What To Do About It (techdirt)

Seven years ago, wardriving security researchers discovered rogue cell tower simulators being operated near sensitive locations in Washington, DC, presumably by foreign governments. The company used their ultrasecure CryptoPhone 500 to search for the interceptors, which can compromise phones through baseband hardware and are believed to have a range of roughly 1 mile. ESD America‘s phones allegedly detected telltale signs of call interception in the vicinity of the White House, the Russian Em...
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There's no Huawei back now - Biden signs Act that forbids US buyers acquiring kit on naughty list

FCC Commissioner said the act closes the “Huawei loophole” US President Joe Biden has signed The Secure Equipment Act yesterday, legislation that prevents US regulators from even considering the issuance of new telecom equipment licenses for companies deemed security threats - which means the likes of China's Huawei and ZTE .…
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There's no Huawei back now: Biden signs law that forbids US buyers acquiring kit on naughty list

FCC Commissioner said the act closes the 'Huawei loophole' US President Joe Biden signed The Secure Equipment Act on Thursday. The legislation prevents US regulators from even considering the issuance of new telecom equipment licenses for companies deemed security threats – which means the likes of China's Huawei and ZTE.…
Tags: Fcc, China, US, Joe Biden, Software, Biden, Huawei


All FCC caption complaint links broken on website

I'm trying to file a captioning complaint at the official FCC website and every single link is broken.  To say I am pissed off is an understatement.  Screw you FCC!http://www.fcc.gov/accessibility-complaints-form-2000cThanks for nothing. [Author: Aaron]
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United States: TCPA Tracker - October 2021 - Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

On October 1, 2021, the FCC's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau announced interim usage charges for the new Reassigned Numbers Database (RND).
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678 Aviation Espionage

An aviation espionage conviction, a crew assault by the pilot, a 5G rollout delay, tests to protect airports from drones, more unleaded fuel approvals, a faked inflight emergency, aviation benefits from the infrastructure package, and a Southwest Airlines trip report. Aviation News Jury convicts Chinese national in aviation espionage case The Chinese national was convicted of trying to steal trade secrets from a number of U.S. aviation and aerospace companies, including GE Aviation....
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Global pulls back on intention to invest larger stake in iHeartMedia

Global Media & Entertainment Investments has retracted its intention to take almost 50% shareholding in iHeartMedia. Global currently holds just under 9% shareholding of iHeartMedia after an investment vehicle funded by Global investor Michael Tabor (previously known as Honeycomb) made the transaction . A letter on March 12th sent by Global Media’s lawyer to Albert Shuldiner, chief of the FCC’s audio division, suggests Global Media & Entertainment Investments’s request for advance approval t...
Tags: Fcc, Global, US, International, Industry, Radio, Michael Tabor, Global Media, Iheartmedia, GMEI, Global Media Entertainment Investments, Albert Shuldiner


FCC filing for 4500 More Amazon Satellites

Amazon’s Project Kuiper is asking the FCC to launch more than 4500 satellites. Amazon’s old plan was for 3236 satellites. If the new request is approved they will launch a total of 7774... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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America's FAA Issues Warning Over Concerns 5G Might Interfere with Aviation Altimeters

Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike quotes the aviation news site AVweb's report on a "Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin" and "Airworthiness Directive" being issued by America's aircraft-regulating Federal Aviation Administration "concerning the rollout of 5G cellular phone service in 46 major metropolitan areas of the U.S." (reportedly happening on December 5th). The actions are expected to limit the use of automated systems on aircraft that rely on radar altimeters (also called radi...
Tags: Fcc, America, Tech, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Reuters, Bradley Mims


ANDREW YANG: News outlets like CNN and Fox News are only making America's problems worse. If we don't incentivize fair reporting, our country will be run on lies.

The Fox News Logo is seen through the reflection of a window. Getty Incendiary, sensationalist media has eroded public trust in the news to historic lows. Media companies steer their coverage to the extreme ends of issues to make more money. Establishing a new Fairness Doctrine would go a long way towards eliminating partisan bias in news. Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, political leader, and Founder of the Forward Party. Phil Shawe is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of TransPerfect. Thi...
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Amazon Seeks US Regulators Permission To Launch Another 4,538 Satellites

Amazon's Kuiper Systems asked U.S. regulators for permission to launch another 4,538 satellites that would bolster its constellation as it competes with Elon Musk's SpaceX for broadband-from-space customers. From a report: The additions would bring Kuiper's constellation to 7,774 satellites, the company said in a filing Thursday with the Federal Communications Commission. The companies are joining a rush to offer internet service from orbits near the Earth, spurred in a part by decreasing launch...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Fcc, US, Tech, Earth, Federal Communications Commission, StarLink, Kuiper, Kuiper Systems


Boeing Wins FCC Approval for Satellite Internet Despite SpaceX's Best Attempts (gizmodo)

SpaceX’s Starlink will eventually have more competition in the satellite broadband business—and rural Americans will have more providers to choose from. The FCC on Wednesday gave Boeing the go-ahead to launch its own satellites, which SpaceX complained would cause interference with its network.Read more... [Author: Florence Ion]
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AT&T and Verizon Delay 5G Expansion to Address Aircraft Interference Concerns

AT&T and Verizon are delaying the rollout of a new 5G band in order to address concerns about interference with aircraft safety systems, reports The Wall Street Journal. The two companies were set to launch C-Band spectrum on December 5. The C-band covers radio frequencies between 3.7GHz and 4.2GHz, and it is key for the expansion of 5G networks. AT&T and Verizon are now working with the Federal Aviation Administration to ensure there will be no interference, delaying the 5G deployment until ...
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