Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Transitional 911 systems have 'very, very broad attack surface,' working group warns

by • 4 weeks ago

The transition to next-generation 911 brings cybersecurity threats not seen before, members of an FCC working group said during CISA's annual summit.

For students without home internet during pandemic, could FCC's E-Rate help?

by • 2 months ago

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and many educators continue pressing for expansion of the FCC's E-Rate program, which is currently limited to funding schools and libraries, but Chairman Ajit Pai won't budge.

FCC’s CIO on embracing technology and agility during the pandemic

by • 3 months ago

Francisco Salguero discusses AI, virtual desktop infrastructure and crisis plans that give the FCC’s IT team the ability to meet critical mission needs.

FCC approves a more accurate broadband data collection method

by • 3 months ago

A more accurate data-collection method will be used to disperse $4.4 billion in broadband infrastructure investment over the next decade.

Internet advocates 'cautiously optimistic' about Biden broadband plans

by • 3 months ago

The presumptive Democratic nominee's broadband funding proposal "looks better than what we've seen" from Trump, a rural broadband advocate said.

FCC didn't follow GAO's 2018 recommendations to improve broadband on tribal lands

by • 4 months ago

The Federal Communications Commission didn't implement any of the three recommendations the Governmental Accountability Office made in 2018 to improve broadband access on tribal lands, according to a report published Thursday.

FCC still can't agree on when to distribute broadband funding

by • 4 months ago

As FCC Chairman Ajit Pai pushes to distribute $16 billion to underserved regions, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and other Democrats argue that more accurate data is needed first.

Lawmakers release digital equity principles aimed at closing digital divide

by • 4 months ago

Two congressional Republicans listed nine broadband policies they say could help families, businesses and telecommunications companies survive the pandemic.

GOP House members urge funding of FCC's new broadband data collection method

by • 4 months ago

The Broadband DATA Act that was signed into law in March still needs to be funded so the FCC can update its broadband mapping techniques, the members say.