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Jessica Rosenworcel

Rosenworcel designated FCC Chair

US President Joe Biden has designated Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to serve as the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission. She is the first woman to be named to this position in the agency’s almost 100-year history. She was named Acting Chair in January 2021 shortly after Biden’s inauguration. “I am deeply humbled to […]

October 27, 2021By Colin Mann

Viasat questions FCC Starlink subsidy

California-based satellite broadband supplier Viasat has filed an objection to the FCC’s granting of $885 million to SpaceX and its Starlink satellite service. The FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) awarded the sum to SpaceX’s Starlink satellite service in December 2021. The award was part of a massive $9.2 billion granted to successful applicants, and […]

June 3, 2021By Chris Forrester

FCC proposes freeing up more 5G spectrum

FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has shared with her colleagues a draft Order that would make much-needed mid-band spectrum available for 5G. If adopted at the Commission’s March 17th Open Meeting, 100 megahertz of mid-band spectrum in the 3.45-3.55 GHz band would be made available for auction and 5G deployment across the contiguous US. The […]

February 24, 2021By Colin Mann

FCC chair advises industry to “think big”

Acting FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel, in making her debut speech to staff, has called for the communications industry to “think big, and act”. She argues that the future belongs to those connected. She, and most of the FCC’s staff are working from home because of the pandemic, and said that she appreciated how challenging this […]

February 1, 2021By Chris Forrester

US 5G auction moves to next stage

Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has welcomed the release of final guidance on the upcoming assignment phase of the US’s 5G auction of C-band spectrum which has already generated gross proceeds exceeding $80.9 billion. The FCC, in a Public Notice, has detailed the assignment phase of Auction 107, in which bidders that won generic spectrum […]

January 27, 2021By Colin Mann

Rosenworcel named acting FCC Chair

As anticipated following his election victory, US President Biden has designated FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission following the resignation of Ajit Pai. “I am honoured to be designated as the Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission by President Biden,” said Rosenworcel. “I thank the President for the […]

January 22, 2021By Colin Mann

Pai to leave FCC; Rosenworcel new Chair?

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has announced his intention to leave the Commission on January 20, 2021, coinciding with the incumbency of President-Elect Biden. “It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve at the Federal Communications Commission, including as Chairman of the FCC over the past four years,” said Pai in a […]

December 1, 2020By Colin Mann