Category: Networking & Wireless

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Dish tries to disrupt SpaceX’s Starlink plans as companies fight at FCC

March 3, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

SpaceX and Dish Network are fighting at the Federal Communications Commission over Dish’s attempt to block a key designation that SpaceX’s Starlink division needs in order to get FCC broadband funding. A SpaceX filing submitted yesterday said that Dish’s “baseless […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

The attack on the Capitol is fueling a backlash against social media

January 8, 2021

Via: Fortune

The shock waves from Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol continue to reverberate. And as Danielle explored in yesterday’s newsletter, the crisis is roiling social and online media, where the attack was discussed and planned ahead of time, incited in […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Facebook prepares for Trump to dispute the election results, considers political ad “kill switch”

August 24, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Since admitting that foreign powers used the platform to influence the 2016 election through misinformation campaigns, Facebook has implemented a number of solutions to try and address similar problems occurring again: War rooms, postcards, new policies, collaboration with intelligence agencies, […]

Federal, Networking & Wireless, Policy, Tech

Small ISPs “stunned” by FCC move to ban Huawei/ZTE gear during pandemic

July 1, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Small Internet service providers are “stunned” that the Federal Communications Commission is enforcing a ban on Huawei and ZTE network gear during the ongoing pandemic. The FCC already voted unanimously in November 2019 to ban Huawei and ZTE equipment in […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

AT&T brings low-band 5G service to 28 additional US markets

June 30, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Worth highlighting is the fact that we are talking about AT&T’s low-band 5G wireless service which differs greatly from the ultra-fast high-band network that utilizes millimeter wave tech, or what most people typically think of when hearing the term “5G.” […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Qualcomm debuts new Wi-Fi 6E offerings, Networking Pro Series upgrades

May 28, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Qualcomm intends to take advantage of the recent release of new Wi-Fi spectrum with the debut of new Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth solutions. On Thursday, the US chip giant revealed the Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 and 6700 product line, now part […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Senate narrowly rejects plan to require a warrant for Americans’ browsing data

May 13, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Senators have narrowly rejected a bipartisan amendment that would have required the government first obtain a warrant before accessing Americans’ web browsing data. The amendment brought by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT) — just seven lines in […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Trump report bizarrely claims net neutrality repeal raised incomes $50B a year

February 21, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

A new White House report claims without convincing evidence that eliminating consumer-protection rules in the broadband industry has boosted real incomes by tens of billions of dollars per year. Including a supposed improvement to “consumer welfare,” the report claims an […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

The IRS is suing Facebook for $9 billion in unpaid taxes

February 20, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The Internal Revenue Service is suing Facebook for $9 billion in back taxes. The trial began on Tuesday and is expected to go on for about a month. Five Facebook executives have been subpoenaed to testify, including Chief Technology Officer […]

Hardware & Software, Networking & Wireless, Tech

Now 10 years old, Code for America hopes for government to walk alone

February 18, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As Jennifer Pahlka moves on from her role as Code for America’s chief executive, the nonprofit she founded a decade ago now includes 25,000 fellows and volunteers nationwide. She says she isn’t worried about the organization’s ability to continue improving […]