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Advantages of 6.25 kHz – Channel Availability

6.25 kHz channel availability

This video from Icom highlights the advantages of 6.25 kHz channel availability. The video explains the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) regulation of the use of the electromagnetic spectrum, transitioning from 25 kHz to 12.5 kHz to alleviate congestion. Icom, in collaboration with JVC Kenwood, introduced the next-generation digital narrowband (NXDN™) protocol that operates on…

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Tesla to Add Radar in Hopes of Achieving Full Self Driving in Vehicles

Tesla radar technology is back in the news. Last year Elon Musk made it clear that Tesla was ditching its radar technology and that Full Self Driving (FSD) would be made safer by only using Vision, or camera-only, technology. However, Tesla’s Certification Engineer, Cindi Li, wrote to the FCC last week asking for a confidentiality…

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Better Broadband
New FCC Broadband Map Crowdsources Regulation of Broadband Availability

This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its new broadband availability maps to cheers from the larger telecom industry. With this new set of FCC maps, a huge win for businesses and consumers seeking better broadband to have more of a say in accurate representation of broadband availability, individuals and organizations will be allowed…

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How the FCC’s New ISP Rules Will Disrupt the Market

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has introduced new rules that will require ISPs to display more clearly essential and historically convoluted information such as speed, hidden fees, and junk costs. Closely resembling the labels, we are accustomed to on the back of food products, Senior Editor at FierceTelecom, Diana Goovaerts believes this is a…

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Telecommunications
Wavelengths: Has Federal Funding Solved Rural Broadband Connectivity Issues?

The availability of broadband in rural areas remains a big area of concern. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has seemingly addressed the issue by providing funding through RDOF, or the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, but the initiative isn’t exactly foolproof. In this new episode of Wavelengths, an Amphenol Broadband podcast, host Daniel Litwin chatted with…

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EdTech Today
Education’s Recovery Begins Now

Will the recent worst of times for US students bring about the best of times in the near future? That is the expectation John Harrington, CEO of Funds for Learning, holds. In this episode, John lays out clear short-term strategies for distributing the FCC’s $7 billion fund to help school districts pay for at-home devices…

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Biden Administration’s EdTech Plan: Bridge the Student Digital Divide

With a new administration comes new policy visions, and the Biden administration has already vocalized some priorities for the United States’ education system. Reporting out of The 74 Million asserts that the new administration is pointing to the digital divide amongst students as one of the first inequities it plans to tackle, as millions of…

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Applied Digital Strengthens Community Relations through Innovative Data Center Practices
May 21, 2024

As Applied Digital continues to expand its footprint across rural America, its commitment to integrating with and revitalizing local communities stands out. The company’s unique approach to building and operating data centers brings advanced technology to these areas while stimulating local economies and fostering community development. How does Applied Digital ensure seamless integration and…

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From Fields to Data Centers: Applied Digital’s Training Program Transforms Farmers into Data Center Operators
May 21, 2024

Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting Operations and Public Affairs at Applied Digital, emphasizes the transformative impact of Applied Digital’s training programs, which convert agricultural land into high-tech data centers and enable farmers to transition into skilled data center operators. This initiative highlights the company’s commitment to community development and technological advancement.

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Water Conservation and Sustainability Are Critical for a Data Center’s Success
May 21, 2024

Digital infrastructure is essential, and as data centers expand, their environmental impact, water conservation and sustainability have come under scrutiny. As the demand for data storage and processing capabilities grows exponentially, so does the concern for the environmental impact of these facilities, particularly in terms of water usage. Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting…

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Reducing the Gap in Skilled Trades Can Be Solved by Boosting Trade Education Initiatives
May 21, 2024

Currently, skilled trades are facing significant shortages making the need for innovative solutions and passionate involvement more urgent than before. Statistics indicate a looming gap in the workforce, expected to reach millions in the next decade, as older generations retire without sufficient newcomers to fill their roles. At the heart of this issue is…

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Broadband is Failing to Meet EdTech’s Needs
December 18, 2020

Connectivity continues to be a challenge for school districts. Nonprofit Connected Nation reported that only 47% of school districts meet the FCC’s 1Mbps/student standard. To put this in perspective, that leaves about two-thirds of students are without “scalable broadband.” While many students are learning virtually, many districts across the country are back in class or in…

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Sinclair’s FCC Fine Reveals Issues in the Business of Television Media
May 11, 2020

Sinclair Broadcast Group, the second-largest television station operator, is going to be paying a hefty $48 million for an FCC fine, wrapping up the commission’s probe into the company’s now-abandoned deal to buy Tribune Media. Twice the amount of the prior record for broadcast, this is now Sinclair’s largest civil penalty ever. The initial…

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The Cost To Fix Education’s Digital Divide
April 28, 2020

The problem of digital equity in US public school systems has been wrestled with for decades. Maybe it took a global pandemic to finally solve it. The analyst group Funds For Learning crunched the numbers last week and breaks down how much it will cost to put an Internet-connected device into the hands of every…

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New Wifi Spectrum is Officially Open to ISPs and Consumers
April 27, 2020

On this snippet of Business Casual, hosts Tyler Kern and Daniel litwin, and producer Taylor Bagley, walk through the recent FCC vote to allow unlicensed use of 6GHz wifi spectrum. The biggest spectrum addition since the FCC’s initial expansion of wifi in 1989, the FCC’s vote is being met with both praise and disdain….

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How Drones Can Assist with Project Management During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Drones In America
April 8, 2020

Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot. Guillot leads the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Team for Adams and Reese, a law firm that practices across the Southern U.S. and in Washington, D.C. On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry…

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How Open Internet Advocates and ISPs Will Bring the Net Neutrality Fight to the States: Ratified
November 26, 2019

The fight for net neutrality is over at the federal level, at least for now. The Obama-era Open Internet Order of 2015 was repealed by Ajit Pai’s FCC and solidified after a DC circuit court of appeals’ final ruling, leaving prospects looking slim for legislation proactively regulating broadband internet. However, even with the federal…

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With Net Neutrality Dead, How Will ISPs and the Internet Adapt?
October 4, 2019

After years of back and forth in court, a federal appeals court upheld the FCC’s repeal of the Obama-era incarnation of net neutrality rules, effectively removing rules that prohibited ISPs from throttling internet access. The decision came in 3-2 fashion along party lines, and is already getting mixed reception. On this on-demand bonus segment…

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