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Alan Weissberger Broadband Regulatory

FCC Allocates $603M in Additional Emergency Connectivity Funding

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dispatched almost $603 million in the sixth wave of awards under its $7.2 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) program.  That program helps schools and libraries link to broadband with the grants extending to 1.4 million students in 50 states. Funding for broadband projects is also coming from the U.S. […]

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Broadband Regulatory

Bridging the Access and Adoption Gaps

Access to and adoption of broadband isn’t an academic issue for Patty Boyers, Chair of ACA Connects. As president and co-founder of Boycom, a Missouri-based Internet Service Provider, broadband, as Boyers says, is personal for her. Given that she is on the front lines trying to connect people to the greater world through broadband, her […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment Cybersecurity Internet of Everything Networking Regulatory Technology Wireless

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 […]