Tag: FCC

The FCC says 5G is safe, but that won’t stop conspiracy theorists

Most of the scientific community has already concluded that the latest generation of cellular technology, 5G, is at least as safe to human health as the 2G, 3G, and 4G technologies that became globally ubiquitous over the past two decades. But once radio emissions safety questions were raised in the United States, the Federal Communications Commission […]

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T-Mobile’s $5 billion asset sale will make Dish a weak 4th place carrier

It’s no secret that T-Mobile and Sprint have spent more than a year trying to win regulatory approval for their merger, or that they were willing to do practically anything officials asked in order to make it happen. FCC commissioners wanted guaranteed nationwide 5G coverage, including rural and underserved communities — they got it. Then […]

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T-Mobile/Sprint merger reportedly hinges on Dish assets

T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint may have the FCC backing it needs to become a reality, but prolonged negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice are dragging the process out, the Wall Street Journal reports today, as the parties work to set terms for the transfer of certain assets to a future competitor, Dish Network. While all […]

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FCC will auction 2.5GHz spectrum for 5G, remove education requirements

(Reuters) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday voted 3-2 to auction a key band of underused 2.5 GHz spectrum to help advance next-generation 5G wireless networks and scrap requirements that it be used for education. The mid-band spectrum was reserved in the 1960s for what is now known as the Educational Broadband Service. […]

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AT&T Is the First Major US Carrier to Act on FCC Ruling and Block Robocalls by Default

In the recent past Robocalls have literally become a menace. Americans received a staggering 3.4 billion robocalls in a single month. Recently, FCC ruled that carriers can block robocall on behalf of their customers without having to opt-in. Following the new rule, AT&T has now announced that it will enable Call Protect Service by default […]

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Unreleased 13-Inch MacBook Pro with A2159 Model Number Pops up in FCC Filing

A new unreleased MacBook Pro model has appeared on FCC documents. The FCC filings talk about a model number A2159 which is registered to Apple and is referred to as “Laptop computer.” Interestingly Apple laptop bearing A2159 model number was also spotted in the Eurasian Economic Commission database. That being said FCC document doesn’t offer […]

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The FCC approves Ossia’s wireless charging tech

Ossia, the Seattle, Washington-based company developing products capable of transmitting and receiving electric power at a distance, today achieved a small but significant milestone in its yearslong journey toward commercialization. It says that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified its Cota wireless power system for both Parts 15 and 18 of the agency’s rules […]

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FCC will vote July 10 on reallocating 2.5GHz spectrum from TV to 5G

Faced with the challenge of locating mid-band spectrum for 5G services, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has confirmed that it expects to reallocate and auction a block of 2.5GHz spectrum that was reserved decades ago for educational TV. A draft order will set a formal FCC vote on the reallocation for July 10, paving the […]

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Attention Automakers: Ajit Pai is Not Your Friend

<img data-attachment-id="1678176" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="ajit pai FCC chairman" data-image-description=" Aaron_Schwartz/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678176″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Two decades ago, the Federal Communications Commission decided to allocate a portion of the radio frequency spectrum […]

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U.S. Cellular wins 690 mmWave 5G licenses, but plans 600MHz launch first

Fifth-place U.S. telecommunications carrier U.S. Cellular confirmed today that it was one of the bigger winners in the FCC’s recently concluded millimeter wave auctions, successfully securing enough high-band 5G spectrum to cover 98% of its existing subscribers. But it says it still plans to roll out 5G first on slower, low-band 600MHz spectrum, while deployment […]

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FCC blames Commerce Department for 5G weather scare, spectrum delays

Although the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has the final say on allocating wireless spectrum for public and private sector purposes, other federal agencies have input — and may be unreasonably obstructing 5G deployments, according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Testifying at a Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing (via MobileWorldLive), Pai and other commissioners called out the Department […]

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