A Fresh Look at the 5.9 GHz Band

It’s time for the FCC to take a fresh look at the 5.9 GHz band.  After two decades and millions of dollars in wasted government subsidies, the Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) experiment in the 5.9 GHz band has clearly failed.  The growth of Wi-Fi over the last two decades and the potential of this spectrum…

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Enough is Enough: Techlatino and NHLA Letter to Dish TV CEO Charlie Ergen

  Mr. Charlie Ergen Chairman DISH Network 9601 South Meridian Boulevard Englewood, CO 80112 Dear Mr. Ergen, On August 9th, we wrote a letter to DISH Network requesting a meeting to discuss DISH’s commitment and involvement in the U.S. Latino community.  The letter was a follow up to email, letter, and social media exchanges DISH…

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“Free Our Airwaves” by Jose Marquez, CEO @techLatino.

TechLatino strives to empower the Latino community. Because Latinos are among the highest consumers of mobile technology, we have devoted significant attention to next-generation wireless initiatives. The ultimate goal is fifth-generation (“5G”) connectivity. Much of our recent focus has been on infrastructure.  However, wireless connectivity cannot function without another core ingredient: spectrum.  What is spectrum?…

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TechLatino's Statement on DISH Stops Carrying Univision at this Important Time.

Over the weekend, DISH Network stopped carrying Univision’s networks and stations over a contract dispute. This is outrageous, especially as Univision offered a two-week extension so that DISH’s customers could continue receiving popular and important Spanish-language programming, including news about the crisis at the border while the companies continued negotiations. DISH even went as far…

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Oculus TV is now available: VR gets its own streaming-TV hub

Facebook promised to make VR a lot more social back in May when the $199 Oculus Go debuted, announcing a handful of new apps to bring people together while goggled in. Oculus Venues, a live event viewing platform that mixes large crowds of virtual avatars and streaming video, was the first. Oculus TV is the second, and it’s now available…

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TechLatino applauds Senators Thune and Schatz

TechLatino applauds Senators Thune and Schatz for working on bipartisan legislation to streamline next-generation wireless deployment critical to our future and economic outlook. This bill introduction provides a strong starting point to make it easier to provide more advanced wireless to more communities. Thune-Schatz expands both consumer and job opportunities not only in the Senators’…

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What Happens to Sprint if the T-Mobile Deal Fails?

What’s happening now? After multiple failed attempts at merging, the number three and four wireless carriers have reached a deal wherein Sprint shareholders receive 0.10256 shares of T-Mobile for each Sprint share or 9.75 Sprint shares for each T-Mobile share. That puts Sprint’s enterprise value at $59 billion, and the value of the combined company…

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Guest Blogger Jan Rabney: What is 5G? The Next Generation of Wireless, Explained

Every decade or so, the wireless industry rolls out a new cellular  communications standard that can transmit more data more quickly. Already under development is the next round, called “5G” because it’s the fifth major generation of these standards for encoding and transmitting data over radio waves. The first generation, retroactively called 1G, was a…

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