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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, February 21, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:   USDA Announces Utah Broadband Grant, US House RESILIENT Networks Act,  US House Hearing on Emergency Communications Solutions

 

USDA LogoUSDA Announces Utah Broadband Grant 

The USDA announced a $23.6 million investment in high-speed broadband infrastructure in Utah. This investment will build an all-fiber network that will serve more than 3,000 farms, businesses and homes spread over more than 400 square miles in rural Duchesne and Uintah counties.

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Topics: US House Energy and Commerce Committee, Communications and Technology Subcommittee, USDA Broadband Grant, Utah Broadband, RESILIENT Networks Act

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, February 20, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Groups File Suit Challenging Maine's Privacy Law, FCC's Carr on 5G Workforce Grant , FCC Releases Updated Data on Broadband Deployment

 

Maine Cap Bldg shutterstock_47997607Groups File Suit Challenging Maine’s Privacy Law 

In 2019, Maine enacted a new law that prohibits Internet service providers (ISPs) from using, disclosing, or selling/permitting access to customer personal information (PI) without consent.  Now, several groups have jointly filed suit challenging that law.

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Topics: Broadband Deployment Data, ISPs, FCC Office of Economics and Analytics, OEA, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, Maine Privacy Law, 5G Workforce Grant

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  CTIA Announces Abandonment of National Emergency Address Database, US Congress First Responder Act, USDA Reconnect Program Workshop, FCC Updates From 499

 

CTIACTIA Announces Abandonment of National Emergency Address Database 

CTIA, through its subsidiary NEAD LLC, announced that the National Emergency Address Database (NEAD) Platform has ceased operation and is no longer available to support wireless providers’ provision of dispatchable location information. 

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Topics: FCC Form 499, CTIA, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, NEAD, First Responder Act, 9-1-1 infrastructure, USDA Reconnect Program, National Emergency Address Database

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  USDA Announces Grants in Illinois and Tennessee, FCC Commissioner Carr Visits North Carolina Events Focused on 5G and Telehealth

 

USDA LogoUSDA Announces Grants in Illinois and Tennessee  

In Illinois, in a press release, the USDA Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an investment of $9 million in four, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 3,744 rural households, 31 businesses, 41 farms and a critical community facility in Tennessee.

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Topics: USDA Rural Broadband Grants, 5G, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, Telehealth, Illinois Broadband, Tennessee Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, February 14, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Authorizes Additional CAF II Support, NARUC 5G Resolutions, US Congress Data Privacy Bill

braodband imageFCC Authorizes Additional CAF II Support 

The FCC announced it has authorized more than $240 million in funding over ten years to expand rural broadband deployment in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, and Wyoming.

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Topics: NARUC, CAF II Support, 5G Resolution, Data Privacy Bill, Data Protection Act, DPA

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, February 13, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Mobility Fund Phase II Coverage Maps, FCC Annual Recordkeeping Reporting Requirements,  FCC SBA National Ombudsman

 

FCC front view-1-1FCC Mobility Fund Phase II Coverage Maps 

The FCC’s Rural Broadband Auctions Task force released a Public Notice proposing to release certain mobile broadband coverage data submitted pursuant to the FCC’s  MF-II Challenge Process Order.  Specifically, the Task Force proposes to release coverage maps showing the 4G LTE coverage of each of the 48 mobile service providers that filed data in response to the Challenge Process Order. 

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Topics: SBA National Ombudsman, Mobility Fund Phase II Coverage Maps, FCC Annual Recordkeeping Reporting, RegFair Boards, U.S. Small Business Administration

Checking In @ The FCC The February Open Meeting

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC entrance shutterstock-1What will the FCC be tackling next?

Chairman Pai’s theme for the February 28, 2020 Open Meeting is “Save the Date” but he also dubbed February as “Spectrum Month,” reflecting the spectrum-heavy agenda the FCC will be considering.  His blog mentions three dates in particular: 

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Topics: FCC NORS, Checking In @ The FCC, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, FCC February Open Meeting , Sharing Outage Information Between Agencies, 3.5GHz Band Auction, Unlicensed White Spaces Device Operations, C-Band Rules and Auction

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FTC Set to Examine Large Tech Acquisitions, Illinois Announces $50 Milling in Broadband Expansion Money, FCC’s Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast Episode 

FTC bldg shuttersockFTC Set to Examine Large Tech Acquisitions 

In a press release, the FTC announced it issued Special Orders to five large technology firms, requiring them to provide information about prior acquisitions not reported to the antitrust agencies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act. 

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Topics: FCC Broadband Conversations Podcast, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FTC Large Tech Acquisitions, Illinois Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  California Department of Justice Releases Modifications to Proposed CCPA Rules, FCC 2021 Budget Request, FCC’s Commissioners On T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

 

CA Capitol_Arial_0296California Department of Justice Releases Modifications to Proposed CCPA Rules 

The California Department of Justice (Department) released an updated notice of modifications on its website listing changes that were made to the proposed regulations regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). 

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Topics: California Consumer Privacy Act, CCPA rules, FCC 2021 Budget, T- Mobile Sprint Merger

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, February 10, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Begins TRACED Act Proceedings,  FCC February Open Meeting, FCC Procedures For $691M Investment in Puerto Rico & USVI Networks, USDA Rural Broadband Grants 

FCC entrance shutterstock-1FCC Begins TRACED Act Proceedings 

The FCC has initiated the first of the rulemakings required by the TRACED Act.  Specifically, it is seeking comment on rules establishing a registration process for a single consortium to conduct private-led efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls. 

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Topics: USDA Rural Broadband Grants, TRACED Act, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, FCC February Open Meeting , Flexible Use of the C-band, C-band Auction Bidding, TV White Spaces, Licenses for the 3.5 GHz Band, Electronic Delivery of Carriage Election Notices, Cable Operator Interests in Video Programming

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