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Resilient Positioning, Navigation, and Timing – Right Now

“Miss the beat, you lose the rhythm, And nothing falls into place” Van Halen, circa 1991, Right Now Van Halen’s insight about timing and seizing the moment in its song, Right Now, is a great metaphor for the current situation with PNT. As background, the most prevalent source of PNT, Positioning, Navigation, and Timing, is […]

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Regulatory

Unlikely Silicon Valley RDOF Winners

Updated 07/29/21 – FCC “Letters Sent” Potentially Previously Supported Blocks CNS continues to do great work by taking FCC data and putting it into easy-to-use interactive maps. The screen capture below from their map indicates that the FCC seems to have received and acted on the message that many of the Silicon Valley RDOF locations […]

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Alan Weissberger Regulatory

FCC Chair Pai resigns; who will succeed him?

Following today’s expected [1.] resignation of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, Washington insiders believe that President-elect Joe Biden will probably pick Democrat commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel [2.] to head the FCC. Rosenworcel has won confirmation twice, which will be helpful if Republicans retain control of the Senate. Note 1.  FCC Chairmen typically exit the […]

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Surprising Findings from the American Customer Satisfaction Index Survey

Introduction: The latest annual American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) report covering wireline broadband Internet & Pay TV, Video Streaming services and WiFi usage has just been released. Wireline Broadband Internet and Pay TV Services: Verizon Fios and AT&T U-verse (1.) tied for the top ranking for telecom service as both network providers improved on their […]

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Regulatory

Pai Talks Net Neutrality and Digital Divide; O’Rielly Addresses Overbuilding and LFAs at ACA Summit

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and his colleague, Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, both addressed the recent 26th Annual ACA Summit in Washington, D.C. Both of their remarks celebrated the investment in, and deployment of, broadband infrastructure in rural areas by small providers. They also discussed how regulatory costs can fall upon small businesses in a […]