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Broadband & Spectrum

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Latest Headlines

New America calls for FCC to adopt Qualcomm proposal on 5.9 GHz band

The technology policy arm of Washington think tank New America recommended splitting a portion of unlicensed spectrum between wireless applications and new automotive technology in a report it issued last week.

New chip could mean better use of spectrum for DoD

A new chip may help ease congestion on the electromagnetic spectrum, which is becoming more clogged as the demand for connected devices grows.

FirstNet issues long-awaited RFP for nationwide network

The First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, has issued a bundle of solicitations for the planning and building work required to stand up a nationwide, interoperable LTE network for the public safety community. Interested contractors have until April 29 to respond.

FCC commissioners: There's enough 5.9 GHz spectrum to go around

Two Federal Communications Commission members made the case Tuesday that the 5.9 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum had enough room for both high-speed wireless connectivity and use by smart cars.

FirstNet reviews 2015 progress

The First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, said 2015 was a year of significant progress in its effort to build out a nationwide public safety broadband network.

Report calls for science community to become more involved in spectrum policy

While technology companies and wireless service providers have been actively engaged spectrum policy discussions, a new report urges the scientific community to also find its seat at the table.

Report calls for science community to become more involved in spectrum policy

While technology companies and wireless service providers have been actively engaged spectrum policy discussions, a new report urges the scientific community to also find its seat at the table.

Consumer advocacy groups, new industry coalition spar over use of unlicensed spectrum

A consumer advocacy group said that a new telecommunications industry coalition formed "to promote the consumer benefits" of unlicensed spectrum and new licensed technologies such as LTE-U designed to operate in such bands actually threatens Wi-Fi competition and those benefits.

Consumer advocacy groups, new industry coalition spar over use of unlicensed spectrum

A consumer advocacy group said that a new telecommunications industry coalition formed "to promote the consumer benefits" of unlicensed spectrum and new licensed technologies such as LTE-U designed to operate in such bands actually threatens Wi-Fi competition and those benefits.

ACLU urges Capitol Hill lawmakers, staff to use secure, encrypted communications apps, tools

For instance, the ACLU pointed out that encrypted smartphone apps like Signal and WhatsApp are free and easily downloadable from major app stores, while Apple has built encrypted voice, video and text communications apps into its operating system.