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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 Financials Improve; Tracfone Buy Questioned

As Democratic senators raised concerns on Verizon's buying Tracfone, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said Wednesday during a quarterly call the deal remains on track to close late this year. Vestberg said Verizon is returning to near pre-pandemic activity at its…Subscribe to Read >>

Adelstein Eyes 5G Via US Spending; Simington Has FCC Tech Cautions

Wireless has a big role to play in infrastructure building and looks like it will be part of bipartisan legislation, Wireless Infrastructure Association President Jonathan Adelstein told a Media Institute virtual event. "Fiber-only” may be “well-intentioned” but would “crash on…Subscribe to Read >>

ORAN Order on Tap for Aug. 5 FCC Meeting

Commissioners will vote on a follow-up open radio access network order at their Aug. 5 meeting, acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel told the FCC ORAN showcase. Commissioners will decide on designating Boston and Raleigh as innovation zones for testing 5G and…Subscribe to Read >>

60 GHz Waiver NPRM Appears Headed to 4-0 FCC Nod

FCC commissioners are expected to OK a draft NPRM 4-0 on Tuesday proposing revised rules and “expanded operational flexibility” for unlicensed sensors in the 57-64 GHz band. This 60 GHz NPRM hasn’t been controversial and there has been relatively little…Subscribe to Read >>

Wi-Fi Advocates Not Concerned DC Circuit Will Reverse 5.9 GHz Order

Opponents of the FCC’s order reallocating the 5.9 GHz band raise a novel issue in a spectrum fight at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit -- whether the FCC violated a law requiring the allocation of spectrum…Subscribe to Read >>