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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, October 14, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressBroadband Mapping Legislation Introduced 

Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) announced a package of legislation aimed at addressing broadband mapping practices and increasing speed standards in rural communities. The legislative package is comprised of two bills that empower communities to improve flawed broadband mapping procedures.

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Topics: Broadband Speed Act, Community Broadband Mapping Act, USDA Rural Utility Service

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, October 11, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

CA Capitol_Arial_0296California Attorney General Releases Proposed CCPA Regulations  

In a press release, the Attorney General of California announced the release of proposed regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  The law mandates that on or before July 1, 2020, the Office of the Attorney General promulgate and adopt implementing regulations for the CCPA.  Comments on the proposed regulations may be submitted by December 6, 2019.  The Attorney General will also hold four public hearings.

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Topics: California Consumer Privacy Act, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, United Kingdom, CCPA, Pennsylvania Federal Broadband Funding, RUDOF

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 10, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

_80679890_laptopinfieldFCC Authorizes $61.8 Million in Funding for Rural Broadband 

The FCC announced it has authorized over $61.8 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to nearly 22,000 unserved rural homes and businesses in 14 states, representing the sixth wave of support from last year’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction.

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The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

CA Cap BldgCalifornia Enacts New Law Adjusting PUC Audit Requirements  

California has enacted a new law that would now require the commission to audit the books and records of each telephone corporation if the utility has over 10,000 customers and would require the commission to review or audit the books and records of the utility if the utility has 10,000 or fewer customers. The bill would require these reviews or audits to be conducted for regulatory purposes, rather than regulatory and tax purposes. 

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Topics: FCC Form 470, FCC 4Q Inflation Adjustment for Cable Operators, California PUC Audit Requirements, FCC Portal for Public Safety and Enterprise

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, October 7, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

ag_barr_and_uk_home_secretary_priti_patel_-68_2U.S. and UK Strike Law Enforcement Data Access Agreement 

In a press release, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the United States and the United Kingdom entered into the world’s first ever Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act) Agreement that will allow American and British law enforcement agencies, with appropriate authorization, to demand electronic data regarding serious crime, including terrorism, child sexual abuse, and cybercrime, directly from tech companies based in the other country, without legal barriers. 

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Topics: Robocall, DOJ, Law Enforcement Data Access Agreement, Pennsylvania Telemarketing Law, United Kingdom, cybercrime, CLOUD Act

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, October 4, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

FCC meeting room-1FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for October Meeting 

The FCC has announced the tentative agenda for its October 25, 2019 meeting.  The following items are on the tentative agenda:

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Topics: rural broadband, FCC October Open Meeting, Revitalizing the 800 MHz Band, Tariff Rules Modernization, 911 fee parity

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 3, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

PA PUC bulidingPennsylvania PUC Recognizes Cybersecurity Awareness Month 

 

In a press release, the Pennsylvania PUC recognized National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that consumers have the resources to stay secure online while increasing national resilience against cyberthreats.

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Topics: FCC Broadband Conversations Podcast, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, PA Cybersecurity Awareness, Podcast

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

FTC bldgFTC Agenda for Workshop on COPPA Rule 


The FTC has released the agenda for a workshop it is holding on October 7, 2019.  The workshop will examine the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule in light of evolving business practices and new technology in the online marketplace.  

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Topics: Net Neutrality, FTC Workshop, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, FCC Restoring Internet Freedom Order, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, COPPA Rule, Children's Online Protection Act

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

court columnsCourt of Appeals Upholds Majority of FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order 

In its decision the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the majority of the FCC’s 2018 Restoring Internet Freedom order with two exceptions.  First, the Court concluded that the FCC’s preemption barring states from imposing more stringent rules or requirements should be vacated.

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Topics: Net Neutrality, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Restoring Internet Freedom Order, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Corporate Responsibility Online

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, September 30, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

KY PSCKentucky TRS Surcharge Proceeding 

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has opened a proceeding to review the TRS fund and to determine whether the TRS surcharge should be adjusted.  Any comments must be filed no later than October 25, 2019.

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Topics: Direct Broadcast Satellite Service, DBS Rules, Consumer Protection Legislation, TRS Surcharges

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