Tags Ajit Pai

Critics say FCC's broadband relief efforts 'ring hollow'

by • 1 week ago

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai shared the steps he's taken to connect more people to high-speed internet during the pandemic, but some broadband advocates say it's not enough.

FCC shares disbursement strategy for $20B rural-broadband fund

by • 3 months ago

Considering its unreliable coverage maps, the FCC says it will first fund projects where it's confident broadband service is absent, then use new data to fill the gaps.

House passes two broadband mapping bills after FCC acknowledges errors

by • 4 months ago

The bills aim to fix the FCC's data-collection and mapping processes and would make it illegal for companies to knowingly submit inaccurate coverage data.

FCC announces $9 billion 5G auction to replace Mobility Fund Phase II

by • 4 months ago

The FCC has confirmed through testing that carrier coverage maps are inaccurate and announced a new funding program for the next generation of wireless.

FCC's Pai proposes $950M to 'storm-harden' broadband in the Caribbean

by • 7 months ago

The funding would be distributed to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands over 10 years to build faster and more resilient internet infrastructure.

Court rejects FCC order bypassing 5G build reviews on tribal lands

by • 8 months ago

Telecommunications companies will need to pass environmental and historical reviews before installing wireless equipment, after all.

FCC vastly overrepresents broadband coverage in Pennsylvania, report shows

by • 10 months ago

A report published by a state legislative agency uses 11 million speed tests throughout the state to tell a different story than the one told by the FCC.

FCC's annual broadband report criticized for 'inconsistent' methodology

by • 10 months ago

The FCC's 2019 Broadband Deployment Report concludes that access is expanding, but experts say the way the commission collects data is fundamentally flawed.

FCC announces $20 billion for rural broadband providers, schedules third 5G auction

by • 12 months ago

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the new fund will bring internet access to 4 million homes. He also announced a new 5G spectrum auction, to be held Dec. 10.