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  • Tourists drive past the closed entrance ticket station of the Joshua Tree National Park after the federal government's partial shutdown caused park rangers to stay home and campgrounds to be shut, at the park in California, on January 3, 2019.

    An estimated 450,000 federal employees are working without pay through the partial government shutdown, but even those who don't get a federal paycheck have been affected.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 2- The U.S. Senate confirmed Geoffrey Starks to join the Federal Communications Commission and approved a new term for Commissioner Brendan Carr late on Wednesday. His nomination was backed by Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and is one of two Democratic seats on the five-member FCC. The FCC faces a number of significant issues in 2019,...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 28- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is investigating a nationwide CenturyLink Inc network outage that has affected service on 911 emergency phone calls across the country, agency chairman Ajit Pai said on Friday. Asked about the FCC investigation, a spokeswoman for CenturyLink said the company had been in contact with the federal...

  • The California- based start-up founded by former Google and Apple engineers in 2016 also agreed to enhanced FCC oversight and a requirement of pre-launch notices to the FCC for three years. Swarm launched the satellites in India last January after the FCC rejected its application to deploy and operate them, citing concerns about the company's tracking...

  • The FCC said it could reverse the rule that bars a merger among the "Big Four" networks: NBC, owned by Comcast Corp, Walt Disney Co's ABC, CBS Corp's CBS or Fox, owned by Twenty-First Century Fox. The FCC asked if the rule "remains necessary to promote competition, localism, or viewpoint diversity." FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the commission is "teeing up a number of questions"...

  • A live broadcast truck for KTLA Channel 5 TV, owned by Tribune Co, is seen in Los Angeles, California, July 23, 2013. 

    Buyout firm Apollo Global Management has teamed up with regional TV station owner Northwest Broadcasting in its bid to acquire another U.S. TV station owner, Tribune Media.

  • The FCC is making 1.55 gigahertz of spectrum available and the auctions will be followed by a 2019 auction of three more millimeter-wave spectrum bands 37 GHz, 39 GHz, and 47 GHz. "These airwaves will be critical in deploying 5 G services and applications," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said on Wednesday, who disclosed the planned auction in February. Democratic FCC...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday wrote the chief executives of major telephone service providers and other companies, demanding they launch a system to combat billions of "robocalls" and other nuisance calls received monthly by American consumers. The letters went to 13 companies including AT&T Inc,...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday wrote the chief executives of major telephone service providers and other companies, demanding they launch a system to combat billions of "robocalls" and other nuisance calls received monthly by American consumers. In May, Pai called on companies to adopt an industry-developed "...

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a Wednesday statement that "enabling the Galileo system to work in concert with the U.S. The FCC is proposing to waive its licensing requirements for non-federal operations with Galileo signals known as E1 and E5, subject to certain technical constraints, officials said. The FCC includes conditions to ensure users of...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to open additional spectrum to the growing number of connected devices as it studies whether to tap another largely unused block. The FCC also voted to make changes in how it auctions licenses in the 3.5 GHz band- a key spectrum needed to deploy next-generation 5 G...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday called for wireless carriers to waive October bills for people hardest hit by Hurricane Michael after some Florida residents expressed frustration in getting mobile phone service restored. At least 18 deaths in four states have been blamed on Michael, which crashed into...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday called for wireless carriers to waive October bills for people hardest hit by Hurricane Michael after some Florida residents expressed frustration in getting mobile phone service restored. At least 18 deaths in four states have been blamed on Michael, which crashed into...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday called for wireless carriers to waive bills for October and allow consumers to switch carriers without penalties after some residents in Florida have expressed frustration getting service restored following Hurricane Michael. Pai said that the progress in restoring...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai rejected arguments Monday that states should be able to impose their own net neutrality protections after the Trump administration in December withdrew them. In August, 22 states, including California, and a coalition of trade groups representing major tech companies urged a federal...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- California Governor Jerry Brown late on Sunday signed legislation to restore open internet protections known as net neutrality in the state after the Trump administration repealed the rules in December 2017. The bill sets up a clash with the Federal Communications Commission, which said in repealing the Obama-era rules that it was...

  • Ajit Pai

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said while there is a lot of investment and innovation within the U.S. tech sector, regulatory processes are slowing down the deployment of 5G infrastructure.

  • A lot of regulations are holding back 5G deployment, says FCC Chairman

    Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman, joins 'Squawk on the Street' to discuss the U.S.'s attempt to lead the world in 5G today, the FCC's 5G fast plan and tech regulation.

  • FCC chairman Ajit Pai on 5G ahead of White House meeting

    Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman, joins 'Squawk on the Street' to discuss the U.S.'s attempt to lead the world in 5G today, the FCC's 5G fast plan and tech regulation.

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has this month also criticized California's legislature for approving a state measure to guarantee open internet access and said "bad behavior" on the part of internet service providers could be prevented by the FCC's new transparency requirements. The FCC voted 3-2 in December to reverse the Obama era rules that barred internet...