Sen. Lujan once again voiced concern that the FCC’s national broadband map contains major inaccuracies.
The spending package includes an extension of the FCC's auction authority to March 2023.
Panelists sought streamlined permitting processes on federal lands and in local communities, and reasonably priced pole access.
Thune distributed a letter dated Tuesday seeking stakeholder input.
'Red tape really does have the possibility to kill project,' argued a House subcommittee chief counsel.
The Next Generation Telecommunications Act received bipartisan support.
Nomination of Alvaro Bedoya to the FTC can also advance to the floor following a party-line vote.
This year saw a growing telehealth trend, federal digital inclusion efforts and greater attention to spectrum sharing.
The committee did not raise Gigi Sohn’s nomination during its meeting.
The registration comes after the company rebranded to Meta, taking it beyond its social media origins.
Among the bills sent to the House, the committee passed two on telecom and one on consumer safety.
The groups sent a letter emphasizing the need for internet access expansion ahead of Wednesday confirmation hearings.
Muninetworks.org has put together a handy overview of broadband programs - current and pending.
August 20, 2021 – Pro-crypto House Democrats pushed back against the Senate Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s inclusion of crypto […]
Sen. Murray re-introduces bi-partisan that would provide grants to states pushing for digital equity.
NTCA's Shirley Bloomfield on driving improvements for rural broadband.
March 18, 2021 – House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington, said Wednesday that the committee […]
February 9, 2021 – As 2021 marks the 25-yearanniversary of the Telecommunications Act, former Federal Communications Commissioners Mike O’Rielly and […]
January 28, 2021—During the first organizational meeting of the House Commerce Committee of the 117th Congress, Chairman Frank Pallone of […]
January 19, 2021—The riots that led to an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 continue to shock Americans […]
January 7, 2021 — The joint session of Congress began on Wednesday afternoon, was delayed by a mob incursion incited […]
December 29, 2020 — On Sunday evening, President Donald Trump signed into law a major coronavirus stimulus package, barely avoiding […]
November 10, 2020 — Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation grilled President Donald Trump’s proposed nominee […]
October 23, 2020 — Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee boycotted Thursday’s executive meeting, during which the committee, led […]
September 15, 2020 – The lack of access to broadband is still a widespread issue across the country, especially in […]
September 11, 2020 — The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday advanced three communications and technology bills to the […]
August 14, 2020 — Based on data gathered from primary elections, experts at a Thursday webinar hosted by CQ Roll […]
July 30, 2020 — Wednesday’s House Judiciary Antitrust subcommittee hearing marked the first time four tech CEOs appeared before Congress, […]
July 24, 2020 — The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs voted to bar federal employees from downloading […]
July 22, 2020 — In an executive session held Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation voted […]
July 20, 2020 — Federal information technology systems are outdated and unable to keep up with their exponentially growing responsibilities, […]
July 20, 2020 — As the United States fosters record breaking infection rates of COVID-19 and looks toward a second […]
July 10, 2020 — The coronavirus pandemic has created an environment that is highly vulnerable to nefarious actors, said Rep. […]
June 2, 2020 —The heavily contested Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act advanced out of the Senate […]
June 29, 2020 — In a meeting of the House Rules Committee, Republicans said that even if the INVEST in […]
June 25, 2020 — Algorithms utilized by platforms to keep users engaged are partially to blame for the heightened state […]
June 24, 2020 — House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., and other members of the Rural Broadband Task Force introduced […]
June 24, 2020 — The Federal Communications Commission should decrease the amount of money distributed through the Rural Digital Opportunity […]
June 22, 2020 — On Monday, House Democrats announced the Moving Forward Act, a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill aimed at […]
June 17, 2020 — Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker, R-Miss., used a nominations hearing on Tuesday to grill Federal […]