Sprint to support LTE-based IoT network this summer | FCC to vote on reversing net neutrality | FCC issues list of competitive counties for BDS deregulation
May 18, 2017
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Sprint to support LTE-based IoT network this summer
Sprint says it will back internet of things devices by deploying LTE Cat 1 technology throughout its network by the end of July via a partnership with Ericsson. The move is aimed at supporting low-power applications such as telematics and industrial IoT software.
SDxCentral (5/16) 
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Advocacy Spotlight
FCC to vote on reversing net neutrality
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's effort to repeal net neutrality rules the commission adopted during the Obama administration is to come up for its first vote at an open meeting today. If the commissioners back Pai, the issue will be opened up to input from the public.
The Hill (5/15) 
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FCC issues list of competitive counties for BDS deregulation
Federal regulators have taken the next step toward deregulating the business data services market by disclosing which counties they consider to be competitive. The Federal Communications Commission noted that there have been a number of requests for the agency to release the list.
Broadcasting & Cable (5/16) 
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Carrier Watch
Carolina West bid $10M to win spectrum in 32 counties
Carolina West Wireless announced this week that it offered winning bids totaling $10.2 million to secure wireless spectrum in 32 western North Carolina and northeastern Tennessee counties in the recent wireless spectrum auction. The company said it will deploy the 600 MHz spectrum to build out and strengthen its 4G network and prepare for the next generation of services.
Telecompetitor (5/17) 
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Technology and Trends
SpaceX's broadband plans gain strength with new flight
SpaceX has launched its second Falcon 9 rocket in two weeks as part of its plan to provide satellite-based broadband service to isolated areas of the globe. "SpaceX is addressing many of the challenges that have stymied past attempts to achieve affordable, high-speed broadband from space," the company's Patricia Cooper told Congress this month.
CBS News (5/15),  San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (5/15) 
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Wis. takes step toward opting out of FirstNet
Wisconsin plans to issue a request for proposals for a statewide public-safety LTE radio access network as it considers opting out of FirstNet. Wisconsin aims to release the RFP on May 19, becoming the sixth state to do so.
Urgent Communications (5/11) 
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Libraries win funding from white space project
White space technology will bring broadband access to nine libraries in five states under grants as part of the Libraries White Space Project. The program is designed to bring community groups and libraries together to expand access to libraries using white space spectrum.
Telecompetitor (5/12) 
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CCA News
CCA and AGL announce partnership for CCA's 25th Annual Convention
This week, CCA and AGL announced a partnership that will bring the AGL Local Summit to CCA's upcoming Annual Convention. AGL's Local Summit will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 24 and will feature learning and networking opportunities for carriers, tower companies and industry stakeholders. Learn more.
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