Today's Regulatory Mix: California Opens Proceeding To Consider Regulation of Inmate Calling Service Rates, USDA Announces Additional Broadband Funding
California Opens Proceeding To Consider Regulation of Inmate Calling Service Rates
The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has opened a proceeding to consider whether, and if so how, it should regulate the rates, terms, and conditions of telecommunications services provided to incarcerated people in California.
USDA Broadband Grants,
California Inmate Calling Service Rates,
Today's Regulatory Mix: USDA Announces Broadband Funding for Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Montana and South Dakota, FCC Signs Memorandum of Understanding for 5G Networks
USDA Announces Broadband Funding for Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and South Dakota
The USDA announced over $66 million in new ReConnect broadband funding in five states.
In Idaho, USDA announced two investments. Midvale Telephone Company will use a $5.4 million ReConnect grant and $5.4 million ReConnect loan
access to landline service,
USDA’s ReConnect program,
South Dakota Broadband,
USDA Broadband Grants,
FCC on 5G Networks
Today's Regulatory Mix: USDA Rural Broadband Grants in Tennessee, DOD Announces $600 Million for 5G Experimentation and Testing at Five Installations, Virginia Allocates $30 Million in CARES Act Funding to Fast-Track Broadband Projects
DOD Announces $600 Million for 5G Experimentation and Testing at Five Installations
The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced $600 million in awards for 5G experimentation and testing at five U.S. military test sites, representing the largest full-scale 5G tests for dual-use applications in the world.
USDA Broadband Grants,
DOD 5G Experimentation and Testing,
Virginia CARES Act Funding
Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Adopts New Rules To Increase Use Of 4.9 GHz Spectrum Band, USDA Rural Broadband Grant In Indiana, FCC Announces Agenda for October Open Meeting
FCC Adopts New Rules To Increase Use Of 4.9 GHz Spectrum Band
The FCC adopted rules permitting expanded use of 50 megahertz of mid-band spectrum in the 4.9 GHz (4940-4990 MHz) band that is currently underused. Under the new rules, states are allowed to lease this spectrum to third parties to boost wireless broadband, improve critical infrastructure monitoring, and facilitate public safety use cases.
USDA Rural Broadband Grants,
FCC Open Meeting for October,
4.9 GHz Spectrum Band Rules,
There has been a lot of talk lately about Section 230 of the Communications Act in the news. This section gives protection to interactive computer services for their content moderation practices. In July 2020, the NTIA filed a petition with the FCC seeking new rules regarding the scope and applicability of Section 230.
The SAFE DATA Act
Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces September Agenda, US House Telecom Legislation, FTC Data Security Workshop for Small Businesses
FCC Announces September Agenda
The FCC announced the final agenda for its for its September Open Meeting scheduled for September 30, 2020.
US House of Representatives,
US House of Representatives Telecom Legislation,
Today's Regulatory Mix: Broadband Report Released from the US Telecom Broadband Association, USDA Broadband Funding in South Carolina
New Broadband Report Released
New research by USTelecom—The Broadband Association shows the decreasing cost and increasing value of broadband service in the United States between 2015-2020. Using FCC and other public data, the research assesses recent trends in residential fixed broadband pricing and reveals during the 2015-2020 period, there were substantial reductions in price for both the most popular and highest-speed broadband internet services and significant improvements in overall broadband speeds.
USDA Broadband Funding for South Carolina,
US Telecom Broadband Association
Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Connected Care Pilot Program Guidance, the FCC's Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast, USDA Announces Broadband Funding for Rural Tennessee and North Carolina
FCC Connected Care Pilot Program Guidance
The FCC issued a Public Notice providing additional information and guidance for potential applicants interested in applying for its Connected Care Pilot Program.
Updated Report On Tropical Storm Harvey,
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel,
Broadband Connections Podcast,
USDA Broadband Funding,
FCC Connected Care,
North Carolina Broadband Funding,
Tennesee Broadband Funding
Today's Regulatory Mix: New York Reminds Consumer to be Alert of Utility Company Calls, Global Telecom Regulators Release Best Practices for COVID-19 Recovery, FCC Fee Filer is Open for FY 2020 Payments
New York Reminds Consumers to be Alert of Spoofed Utility Company Calls
In a news release, the New York DPS is reminding consumers of a phone scam in which scammers, pretending to be from a utility company, call individuals and threaten to suspend electricity services unless they receive a payment immediately. Payment has been requested by means of untraceable services such as gift cards, including money transfer apps, including Cash App.
Global Best Practices for COVID-19 Recovery,
FCC Fee Filer for FY 2020 Payments,
New York Alert Re Spoofing Calls
day's Regulatory Mix: The FCC, Department of Health, and Department of Agriculture Team Up for Rural Health, The FTC Signs Antitrust Cooperation Framework with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom
The FCC, Department of Health, and Department of Agriculture Team Up for Rural Health
The FCC announced that it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Rural Telehealth Initiative, a joint effort to collaborate and share information to address health disparities, resolve service provider challenges, and promote broadband services and technology to rural areas in America.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai,
Department of Agriculture,
Department of Health,
FTC Antitrust Cooperation Framework,