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FCC denies SpaceX bid for nearly $1 billion in rural broadband subsidies for Starlink

A Starlink satellite terminal, also known as a dish, setup in front of an RV. SpaceX The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday denied SpaceX’s bid for nearly $1 billion in subsidies to support rural broadband customers through the company’s Starlink satellite internet network. SpaceX, which is controlled by Elon Musk, had been awarded $885.5 million […]

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FCC rejects Starlink request for nearly $900 million in broadband subsidies | Engadget

Starlink can’t count on a flood of government subsidies to help expand its satellite internet service. The FCC has rejected the SpaceX unit’s bid to receive $885.5 million in aid through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. The broadband provider “failed to demonstrate” that it could deliver the claimed service, according to a statement. FCC chair […]

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Gaming

FCC votes to boost manufacturing in space | Engadget

The FCC may have just advanced the industrialization of space. Commissioners have voted in favor of an inquiry that will explore in-space servicing, assembly and manufacturing (ISAM). The move would both help officials understand the demands and risks of current in-space production technology while facilitating new projects. This could help companies build satellites and stations […]

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Gaming

FCC needs additional $3 billion to help US carriers replace Huawei and ZTE equipment | Engadget

Removing Chinese equipment from American wireless networks will cost more than anticipated. On Friday, Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel told Congress the agency needs an additional $3 billion to reimburse carriers that “rip and replace” their Huawei and ZTE infrastructure, reports . In 2020, former President Donald Trump signed the , mandating that US […]

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Gaming

FCC chair proposes raising broadband standard to 100Mbps | Engadget

The FCC’s 25Mbps broadband standard seemed fast in 2015, but that was seven years ago — and the agency’s current leadership believes it’s time to raise that baseline. Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has proposed raising the minimum definition of broadband to 100Mbps for downloads and 20Mbps for uploads. The previous 25/3 benchmark is both outdated and […]

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Technology

Why the FCC Wants Apple and Google to Delete TikTok From App Stores

The US government, under the Trump administration, tried several times to control TikTok’s operations without success. Trump argued that US users risked having their data exposed to the Chinese government due to its ownership by ByteDance (a Chinese company) and so attempted to ban TikTok from US app stores. Now a member of the FCC […]

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US

An FCC regulator wants TikTok removed from app stores. Here’s how a company executive responded

But a TikTok executive, in a rare interview on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday, claimed there are no security concerns linked to the hugely successful app. The short-form video app is the most downloaded in the world, beating Instagram with 3.5 billion downloads. Users spend an average of at least 46 minutes a day on […]

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Science

Palm Coast Plans to Trash Waste Pro for New Hauler, FCC Environmental, and Another Fee Increase | FlaglerLive

The Palm Coast government administration is recommending dropping trash hauler Waste Pro after 15 years and signing on to a $32 million, seven-year contract with Houston-based FCC Environmental. The Palm Coast City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposal Tuesday morning. The charge for a single-family house would be $32.32 a month when the […]

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Gaming

FCC clears SpaceX to put its Starlink satellite WiFi in vehicles | Engadget

SpaceX’s satellite internet service is officially going mobile after the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday authorized the company to provide its Starlink WiFi service to vehicles. SpaceX already offers Starlink home internet, which left beta last October. “We agree with SpaceX… that the public interest would benefit by granting with conditions their applications,” The FCC […]

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FCC cracks down on robocalls originating from small carriers | Engadget

Starting today, small phone carriers must implement a special caller ID authentication tool that will help identify robocallers, the Federal Communication Commission announced. Known as STIR/SHAKEN, major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon — due to an FCC rule adopted in 2020 — have had the same tool in place since last year. The agency […]