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November 19, 2020 - News Release

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for December Open Meeting

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November 19, 2020 - Report and Order

FCC Streamlines Licensing Rules For Many Satellite Operators

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November 19, 2020 - Speech

Starks Keynote Remarks at Rainbow PUSH Coalition Symposium

November 19, 2020 - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

FCC Proposes Allowing Satellite Downlinks in the 17 GHz Band

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November 19, 2020 - Memorandum Opinion and Order

FCC Denies C-Band Application for Review

November 18, 2020 - News Release

FCC Fines Telemarketer Nearly $10 Million for Spoofed Robocalls

November 18, 2020 - News Release

FCC Improves Rules for Resolution of Program Carriage Complaints

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November 18, 2020 - News Release

FCC Proposes More Equitable Funding Structure for VRS and IP Relay

November 18, 2020 - News Release

FCC Proposes Allowing Satellite Downlinks in the 17 GHz Band

November 18, 2020 - News Release

FCC Further Streamlines Satellite Rules for Space and Earth Stations

November 18, 2020 - News Release

FCC Modernizes 5.9 GHz Band to Improve Wi-Fi and Automotive Safety

November 18, 2020 - Sunshine

Deletion of Item from November 18, 2020 Open Meeting

November 16, 2020 - Public Notice

OEA and WCB Adopt Adjustment Factor Values for the 5G Fund

November 16, 2020 - News Release

What They're Saying About Chairman Pai's 5.9 GHz Band Plan

November 16, 2020 - News Release

FCC Announces USF Support for High-Speed Broadband in Virgin Islands

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November 13, 2020 - Speech

Chairman Pai Speech to the Baltic Sea Region 5G Forum

November 12, 2020 - Statement

Carr Pleased that FCC Policies have Accelerated Internet Builds

November 12, 2020 - News Release

2019 Broadband Deployment Data Show Digital Divide Is Closing

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November 10, 2020 - Statement

Commissioner Starks Statement on the Presidential Transition

November 10, 2020 - Sunshine

FCC to Hold Open Commission Meeting Wednesday, November 18, 2020

November 10, 2020 - Statement

Rosenworcel Statement on FCC Activity During Presidential Transition

November 10, 2020 - News Release

FCC Announces More Tribal Spectrum Applications Accepted for Filing

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November 9, 2020 - Public Notice

FCC to Host Holiday Consumer Protection Webinar Nov. 20 with FTC, BBB

November 5, 2020 - Statement

Carr Supports Launch of Connected Care Pilot Program

November 5, 2020 - Speech

Chairman Ajit Pai at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit

November 5, 2020 - News Release

Connected Care Pilot Program Application Window to Open on Nov. 6

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November 4, 2020 - News Release

FCC Reaches $200 Million Settlement in Sprint Lifeline Investigation

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November 3, 2020 - Report and Order

FCC Streamlines Local Approval of Wireless Structure Modifications

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November 2, 2020 - Public Notice

Media Bureau Guidance on Lowest Unit Charge for Post-Election Ads

November 2, 2020 - News Release

FCC Announces USF Support for High-Speed Broadband in Puerto Rico

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November 2, 2020 - Statement

Chairman on the 100th Anniversary of First Commercial Radio Broadcast

November 2, 2020 - Statement

Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast Episode With Kathryn De Wit

November 1, 2020 - Public Notice

FCC Deactivates Disaster Reporting for Hurricane Zeta

November 1, 2020 - Public Notice

Hurricane Zeta Communications Status Report for November 1, 2020

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October 31, 2020 - Public Notice

Hurricane Zeta Communications Status Report for October 31, 2020

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October 30, 2020 - Public Notice

FCC Narrows Disaster Information Reporting Area for Hurricane Zeta

October 30, 2020 - Public Notice

Hurricane Zeta Communications Status Report for October 30, 2020

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October 29, 2020 - Report and Order

FCC Establishes a 5G Fund for Rural America

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October 29, 2020 - Public Notice

Media Bureau Lifts Freeze on TV Applications and Rulemaking Petitions

October 29, 2020 - Speech

Chairman Pai Remarks to Calix Connexions Conference

October 29, 2020 - News Release

FCC Kicks Off Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction

October 29, 2020 - Speech

Chairman Ajit Pai To the CTIA 5G Summit, October 28, 2020

October 29, 2020 - Speech

Commissioner O'Rielly's Remarks Before CTIA 5G Summit

October 28, 2020 - News Release

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for November Open Meeting

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October 28, 2020 - Report and Order

