Tag Archives: Federal Communications Commission

SpaceX Urges FCC to Consider Future Satellite Constellation for Internet Services Expansion Program

SpaceX has asked the Federal Communications Commission to consider the company’s future low-Earth orbit satellite constellation as a potential recipient of the Connect America Fund award, Space News reported Tuesday. The report said FCC proposed rules that would exclude satellite constellations from participation in the CAF program due to the …

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Lockheed, EchoStar Retire Disconnected Comms Satellite

Lockheed Martin and EchoStar have retrieved the EchoStar III communications satellite in a joint operation that culminated in its deactivation and relocation to a graveyard orbit. The satellite’s retirement was executed in line with Federal Communications Commission rules in response to an incident involving the satellite in July, Lockheed said Wednesday. EchoStar …

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FCC Grants DocuSign FedRAMP ATO for Cloud-Based Electronic Transaction Service

DocuSign has obtained Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification from Federal Communications Commission to offer a cloud-based electronic transaction service in support of the government’s digital transformation efforts. The company said Tuesday it aims to help customer agencies automate and digitize paper-based workflows that need signatures. “Federal agencies are looking for cloud computing …

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OneWeb Gets FCC Clearance to Launch Satellite Constellation; Iridium's Matt Desch Comments

OneWeb has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission to launch later this year its constellation of 720 satellites that will work to provide broadband internet services worldwide, Daily Breeze reported Saturday. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai cleared OneWeb's application on June 22. “We hope to approve many more constellations because we …

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Northrop's Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits Comply With FCC 5G Requirements

A Northrop Grumman business has announced several monolithic microwave integrated circuit offerings that comply with the Federal Communications Commission's requirements for 5G frequency bands. Northrop's microelectronics products and services business made the announcement at the 2017 International Microwave Symposium, the company said Wednesday. Some of those MMIC products include APN243, APN248 …

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Socrata Gets FedRAMP Authorization for Cloud-Based Govt Data Platform

Socrata has obtained Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program authorization to provide its cloud-based Government Data Platform to public sector customers. The company said Wednesday it achieved the FedRAMP authority to operate through the sponsorship of the Federal Communications Commission. Socrata’s data platform works to provide an enterprise-ready environment to help agencies collect, manage, …

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Tom Wheeler, Former Chairman of FCC, Joins RapidSOS Advisory Board

Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is joining the RapidSOS Advisory Board.  Wheeler joins two other former FCC chairmen on the Advisory Board, which includes executives with extensive expertise across telecommunications, technology, and public safety sectors. “RapidSOS’ Emergency Platform connects users to emergency services faster and with …

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Hughes to Offer Satellite Internet Service Through GSA IT Schedule 70

Hughes Network Systems has secured a spot on the General Services Administration's Information Technology Schedule 70 contract vehicle to offer its satellite-based internet service to federal, local and state government agencies. The company said Thursday the HughesNet Gen5 service works to provide users with 25 megabits per second of download speeds and 3 Mbps …

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CenturyLink to Provide Managed Security Service to FCC IT Center; Erich Sanchack Comments

CenturyLink has received a potential five-year, $875,000 task order for the provision of managed security services to the Federal Communications Commission‘s information technology center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The company said Thursday it will provide Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services that offer connectivity to the internet and external networks as well as help customer agencies comply with …

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NIST Seeks to Advance Public Safety Broadband Tech R&D Through Grant Program; Dereck Orr Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has introduced a $30 million grant program in an effort to advance research and development work on broadband technology platforms for first responders. NIST's public safety communications research division will accept applications from nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions and other non-federal entities for …

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Grace Hopper, Newt Minow Among Latest Medal of Freedom Recipients

Grace Hopper, former U.S. Navy admiral and a computer pioneer, and Newt Minow, former Federal Communications Commission chairman, have been awarded the final Medals of Freedom for President Barack Obama’s term in office. Hopper previously held roles with the U.S. Naval Reserve, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, …

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Alaska Communications Receives Potential $197M FCC Internet Service Order

Alaska Communications has secured a potential 10-year, $197 million order from the Federal Communications Commission to deploy broadband to rural locations in Alaska. The company said Tuesday it will provide internet service to 31,500 locations across the state including approximately 26,000 unserved areas as part of FCC’s Connect America Fund Phase II program. FCC will issue …

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Collab9 Lands State Cooperative Purchasing Contract for Unified Comms Cloud Service

Collab9 has secured a contract from the state of Utah to offer the company’s unified communications-as-a-service platform to participating U.S. states under the NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization. The company said Monday its Cisco-powered UCaaS cloud service works to facilitate voice and video calls; provide mobility, customer care applications and E911 functionality; and support …

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Trex Subsidiary to Provide ‘Foreign Object Debris’ Detection Units to Navy, Marines Air Stations

A Trex Enterprises subsidiary will deliver 10 “foreign object debris” detection units to U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps air stations across the East and West coasts in efforts to limit runway closure time and mitigate repair costs caused by FODs. Trex Aviation Systems‘ FOD Finder XM-M features a millimeter-wave radar that works to support FOD detection and retrieval …

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