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FCC Sets Aggressive Agenda as Pai Shrugs Off “Doom” Prophecies

FCC staff is sorting through some 380 applications to serve on its planned Broadband Advisory Committee. Anticipated to get rolling this spring, the group will provide advice and recommendations for the Commission on how to accelerate the deployment of high-speed internet access, Inside Towers reported. The application figure came from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai as he laid out for reporters his actions so far to spur broadband deployment in rural areas (see more details in article below).

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Neutrality Reporting Waiver Restored for Small ISPs After Fractious FCC Vote

On two out of three telecom items FCC Commissioners voted on yesterday, things went smoothly, but the item to roll back reporting requirements for small internet service providers as part of Net Neutrality regulations sparked controversy. Two of the three Commissioners, Chairman Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly, approved granting a five-year waiver of enhanced reporting requirements to ISPs with 250,000 or fewer connections.

The exemption expired in December, Inside Towers reported, and wireless trade associations including the Competitive Carriers Association, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association and their members urged the agency to reinstate it, calling the requirements “onerous” and “burdensome.”

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“Areas in Need” Get Priority From FCC Chairman

“We are going to spend money in areas that are in most in need, so that 4G LTE coverage knows no geographic limit in our nation.” With those words, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai cast the final vote in favor of extending the agency’s Mobility Fund into Phase II.

At the agency meeting yesterday, the three Commissioners voted unanimously to provide $453 Million in annual universal support over a 10-year period; the goal is to help expand and preserve broadband coverage in rural America and in Tribal lands.

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Nokia and Intel Launch 5G Acceleration Lab in U.S.

Nokia and Intel are creating joint testing facilities in the U.S. and Finland to focus on all aspects of 5G networks from device to cloud.

Labs will develop 5G solutions in a ‘live’ environment to address deployment and operational models as standards are defined for commercial solutions. The labs will leverage core technologies, including Nokia AirScale and Nokia AirFrame, and client and infrastructure platforms running on Intel® Architecture, as well as Intel 5G connectivity solutions.

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Pike County EMA Looks For Answers to Creating a Mass Alert System

After last month’s round of severe weather, Pike County EMA officials are still pushing the idea of a mass alert system as county commissioners are getting additional feedback from area departments.

“Currently right now, all the town of Goshen has is voice broadcasting, says Traci Shavers of Goshen. Leaders in Goshen believe a better system, would better serve residents.  The proposed alert system would be able to reach everyone in a matter of seconds during times of severe weather.

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