FCC Modernizes Unbundling and Resale Requirements

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October 28, 2020 - Report and Order

FCC Provides AM Radio Stations with All-Digital Broadcast Option

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October 28, 2020 - Public Notice

Emergency Communications Procedures for Hurricane Zeta

October 28, 2020 - Public Notice

FCC Assistance for Hurricane Zeta Emergencies Available 24/7

October 28, 2020 - Public Notice

FCC Activates Disaster Information Reporting for Hurricane Zeta

October 28, 2020 - Forfeiture Order

FCC Fines Arizona Telemarketer $37.5 Million for Spoofing Violations

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October 28, 2020 - Report and Order

FCC Increases Unlicensed Wireless Operations in TV White Spaces

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October 13, 2020 - Public Notice

Hurricane Delta Communications Status Report for October 13, 2020

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October 13, 2020 - News Release

FCC Announces 386 Applicants Qualified to Bid in Broadband Auction

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October 13, 2020 - News Release

Chairman Pai Praises Winners of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics

October 13, 2020 - News Release

FCC Announces First Funding in E-Rate Second Application Window

October 13, 2020 - Speech

Comm. Starks at 9th Annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference

October 13, 2020 - Statement

Rosenworcel Releases Second Episode With Female Superintendents

October 12, 2020 - Public Notice

FCC Continues to Narrow Disaster Reporting Area for Hurricane Delta

October 12, 2020 - Public Notice

Hurricane Delta Communications Status Report for October 12, 2020

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October 12, 2020 - Speech

Chairman Pai at 9th Annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference

October 12, 2020 - Speech

FCC Chief of Staff Matthew Berry at Spectrum Management Conference

October 11, 2020 - Public Notice

FCC Further Narrows Disaster Reporting Area for Hurricane Delta

October 11, 2020 - Public Notice

Hurricane Delta Communications Status Report for October 11, 2020

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October 10, 2020 - Public Notice

FCC Narrows Disaster Information Reporting Area for Hurricane Delta

October 10, 2020 - Public Notice

Hurricane Delta Communications Status Report for October 10, 2020

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October 9, 2020 - News Release

FCC Modernizes Rules for Toll Free Calls

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October 9, 2020 - Order on Review

FCC Safeguards Integrity of USF Contributions

October 9, 2020 - News Release

FCC Announces Axel Rodriguez as New Field Director

October 8, 2020 - News Release

FCC Announces List of Eligible Areas for RDOF Auction Bidding

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October 7, 2020 - News Release

FCC Announces Winners of Chairman's Accessibility Awards

October 6, 2020 - News Release

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for October Open Meeting

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October 6, 2020 - Speech

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to the International Regulators' Forum

October 5, 2020 - Statement

Carr Announces Tower Site Order

October 5, 2020 - Statement

Comm'r Rosenworcel on FCC's Latest Move to Harm Net Neutrality

October 5, 2020 - Statement

Rosenworcel Hosts Two-Part Conversation With Five Superintendents

October 2, 2020 - R&O/NPRM

FCC Reforms IP CTS Rates and Proposes IP CTS Quality Metrics

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October 2, 2020 - Notice of Inquiry

FCC Seeks To Combat 911 Fee Diversion

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October 2, 2020 - Order

FCC Expands Access to and Investment in the 4.9 GHz Band

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October 2, 2020 - Public Notice

WRC Advisory Committee Schedules 2nd Meeting for October 20, 2020

October 2, 2020 - Statement

Chairman Pai Welcomes Supreme Court Review of Prometheus Decision

October 2, 2020 - Statement

O'Rielly Stmt on Supreme Court Agreeing to Hear FCC v Prometheus Radio

October 2, 2020 - News Release

FCC Reaches Settlements for Not Filing 911 Reliability Certifications

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October 2, 2020 - Report and Order

FCC Seeks to Facilitate 5G in the 3.45-3.55 GHz Band

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October 2, 2020 - Statement

Carr Welcomes Supreme Court Review of Media Regulations

October 2, 2020 - News Release

Chairman Pai Announces Glenn Woroch as New Chief Economist

Articles of Interest 

Radio’s Fight With GMR Will End Year Where It Began

In a joint motion with the court, the RMLC and GMR said despite their best efforts to complete the pre-trial...

