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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, May 20, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

AR State Capitol buildingArkansas State Broadband Plan Released

The Governor of Arkansas released a the Arkansas State Broadband Plan, which sets a goal to deploy high-speed broadband to all Arkansas communities with more than 500 residents by 2022. The high-speed broadband would have a rate of 25 megabits per second for download and 3 megabits per second for upload. 

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Topics: rural broadband, broadband, Arkansas State Broadband Plan, Data Collection for Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, May 17, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

dome and flagU.S. Senate to Hold Hearing on the use of Persuasive Technology on Internet Platforms

In a press release,  it was announced that U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will convene a hearing titled, “Optimizing for Engagement: Understanding the Use of Persuasive Technology on Internet Platforms,” on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. 

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Topics: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, machine learning on internet platforms, U.S. Senate Hearing on Persuasive Technology, Communication Network Security Executive Order

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, May 16, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

FTC-2-3FTC Breaks up Robocall Scheme

FTC announces summary judgment against two individuals, approved six settlement agreements involving 11 defendants, and entered a default judgment against the remaining seven defendants, officially ending the massive Pointbreak Media robocall scheme

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Topics: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, FTC Robocall Protections, 5G Spectrum Deployment, robocall schemes

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Rural Broadband w tablet imageFCC Authorizes Funding for First CAF II Auction Winners

The FCC has authorized nearly $111.6 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 37,148 unserved rural homes and businesses in 12 states representing the first wave of support from last year’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction.  Providers will begin receiving funding this month. 

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Topics: broadband, CAF II, FTC Competition and Consumer Protection Hearings

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, May 13, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC's PaiFCC Robocall Summit

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he expects major phone companies to implement SHAKEN/STIR caller ID authentication standards this year, and he will host a summit on July 11, 2019 to examine industry’s progress toward meeting this deadline. The summit will focus on the industry’s implementation of the SHAKEN/STIR caller ID authentication framework and identify any challenges to deployment of the SHAKEN/STIR framework and discuss how best to overcome them. 

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Topics: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, SHAKEN/STIR, caller ID, Robocall Summit, FCC Network Resiliency

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, May 10, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC front doors angle-1FCC Denies 214 Authority to China-Owned Company

As expected, the FCC voted to deny China Mobile USA’s application to provide telecommunications services between the US and foreign destinations.  This is the first instance in which Executive Branch agencies have recommended that the FCC deny a section 214 application due to national security and law enforcement concerns.

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Topics: Spectrum for Mobile Service, California Hearing on Communications Grid, 214 Authority, FCC Toll Free Number Auction

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

NIST logoNIST Releases Privacy Framework Discussion Draft

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a draft  for discussion purposes to promote the development of the NIST Privacy Framework: An Enterprise Risk Management Tool. NIST will use feedback on this discussion draft to develop a preliminary draft of the framework. 

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Topics: Privacy Framework, NIST, One Ring Scammers, Wangiri, National Institute of Standards and Technology

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

newsEngin_20873246_Georgia-Capitol-cropGeorgia Bills Allow Electric or Telephone Cooperatives to Provide Broadband

The first bill allows for electric cooperatives to provide broadband and the second bill allows for telephone cooperatives to do the same.  Both bills allow for financing and certain partnerships for the provision of broadband services.  Both laws became effective upon approval by the Governor, which was April 26, 2019.

 

 

 

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Topics: Rural Broadband Funding, Electric Coops to offer Broadband in Georgia, Telephone Coops to offer Broadband in Georgia, Broadband Internet Access Service for Veterans

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, May 6, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting roomFCC May Open Meeting Agenda

Chairman Ajit Pai announced the agenda for the FCC’s May Open Meeting to be held Thursday, May 9, 2019.  The following items will be considered: Read More
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Topics: TV and FM translator, FCC May Open Meeting Agenda, Video Relay Service Rules, Toll Free Number Auction, Regulatory Fees NPRM, China Mobile USA's Application, Satellite Authorization for Theia

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, May 3, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

rosenworcel-bio-page-09122018FCC’s Rosenworcel Seeks Update on Sale of Location Data

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced she has sent letters to major phone companies to confirm whether they have lived up to their commitments to end location aggregation services. She also has asked phone companies to explain what steps they are taking to safeguard location data that previously was sold to third parties.  Read More
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Topics: FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, 2019 Broadband Deployment Report, Location Data, Broadband Deployment in Indian Country

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