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24 GHz Spectrum Auction Wraps Amid Inter-Agency Controversy

As private sector companies continue to build next generation (5G) wireless networks, a controversy over the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auction of the 24 GHz frequency is brewing.  Spectrum Auction 102 was completed on May 29, 2019, auctioning approximately 2,900 licenses in the 24.25 and 25.25 GHz bands and generating more than $2 billion.  This auction opens a critical bandwidth of spectrum necessary to provide 5G connectivity in dense urban areas using millimeter wave high-band spectrum.

On World IP Day - Celebrating and Protecting Sports and their Brands

Each year, April 26 marks the celebration of World IP Day, when the importance of intellectual property rights and the achievements gained from its protection are recognized.  According to the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) intellectual property (IP) contributes $6.6 trillion to America’s GDP.  In 2019, the World IP Day celebration focuses on sports and the IP that enables past, present, and future athletes to compete and meet their goals.

Benefits of 5G

With all the focus on creating a nationwide fifth generation (5G) network, questions often arise about why it is important for the U.S. to lead in 5G development, the benefits of moving to 5G, and why is there a continual push for more spectrum to be made available for 5G.

House Energy and Commerce: Coalition Supports Comprehensive Federal Privacy Law

March 28, 2019

The Honorable Frank Pallone, Jr.
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Greg Walden
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Jan Schakowsky
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representatives Pallone, Walden, Schakowsky, and McMorris Rodgers:

Senate Commerce: Coalition Supports Comprehensive Federal Privacy Law

March 28, 2019

The Honorable Roger Wicker
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Maria Cantwell
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Jerry Moran
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Richard Blumenthal
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senators Wicker, Cantwell, Moran, and Blumenthal:

FCC TV White Space Decision Clears Path for Rural Broadband

Many rural communities and those living in remote areas often have difficulty accessing the internet or using broadband to the extent that their urban counterparts can achieve.  There has been a great deal of discussion about bridging the digital divide between urban and rural communities. 

In seeking solutions to this disparity, technology companies have been working on creative answers to allow greater access to the internet.  Among these potential solutions to bridge the digital divide is using TV white space (TVWS).

CAGW Recommendations for Trump Administration's Nickel Plan- Commerce

November 1, 2018

The Honorable Wilbur Ross
Secretary, Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20230

Dear Secretary Ross,

During a meeting on October 17, 2018, President Trump directed you and other members of his Cabinet to cut their department budgets by 5 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2019.  With a national debt of more than $21 trillion and the budget deficit soaring to its highest level since 2012, President Trump’s initiative will help to improve fiscal responsibility.

Comments to NTIA on Developing the Administration's Approach to Consumer Privacy

November 8, 2018

Mr. David Redl
Administrator
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4725
Attn: Privacy RFC
Washington, D.C. 20230

Re: Comments on Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy (Docket Number: 18021780-8780-01)

Dear Administrator Redl,

Citizens Against Government Waste Submits Recommendations for President Trump’s Nickel Plan

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) sent letters to 16 federal departments and agencies detailing potential spending cuts that could be made in furtherance of President Trump’s “nickel plan” for an across the board 5 percent budget cut, which he announced on October 17, 2018.

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CAGW Names Rep. Marcy Kaptur July 2019 Porker of the Month

Gov. Lujan Grisham is CAGW's Porker of the Month for trying to expand the financially challenged United States Postal Service into banking.