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Biography for Howard Buskirk

Howard Buskirk, Executive Senior Editor, joined Warren Communications News in 2004, after covering Capitol Hill for Telecommunications Reports. He has covered Washington since 1993 and was formerly executive editor at Energy Business Watch, editor at Gas Daily and managing editor at Natural Gas Week. Previous to that, he was a staff reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Greenville News. Follow Buskirk on Twitter: @hbuskirk

Recent Articles by Howard Buskirk

Verizon Sees DSS as Key to 5G; T-Mobile Touts Its Spectrum Depth

Verizon is betting big on dynamic spectrum sharing technology, which allows 5G to run simultaneously with 4G on multiple spectrum bands, Chief Technology Officer Kyle Malady said at the GSMA/CTIA Thrive virtual conference Wednesday. Malady also stressed the importance of…Subscribe to Read >>

Pai Says Benefits of 5.9 GHz for Wi-Fi Will Come Quickly

The potential for the 5.9 GHz band to give Wi-Fi and auto safety a major boost as the pandemic continues has been proven, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and other speakers said during a WifiForward virtual event Wednesday. The event came…Subscribe to Read >>

Low-Band Spectrum Helping AT&T Grow Customer Base, CEO Says

AT&T reported mostly positive Q3 results Thursday, adding wireless subscribers as revenue beat Wall Street estimates. Among negatives, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll and the entertainment unit is struggling. AT&T shares closed 5.9% higher Thursday at $28.29…Subscribe to Read >>

Verizon Takes 5G National, Still Committed to High-Band Spectrum

Verizon is starting to fully deploy 5G and now covers more than 200 million people in the U.S., as broadband phone connections increased, said CEO Hans Vestberg said on a Q3 call Wednesday. it's the first of the major U.S…Subscribe to Read >>

Industry, Not DOD, Should Be Entrusted With Building 5G, Pai Says

5G should be built by industry, not government, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said at the 6G Symposium Tuesday. The agency may need to consider a 2G sunset, he said. The world is in early stages of 5G, but it will…Subscribe to Read >>