TerreStar Wins ATC License from FCC
Today TerreStar announced that the Federal Communications Commission has granted it an ATC license. The ATC (Ancillary Terrestrial Service) license will allow TerreStar to integrate its 20MHz S Band satellite radio frequencies with terrestrial wireless services (in this case, AT&T's). By combining its own S Band spectrum with AT&T's existing wireless network, TerreStar should be able to provide satellite and/or cellular coverage across much of North America. TerreStar has already launched and tested its satellite, as well as introduced the hybrid sat-cell Genus Windows Mobile smartphone. The company plans a commercial launch later this year.
Sep 26, 2019
Anker today introduced a new range of Spirit and Liberty Bluetooth earbuds. The new buds are much-improved over the original Spirit and Liberty series, but also much more expensive.
Jan 2, 2019
The FCC this week granted Google permission to deploy its experimental Project Soli sensors in mobile devices in the U.S.. The unique sensors use a form of RADAR technology to detect specific hand gestures in mid-air, and can be placed in devices such as phones and smartwatches.
The FCC has now granted Verizon, US Cellular, and T-Mobile permission to expand their 4G network capacity by temporarily using radio frequencies that are licensed to other companies, but had been sitting unused prior to the current pandemic. The unusual move by the FCC will help support the unprecedented number of people suddenly using wireless broadband to operate from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 13, 2019
AT&T has finally launched 5G service for consumers as of today, using far-reaching low-band radio frequencies (band 5 / 850 MHz). As the company promised last month, the launch cities include Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Providence, RI, Rochester, NY, and San Diego.
Oct 26, 2018
California today said it has agreed not to enforce its own net neutrality law until a final decision is reached concerning the FCC's scrapping of Obama-era regulations. In December 2017, the FCC voted to get rid of the previous administration's net neutrality rules, which classified broadband as a utility under Title II and set bright line rules regarding internet traffic.