The next open meeting at FCC HQ, set for May 9, will address a different sort of cloud service. The first item under consideration by the panel is a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking to give fliers more broadband access in the air by establishing an Air-Ground Mobile Broadband secondary service in the 14 GHz-14.5 GHz band, with the proper interference protections. The second item involves a NPRM aimed at easing access to spectrum for commercial space launch operators. The third item is a Report and Order requiring CMRS carriers and providers of interconnected text messaging services to send consumers an automatic bounce-back message if the consumer attempts to text 911 where that capability is unavailable (CTDaily, 03/21/13).?

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RDOF Broadband Projects Taking Shape, Questions Remain

Broadband providers winning support in Phase 1 of the RDOF auction have years to complete those projects, but work is already getting underway.

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