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Congress Considers Plans to Improve Mapping, AT&T Launches 5G Phone

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After wide bipartisan acknowledgement that broadband map currently being used by the Federal Communications Commission is wildly inaccurate, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has introduced the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act, urging the FCC to halt decisions on broadband funding until more accurate data is available.

The bill will require the FCC to gather granular service availability data from wired, fixed wireless, and satellite broadband providers under strong parameters, as well as asking the FCC to consider collecting verified coverage data from other local governments and entities.

It will also create a process to allow consumers, state and tribal governments, and other groups to challenge FCC maps without an unreasonable burden.

The Broadband DATA Act is co-sponsored by Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., proving its bipartisan appeal.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai responded to the bill, which was introduced in an FCC oversight hearing, by announcing that he was already taking steps to improve the accuracy of the maps, such as requiring providers to report numbers below the census block level and incorporating other public feedback.

The Commission will vote on Pai’s proposed changes at its August meeting.

AT&T to launch first 5G phone

AT&T is launching its first phone to operate on a 5G network, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, to business customers next Monday. The provider currently has a millimeter wave 5G network throughout 19 cities across the United States.

The 5G speeds will be capped at 2Gbps, although AT&T has suggested that this will be increased in the future.

The Galaxy S10 5G has been available on Verizon’s network since May and is expected to come to Sprint and T-Mobile in the near future as the major providers continue to fight for 5G dominance.

Development Associate Emily McPhie studied communication design and writing at Washington University in St. Louis, where she was managing editor for campus publication Student Life. She is a founding board member of Code Open Sesame, an organization that teaches computer skills to underprivileged children in six cities across Southern California.

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Panelists and Telecommunications Policy Research Conference Urge Focus on Equitable 5G Rollout

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After wide bipartisan acknowledgement that broadband map currently being used by the Federal Communications Commission is wildly inaccurate, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has introduced the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act, urging the FCC to halt decisions on broadband funding until more accurate data is available.

The bill will require the FCC to gather granular service availability data from wired, fixed wireless, and satellite broadband providers under strong parameters, as well as asking the FCC to consider collecting verified coverage data from other local governments and entities.

It will also create a process to allow consumers, state and tribal governments, and other groups to challenge FCC maps without an unreasonable burden.

The Broadband DATA Act is co-sponsored by Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., proving its bipartisan appeal.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai responded to the bill, which was introduced in an FCC oversight hearing, by announcing that he was already taking steps to improve the accuracy of the maps, such as requiring providers to report numbers below the census block level and incorporating other public feedback.

The Commission will vote on Pai’s proposed changes at its August meeting.

AT&T to launch first 5G phone

AT&T is launching its first phone to operate on a 5G network, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, to business customers next Monday. The provider currently has a millimeter wave 5G network throughout 19 cities across the United States.

The 5G speeds will be capped at 2Gbps, although AT&T has suggested that this will be increased in the future.

The Galaxy S10 5G has been available on Verizon’s network since May and is expected to come to Sprint and T-Mobile in the near future as the major providers continue to fight for 5G dominance.

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Experts Say U.S. Needs Tighter Security on 5G Components

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After wide bipartisan acknowledgement that broadband map currently being used by the Federal Communications Commission is wildly inaccurate, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has introduced the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act, urging the FCC to halt decisions on broadband funding until more accurate data is available.

The bill will require the FCC to gather granular service availability data from wired, fixed wireless, and satellite broadband providers under strong parameters, as well as asking the FCC to consider collecting verified coverage data from other local governments and entities.

It will also create a process to allow consumers, state and tribal governments, and other groups to challenge FCC maps without an unreasonable burden.

The Broadband DATA Act is co-sponsored by Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., proving its bipartisan appeal.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai responded to the bill, which was introduced in an FCC oversight hearing, by announcing that he was already taking steps to improve the accuracy of the maps, such as requiring providers to report numbers below the census block level and incorporating other public feedback.

The Commission will vote on Pai’s proposed changes at its August meeting.

AT&T to launch first 5G phone

AT&T is launching its first phone to operate on a 5G network, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, to business customers next Monday. The provider currently has a millimeter wave 5G network throughout 19 cities across the United States.

The 5G speeds will be capped at 2Gbps, although AT&T has suggested that this will be increased in the future.

The Galaxy S10 5G has been available on Verizon’s network since May and is expected to come to Sprint and T-Mobile in the near future as the major providers continue to fight for 5G dominance.

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FCC Should Prioritize Affordability and Digital Literacy with Emergency Broadband Funds

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Screenshot of Angela Siefer, Executive Director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance

After wide bipartisan acknowledgement that broadband map currently being used by the Federal Communications Commission is wildly inaccurate, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has introduced the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act, urging the FCC to halt decisions on broadband funding until more accurate data is available.

The bill will require the FCC to gather granular service availability data from wired, fixed wireless, and satellite broadband providers under strong parameters, as well as asking the FCC to consider collecting verified coverage data from other local governments and entities.

It will also create a process to allow consumers, state and tribal governments, and other groups to challenge FCC maps without an unreasonable burden.

The Broadband DATA Act is co-sponsored by Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., proving its bipartisan appeal.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai responded to the bill, which was introduced in an FCC oversight hearing, by announcing that he was already taking steps to improve the accuracy of the maps, such as requiring providers to report numbers below the census block level and incorporating other public feedback.

The Commission will vote on Pai’s proposed changes at its August meeting.

AT&T to launch first 5G phone

AT&T is launching its first phone to operate on a 5G network, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, to business customers next Monday. The provider currently has a millimeter wave 5G network throughout 19 cities across the United States.

The 5G speeds will be capped at 2Gbps, although AT&T has suggested that this will be increased in the future.

The Galaxy S10 5G has been available on Verizon’s network since May and is expected to come to Sprint and T-Mobile in the near future as the major providers continue to fight for 5G dominance.

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