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FCC Streamlines Carriage, Access Complaint Process

The FCC has voted on a Report and Order (R&O) that would speed up the program access...

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Democratic Federal Communications Commissioner Geoffrey Starks is pressing his colleagues to do more to expand...

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House Passes Three Communications Bills

The House has passed three bipartisan bills to strengthen communications networks, including...

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FCC to Supremes: Restore Broadcast Dereg

The FCC, joined by broadcasters, petitioned the High Court to reinstate the FCC's 2017 local ownership deregulation...

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Samaritan's Purse and Others Deploy Relief Teams to Central America after Hurricanes Make Landfall

Samaritan's Purse and World Vision, two well-known Christian humanitarian organizations, have sent relief teams...

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FCC Votes to Drive WiFi Expansion

In a victory for cable broadband operators and computer companies, the FCC has voted to free up the lower...

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SBE Announce ATSC3 Specialist Certification

Registration for the first 3.0 certification test must be done by Dec. 31.

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FCC Improves Rules for Resolution of Program Carriage Complaints

The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Report and Order revising its rules governing the resolution...

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House Approves Bill Bringing EAS to Streaming

The Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement (READI) Act of 2020 (H.R. 6096) directs the FCC to...

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Sony’s Pure Flix Acquisition Could Raise the Bar for Christian Movies

Pure Flix, one of a half-dozen streaming platforms targeting Christian viewers, will be fully owned...

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Church Building in Cuba Demolished, Re-Openings Blocked

Having demolished an Assemblies of God building in the Abel Santa Maria area outside Santiago de Cuba...

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Indian High Court Stands Up for Christians Persecuted by Hindu Nationals

There were reportedly three separate attacks that displaced the Christians for more than a month.

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John MacArthur's Grace Community Church 'Cleared of COVID-19 Outbreak', but Battle Rages On

The megachurch, as well as MacArthur, has been the subject of ridicule and false accusations...

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Senate Judiciary to Big Tech: Change is Coming

The Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee took its turn taking Big Tech to the woodshed in a hearing...

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Sen. Hawley: Social Media Coordinate Censorship Efforts

Saying he had talked with a Facebook whistle-blower and armed with visual aids, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) took to a...

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C-Band Stakeholder Advice: Play Nice

The FCC is auctioning 280 MHz of the band starting Dec. 8, with terrestrial wireless bidding on 280 MHz...

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Kansas School Cancels Operation Christmas Child After Atheist Group Files Complaint

Liberty Middle School must “cease participation in Operation Christmas Child or taking any other actions...

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Alito Warns: Religious Liberty 'Is in Danger of Becoming a Second-Class Right'

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday delivered an unusually blunt warning about the future...

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Rep. Jayapal Seeks Support for Regulating Big Tech

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) is soliciting signatures for a petition to "rein in Big Tech."

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‘Infanticide Bill’: Mass. Dems Back Bill Removing Protections for Babies Who Survive Abortion

Democratic leaders within the Massachusetts legislature say they will take up abortion rights legislation...

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Gov't Restrictions on Religion Worldwide Set Record High in Annual Pew Study

More than 70 Protestant venues were shut down last year in Jiangsu Province’s prefecture-level cities...

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Chinese Churches Shut Down or Repurposed into Factories, Propaganda Centers

More than 70 Protestant venues were shut down last year in Jiangsu Province’s prefecture-level cities...

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Religious Broadcasters Added Nearly 50 Stations In Past Year

The religious format, which encompasses both teaching and variety stations, picked up 47 stations from...

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Samaritan's Purse Sends Plane Full of Relief Supplies to Help Armenian Refugees

The charity organization said they will be delivering winter clothing to families who have fled the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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Influential DC-Area Evangelical Leader Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. Passes Away

The bishop was the founder and chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition...

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UN Adopts Anti-Israel Resolution Referring to Temple Mount Only by Muslim Name

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution that refers to the Temple Mount...

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YouTube Flags CBN's Chris Mitchell's Prayer for Israel as 'Age Inappropriate'

In the video that YouTube flagged, he prayed for Israel from within his apartment...

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CTA Announces NextGen TV Test Suite Specs for 2021 Models

More than 135 tests covering 150 unique requirements for audio, video, captions, interactivity, service changes...

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Cuban Pastor Arrested as Church Demolished by Regime

Authorities in the city of Santiago de Cuba demolished a church that has long been a target...

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