Finley Communique, May 2020

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May 2020

Samsung Claims 5G Speed Record

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced last week it has achieved the industry’s 5G speed record in a lab demonstration that combined 800MHz of mmWave spectrum with MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology.

USDA Announces Second Application Window for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program Funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is opening a second application window for funding under the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program in response to the ongoing pandemic. The agency gained additional funding for the program through the CARES Act. A total of $72 million is available to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities.

TIA Pursues Telecom Supply Chain Security Standards

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is creating new standards designed to enhance telecom supply chain security standards. TIA’s QuEST Forum is leading the effort. The forum has a two-decade-long history of developing standards and programs designed to help improve and protect the quality and integrity of telecommunications supply chains. Team and sub-team roles are open for participation

FCC Announces Plans for COVID-19 Telehealth Fund

Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai announced plans for a new $200 million telehealth program to support health care facilities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding for the program was included in the CARES Act signed into law by President Trump on March 27.



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CBRS Auction Deadlines & Dates Nearing

We are nearing several key dates for CBRS Auction 105. Many of these dates have changed due to Covid-19.

* May 7 - 5:00pm - Short-Form Application
* June 19 - 5:00pm  - Upfront Payments
* July 9 (or sooner) - Bidding Tutorial Available
* By July 15 - 11:00pm - Auction Registration Materials
* July 20 - Mock Auction
* July 23  - Bidding Begins

If you have questions or need more information, contact Finley's wireless expert, Chris Konechne here >>> 

CBRS Auction Webinar 

Earlier this year, Chris also hosted a webinar to better explain CBRS Auction 105 and how it can help service providers meet their expanding broadband goals.  With the auction nearing, this webinar is now on-demand and you can listen in for more details. Or if you'd like more information on fixed wireless, visit our website here >>>


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We attend national and state Telecom and Energy shows throughout the year. If you see us, please stop by and say hello. To view a list of our upcoming shows click HERE


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