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FCC’s broadband deployment report called ‘fundamentally at odds with reality’

The FCC has officially issued this year's Broadband Deployment Report, summarizing the extent to which the agency and industry have closed the digital divide in this country. But one Commissioner is not fooled: "The rosy picture the report paints about the status of broadband deployment is fundamentally at odds with reality," said Geoffrey Starks in ...

FCC grants Facebook-owned PointView Tech permit for experimental millimeter-wave CubeSat for satellite internet

From Mark Harris at the Economist, this news: The Federal Communications Commission has granted PointView Tech, a subsidiary of Facebook, permission to operate its experimental millimeter-wave CubeSat to provide satellite internet.

Here's the FCC experimental permit and license in entirety (page 1 screengrabbed below).

Excerpt:

Station Locations (1) MOBILE: Nongeostationary (2) Northridge (LOS ANGELES), CA - NL 34-13-27; ...

Native American tribes need better internet access. This one weird spectrum might do the trick.

Marginalized Native American communities throughout the United States could have better access to high-speed internet if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decides to allow tribes to use the Educational Broadband Services (EBS) spectrum for services like telemedicine, transmitting medical records electronically, or an online high school.

The FCC says it has granted 2,190 EBS spectrum licenses, ...

Brand new fiber link from Alaska to US will carry 100 terabits over the Yukon

Alaska is disconnected from the rest of the U.S. in a lot of ways — that's kind of the point of Alaska. But giving residents the choice to participate in the modern online world is important for the state's prosperity, and to that end one of the state's largest broadband providers is collaborating with Canada ...

This BT Superfast Fibre 2 broadband contract comes with a £70 BT Reward Card and a free Amazon Echo

04.29.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Not everyone wants an absolutely massive broadband package, with download speeds in the hundreds, and a monthly rate of over £50. No, most of us just want to be able to stream, game, and watch in HD on multiple devices, and to do it as cheaply a... ...

Microsoft says its data shows FCC reports massively overstate broadband adoption

The broadband divide in the U.S. is real, but if you want to know how real, don't ask the FCC. Its yearly broadband deployment report, already under fire for serious data problems, has now been further questioned by Microsoft, which says its own data contradicts coverage data provided by internet providers. Despite $22 billion in ...

Amazon joins SpaceX, OneWeb, and Facebook in the race to create space-based internet services

Amazon is officially joining the race to create a network of satellites in low earth orbit that will provide high-speed terrestrial internet services. The company has filed its first papers with the U.S. government for approval to launch a network of 3,236 satellites through a subsidiary called Kuiper Systems LLC, according to a report in GeekWire.  ...

Vonage brings number programmability to its business service

Chances are you still mostly think of Vonage as a consumer VOIP player, but in recent years, the company also launched its Vonage Business Cloud (VBC) platform and acquired Nexmo, an API-based communications service that competes directly with many of Twilio’s core services. Today, Vonage is bringing its VBC service and Nexmo a bit closer ...

5G phones are here but there’s no rush to upgrade

This year’s Mobile World Congress — the CES for Android device makers — was awash with 5G handsets. The world’s No.1 smartphone seller by marketshare, Samsung, got out ahead with a standalone launch event in San Francisco, showing off two 5G devices, just before fast-following Android rivals popped out their own 5G phones at launch ...

Europe is prepared to rule over 5G cybersecurity

The European Commission’s digital commissioner has warned the mobile industry to expect it to act over security concerns attached to Chinese network equipment makers. The Commission is considering a defacto ban on kit made by Chinese companies including Huawei in the face of security and espionage concerns, per Reuters. Appearing on stage at the Mobile ...