FCC Initiates Rulemaking to Enhance Communications Reliability During Disasters

Recent hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires have demonstrated how susceptible America’s communications infrastructure is to disturbance during natural disasters.  The FCC has thus...

WTB Grants Waiver to Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation to Treat Specified Off-Reservation...

The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has granted the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation (TDN) a waiver allowing specified “off-reservation” lands to be treated as eligible...

FCC Proposes E-Rate Rule Update to Promote Tribal Library Participation

The FCC has proposed updating the definition of library in the E-Rate program rules to clarify that Tribal libraries are eligible for...

FCC Adopts Order and Proposed Rules on 4.9 GHz Band

The Federal Communications Commission has issued an Order on Reconsideration rescinding the Commission’s 4.9 GHz state-by-state leasing rules, finding that the rules...

FCC Adopts Standard Foreign Ownership Questions

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted a standard set of national security and law enforcement questions for companies with foreign ownership seeking...

FCC Proposes Rules to Block PSAP Robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted a forthcoming Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to protect Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) from unwanted...

WTB Announces Implementation of 3.7 GHz Relocation Payment Incremental Reduction Plan

The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) has announced its implementation of the FCC’s incremental reduction plan for Phase I Accelerated...

FCC Extends White Space Push Notification Waiver

The Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) has reissued a waiver of the push notification requirement for fixed and...

House Grants Extension for Further Consideration of Broadband Internet Connections for...

On September 24, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce granted an extension for further consideration ending no later than October 28,...

FCC Extends Regulatory Fee Filing Window

The FCC has extended the due date for Fiscal Year 2021 regulatory fees from September 24, 2021 to September 27, 2021 at...