Federal Communications Commission

FCC, Department of Transportation At Odds Over Unused Airwaves

FCC, Department of Transportation At Odds Over Unused Airwaves

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), two agencies of the same administration, continue to do battle with each other over the use of a set of airwaves set aside years ago for vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology. The airwaves in question — a 75 MHz swath — were set aside 20 years…

FCC Votes to Take Over Auto Airwaves for WiFi

FCC Votes to Take Over Auto Airwaves for WiFi

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to take over airwaves previously slated for use for auto safety and allocate it for WiFi use. The 75 MHz swath of airwaves was set aside 20 years ago for a vehicle safety communication system that never came to fruition. Despite this, the takeover of the spectrum…

FCC to Auction 5G Spectrum

FCC to Auction 5G Spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he will direct his agency to auction off the nation’s long-awaited 5G spectrum. Details of the auction have yet to be released, however in letters sent to lawmakers on Monday Pai noted he wishes to auction 280 megahertz of C-band spectrum for the service.…