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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Excerpt from a statement by FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai regarding the Commission’s review of state opt-out requests of the FirstNet program.

“In the Spectrum Act of 2012, Congress charged the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) with establishing a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network.  A nationwide network necessarily includes coverage of […]


Common Cause Special Adviser and former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, on the Sixth Circuit Court’s decision overturning the FCC’s municipal broadband order.

“Let’s be clear: industry-backed state laws to block municipal broadband only exist because pliant legislators are listening to their Big Cable and Big Telecom paymasters. These corporate providers invest in […]


The FCC yesterday released its Notice of Inquiry for the 12th Broadband Report, and skeptics like Commissioner Ajit Pai wasted no time blasting the now notorious document

– “Early next year, the FCC will find that broadband is not being deployed “in a reasonable and timely fashion.”  This sham is a shame. We should treat this proceeding as […]