With amazing growth in 3G and 4G devices, broadband is going wireless, saturating demand for radio-frequencies. Can the Federal Communications Commission keep up with the demand for spectrum?

Commerce Department Continues State Planning Grants for FirstNet; Special Review Committee Set for Next Week

NTIA, Public Safety, Spectrum, Wireless September 6th, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 6, 2013 – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the Commerce Department on Friday announced that it had awarded planning grants for seven states and two territories to help prepare for the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet. The awards, to Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and […]

Hearing Examines Implementation of Incentive Auction

Congress, House of Representatives, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless July 24th, 2013

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 — The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing Tuesday on the upcoming spectrum auction, focusing primarily on possible restrictions on larger carriers and efforts to ensure that broadcasters are treated fairly. The question of whether or not to impose restrictions on AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. dominated much […]

Experts Discuss Future of Smart Grids, Advanced Meters and the Need for Standards

Advanced Energy, Broadband's Impact, Smart Grid, Wireless July 12th, 2013

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2013 – A panel discussion held Wednesday afternoon addressed advances in smart grid technology as well as the challenge ahead for the future, at the 10th annual National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid. Jason Wilson, Senior Vice President of Business Management and Product Development for On-Ramp Wireless, said that […]

Future of Smart Grids Intertwined with Smart Cities and Broadband

Advanced Energy, Smart Grid, Wireless July 12th, 2013

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2013 – A group of experts gave a presentation on the role of smart cities in advancing smart grid and other energy efficient technology at the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid on Thursday morning. Eugenie Birch, Chair of the Graduate Group in City Planning at the University of […]

Institute for Local Self-Reliance Releases Wireless Fact Sheet to Educate Policy Makers

Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless July 2nd, 2013

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 – The Institute for Local Self-Reliance released a fact sheet describing the basic principles behind wireless internet technology and policy on June 17. The fact sheet defines the basic terminology associated with wireless internet such as fixed wireless and data caps. It describes the differences between licensed and unlicensed spectrum and […]

Gigabit Libraries Network Unveils Super Wi-Fi Project to Spur Wireless Connectivity to Libraries

Wireless July 1st, 2013

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2013 – On Monday the Gigabit Libraries Network announced a pilot project that will equip libraries across the country with a new technology dubbed “super Wi-Fi.” The Gigabit Libraries Network will undergo a selection process to choose which libraries will be included in the program. Those selected will receive a base station […]

Broadband Breakfast Club Video on Smart Grid Initiative Plays Up Fiber and Wireless Role for Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy, Broadband TV, FCC, Fiber, Gigabit Networks, NTIA, Privacy, Rural Utilities Service, Smart Grid, Wireless June 28th, 2013

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2013 – The status of the development of the national smart grid and its relationship to broadband buildouts was the center of discussion at the June 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club. The concept of smart grid is a marriage of intelligence and communications, said David Wollman, Deputy Director of the Smart Grid and […]

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