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Distance Learning Deployed On Unprecedented Scale
March 17, 2020
Distance Learning Deployed On Unprecedented Scale

Distance learning is quickly being deployed to millions of students across the country due to the coronavirus situation.

Coronavirus Adds Focus To Digital Divide
March 12, 2020
Coronavirus Adds Focus To Digital Divide

As the Coronavirus impacts the country, the need for digital services increases, providing greater focus on the digital divide. 

Federal Judge Approves T-Mobile - Sprint Merger
February 11, 2020
Federal Judge Approves T-Mobile - Sprint Merger

A District Court judge has approved T-Mobile’s acquisition of Sprint, allowing for finalization of a deal over two years in the making.

FCC Chair Remarks at EBS Rural Tribal Window Workshop
January 15, 2020
FCC Chair Remarks at EBS Rural Tribal Window Workshop

The FCC hosted a recent workshop on the EBS Tribal Window in Washington, D.C.. Chairman Pai welcomed the attendees and addressed FCC efforts on EBS and potential impact for Native Americans.

FCC Chair Proposes Rural Digital Opportunity Fund
January 9, 2020
FCC Chair Proposes Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

The new Fund will provide up to $20.4 billion over the next decade to support the deployment of high-speed broadband networks in those parts of rural America that currently lack fixed broadband service that meets the Commission's baseline speed standards.

FCC Chair Says 2.5 GHz Auction May Be Held Summer 2020
November 6, 2019
FCC Chair Says 2.5 GHz Auction May Be Held Summer 2020

Pai told the Citizens Broadband Radio Service Alliance.  Analysis of a recent Office of Economics and Analytics auction report indicates the start of the 2.5 GHz auction cold occur before Sept. 30.

FCC Publishes EBS Report and Order in Federal Register
October 25, 2019
FCC Publishes EBS Report and Order in Federal Register

The FCC has published the EBS Report and Order in the Federal Register.  The document states that the effective date of the rules governing EBS generally will be April 27, 2020.   The rules governing the Tribal filing window will be effective November 25, 2019.

Chairman Pai Discusses EBS for Tribes at National Tribal Broadband Summit
September 23, 2019
Chairman Pai Discusses EBS for Tribes at National Tribal Broadband Summit

Remarks of Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai at National Tribal Broadband Summit in Washington, DC on September 23, 2019

FCC Proposes Establishment of $20.4 Billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund
August 2, 2019
FCC Proposes Establishment of $20.4 Billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

Program Targets Areas With At Least 4 Million Rural Homes, Small Businesses That Lack Modern Broadband Service

The Future of EBS: The FCC Rulemaking Explained
June 20, 2019
The Future of EBS: The FCC Rulemaking Explained

NEBSA is pleased to announce that, on Thursday, July 18 at 2:00 PM (ET), it will present a webinar to help explain the FCC’s decision that will make substantial changes to the rules governing the EBS band.

News Flash - FCC Issues Draft EBS Decision
June 19, 2019
News Flash - FCC Issues Draft EBS Decision

The FCC has just posted a “draft” decision in the rulemaking on EBS, and it expects to adopt the decision during its monthly meeting on July 10, 2019. 

Department of Education Supports EBS Educational Mission to FCC
June 13, 2019
Department of Education Supports EBS Educational Mission to FCC

The Department of Education is pushing back on the FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that might impact educational use of EBS and open the spectrum to greater commercial use.
 

EBS NPRM Not Included on FCC June Meeting Agenda
May 20, 2019
EBS NPRM Not Included on FCC June Meeting Agenda

The FCC recently announced the EBS Notice of Proposed Rule Making is not scheduled on the agenda of their June meeting.

Daily Journal Connecting Broadband Article
March 27, 2019
Daily Journal Connecting Broadband Article

Daily Journal (Fergus, MN) Article on Connecting Broadband with EBS

Sprint Announces Reduced Costs and Increased Bandwidth for EBS Mobile Hot Spots at NEBSA 2019 Conference
February 26, 2019
Sprint Announces Reduced Costs and Increased Bandwidth for EBS Mobile Hot Spots at NEBSA 2019 Conference

Numerous EBS licensees comprising of educational organizations nationwide, utilize the mobile hot spots to provide educational services, programming and broadband access.

Educational Associations Raise Concerns Over Broadband Service Misperceptions
January 23, 2019
Educational Associations Raise Concerns Over Broadband Service Misperceptions

Two groups representing the interests of Educational Broadband Service (EBS) licensees today expressed their concern about misperceptions concerning EBS.

Travis Allen - CEO iSchool Initiative - 2019 Conference Keynote
December 10, 2018
Travis Allen - CEO iSchool Initiative - 2019 Conference Keynote

Travis Allen, CEO of the iSchool Initiative, will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 NEBSA Annual Conference.

NPRM Reply Comments Submitted to FCC
September 7, 2018
NPRM Reply Comments Submitted to FCC

NPRM on Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band - Reply Comments Submitted to FCC

NPRM Reply Comments Due September 7th
August 21, 2018
NPRM Reply Comments Due September 7th

NPRM on Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band - Reply Comments Due September 7th

NEBSA Files NPRM Comments
August 8, 2018
NEBSA Files NPRM Comments

NEBSA Files NPRM Comments