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Update on FCC 5.9 GHz band rule-making

On May 14, 2019, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to open a rule-making to take a “fresh look” at the 5850-5925 megahertz (MHz) (5.9 gigahertz (GHz)) spectrum band. Initial reports suggested that the FCC would take the issue up in June, but the 5.9 GHz rule-making was not included on the

FCC Fines More Companies for Wi-Fi Blocking

On November 2, 2015, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission issued two proposed fines related to Wi-Fi hotspot blocking.   In the first notice the FCC proposed a penalty of $718,000 against M.C. Dean, one of the largest U.S. electrical contracting companies, for allegedly interfering with and disabling the operation of consumers’ Wi-Fi devices at the Baltimore

FCC Issues Enforcement Advisory Against Wi-Fi Blocking

On January 27, 2015, the Chief of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau released an Enforcement Advisory indicating that the Bureau would continue to enforce prohibitions on wireless jamming equipment set out in Section 333 of the Communications Act against hotels, convention centers, and other commercial establishments (or the network operators serving any of these types of

FCC Offers Modest Reforms to Accelerate Broadband Buildout with Bigger Reforms Over-the-Horizon

Last Friday, the FCC Chairman announced several “new and forthcoming” measures under the Commission’s existing Broadband Acceleration Initiative that seeks to speed broadband buildout by lifting barriers to accessing utility poles, rights-of-way, and other last-mile infrastructure. Despite the hype, the two latest actions offer incremental improvements over the status quo, but no major change. Of