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April 6, 2020

U.S. carriers forgiving late payments, bolstering benefits during coronavirus fallout

T-Mobile wrangles with Calif. over merger

FCC adopts $200M telehealth program for Covid-19

The FTC and FCC warn phone firms to stop passing along coronavirus robocalls

Wireless industry hails FCC spectrum announcement as game changer for WiFi 6

Bandwidth is soaring, but US broadband speeds holding up

Tennessee announces $20M in broadband grants


April 3, 2020

Top Dems seek infrastructure package targeting transportation, health centers and broadband

Pai: 650 broadband and service providers have signed pledge to Keep America Connected

Faster internet is on the way

Why the internet didn’t break

FCC floats options for proposed $9 bln 5G rural fund

Wi-Fi 6E becomes official

FCC propoes to fine TracFone for subsidy violations


April 2, 2020

Comcast may consider killing data caps

AT&T touts mmWave spectrum gains, but Verizon still has nearly 2X as much

What’s next for Sprint customers now that T-Mobile merger has gone through?

Senate Dems push for FCC answers on court’s net neutrality remand questions

The FCC sets a vote on opening the 6GHz band for unlicensed WiFi use

Pandemic broadband; it’s working


April 1, 2020

US broadband holding up under WFH strain

Fiber-optic broadband brings jobs, access to hard hit coal country

OneWeb goes bankrupt. Will sell satellite broadband business

Trump to hold call with US internet, mobile phone providers

FCC will require carriers to authenticate calls by June 2021

Farm Forum: rural internet’s importance highlighted by coronavirus

Comcast waiving data caps hasn’t hurt its network — why not make it permanent


March 31, 2020

FCC outlines $200 mln COVID telehealth plan

How COVID-19 is proving the urgency of delivering universal broadband

USDA extends deadline for program the provides broadband funding for rural businesses, communities

Broadband caps dropped as millions work from home

Thune renews support for bipartisan net neutrality legislation

CenturyLink hooks up hospital ship deployed to help with COVID-19 crisis


March 30, 2020

Verizon CEO on how the company is keeping up with demand during crisis

AT&T launches cheap $15 plan

FCC gives access to 5.9GHz during crisis

USTelecom seeks major dereg help

FCC issues waiver for Zoom and WebEx traffic

Broadband speeds fall in dozens of big cities

New bill proposes $2 bln for rural broadband discounts


March 27, 2020

FCC delays 3.5GHz auction

FCC to hold March 31 open meeting by teleconference

Broadband seen as haven as investors seek stability

Broadband is lifesaver in COVID crisis

These common home appliances can dramatically slow down internet speed

Coronavirus bill buttresses rural broadband buildout funding

T-Mobile seeks OK to use 2.5 GHz in Philadelphia