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The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Seeks Comments about 911 Fee Diversion Rules, Senators Collins and Rosen Introduce Broadband Legislation

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 Shutterstock-1FCC Seeks Comments About 911 Fee Diversion Rules 

The Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act of 2020 (the Act) was enacted in December of this past year.  Section 902 of the Act directs the FCC to adopt rules to discourage states and jurisdictions from redirecting 911 fees.

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Topics: American Broadband Buildout Act, ABBA, 911 Fee Diversion Rules

The Regulatory Mix -Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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Today's Regulatory Mix: Arkansas to Allow Municipal Broadband, California Net Neutrality Injunction Denied, FCC Extends Form 477 March 1st Filing Deadline, House Energy and Commerce GOP Members Urge FCC  to Defend Free Speech and Freedom of the Press 

state of Arkansas SealArkansas to Allow Municipal Broadband 

In an ongoing effort to bridge the digital divide, a new law permits Arkansas municipalities to offer broadband as well as voice, data, video and wireless service.  Governor Asa Hutchinson signed the bill on February 4, 2020, amending the Telecommunications Regulatory Reform Act of 2013.  Previously, such services could only be provided by cable or telephone companies.  

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Topics: FCC Form 477, California Net Neutrality, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Arkansas Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Today's Regulatory Mix: California Defends Net Neutrality Law, FCC's Rosenworcel Circulates Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Report and Order. INCOMPAS, NTCA and WIA Call for Affordable Universal Access

 

800px-Seal_of_Florida.svgCalifornia Defends Net Neutrality Law

The Department of Justice withdrew its lawsuit earlier this month to a California net neutrality law earlier that was initiated under the Trump Administration.  However, the litigation continues as a number of internet service providers continue to challenge the legislation.

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Topics: INCOMPAS, California Net Neutrality, Roundtable on Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, NTCA, WIA

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, February 22, 2021

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Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Rules Regarding the TCPA and Government Callers or Government Contractors, FCC Commissioner Starks Delivers Remarks at The Tribal Government E-Commerce Conference

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 ShutterstockFCC Rules Regarding the TCPA and Government Callers or Government Contractors  

According to a ruling released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), state government callers, like federal government callers, are not ‘‘persons’’ under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  These government callers are not required to obtain the prior express consent of called parties. 

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Topics: TCPA, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Commissioner Simington Says Net Neutrality Likely on Agenda, Florida PSC and FTRI Seek to Improve Services for Speech and Hearing Impaired, Hawaii PUC Further Extends COVID Related Prohibition on Disconnections 

 

simington-bio-pageFCC Commissioner Simington Says Net Neutrality Likely on Agenda  

Addressing the Free State Foundation on Tuesday, FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington lauded the 25th anniversary of the Telcom Act of 1996, though acknowledged ongoing issues facing Congress.

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Topics: Net Neutrality, FCC Commissioner Simington, Florida PSC, FTRI, Hawaii PUC, COVID Related Prohibition on Disconnections

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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Today's Regulatory Mix: Energy and Commerce GOP Leaders Unveil the “Boosting Broadband Connectivity” Agenda, FCC Commissioner Carr Praises House Committee’s Broadband Connectivity Agenda,  NARUC Resolution: Scrutinize RDOF Winners 

 

winter us cap dome shutterstock-3Energy and Commerce GOP Leaders Unveil the “Boosting Broadband Connectivity” Agenda 

House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Republican Subcommittee Leader for Communications and Technology Bob Latta (R-OH) issued the following statement on a comprehensive package of 28 bills

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Topics: NARUC Resolutions, FCC Commissioner Carr, US House Energy and Commerce Committee, RDOF

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, February 11, 2021

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Today's Regulatory Mix: Georgia Governor Announces Broadband Partnership, Minnesota PUC Issues Public Notice to RDOF Winners

 

newsEngin_20873246_Georgia-Capitol-cropGeorgia Governor Announces Broadband Partnership 

In an effort to bring broadband access to unserved areas of Georgia, Governor Kemp announced that Central Georgia EMC and Southern Rivers Energy will form a new partnership with Conexon to provide high-speed internet to 80,000 homes and businesses in 18 middle Georgia counties.

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Topics: Georgia Broadband, Minnesota RDOF Winners

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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Today's Regulatory Mix: DOJ Drops Challenge to California's Net Neutrality Rules, PG&E Sells Its License Agreements

 

doj-reversal-2011-decision-696x290DOJ Drops Challenge to California’s Net Neutrality Rules 

On Monday, the Justice Department dropped its 2018 lawsuit challenging California’s state net neutrality rules. The litigation was initiated when California adopted its own net neutrality rules following the FCC’s 2017 repeal of federal regulations prohibiting internet service providers from speed throttling, site and app blocking, and paid fast lanes.

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Topics: California Net Neutrality, Department of Justice, DOJ, UMFUS, Transmission Tower Wireless Licenses

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, February 8, 2021

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Today's Regulatory Mix: INCOMPAS Asks FCC to Kick Start Net Neutrality, FCC's Releases Details Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Roundtable, FCC Seeks Comment on Telehealth Application Metrics, Mississippi Bill Designed to Increase Broadband Connectivity/Accessibility 

 

INCOMPAS logo-1INCOMPAS Asks FCC to Kick Start Net Neutrality 

INCOMPAS, the Internet and Competitive Networks Association, has filed a Petition for Reconsideration with the FCC asking the Commission to reconsider and reverse its decision to uphold the reclassification of broadband Internet access service (BIAS) as a Title I information service.

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Topics: Net Neutrality, INCOMPAS, Roundtable on Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, FCC Telehealth Application, Mississippi Broadband

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The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, February 25, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Seeks Comments about 911 Fee Diversion Rules, Senators Collins and Rosen Introduce Broadband Legislation

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 Shutterstock-1FCC Seeks Comments About 911 Fee Diversion Rules 

The Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act of 2020 (the Act) was enacted in December of this past year.  Section 902 of the Act directs the FCC to adopt rules to discourage states and jurisdictions from redirecting 911 fees.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: American Broadband Buildout Act, ABBA, 911 Fee Diversion Rules

The Regulatory Mix -Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: Arkansas to Allow Municipal Broadband, California Net Neutrality Injunction Denied, FCC Extends Form 477 March 1st Filing Deadline, House Energy and Commerce GOP Members Urge FCC  to Defend Free Speech and Freedom of the Press 

state of Arkansas SealArkansas to Allow Municipal Broadband 

In an ongoing effort to bridge the digital divide, a new law permits Arkansas municipalities to offer broadband as well as voice, data, video and wireless service.  Governor Asa Hutchinson signed the bill on February 4, 2020, amending the Telecommunications Regulatory Reform Act of 2013.  Previously, such services could only be provided by cable or telephone companies.  

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: FCC Form 477, California Net Neutrality, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Arkansas Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: California Defends Net Neutrality Law, FCC's Rosenworcel Circulates Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Report and Order. INCOMPAS, NTCA and WIA Call for Affordable Universal Access

 

800px-Seal_of_Florida.svgCalifornia Defends Net Neutrality Law

The Department of Justice withdrew its lawsuit earlier this month to a California net neutrality law earlier that was initiated under the Trump Administration.  However, the litigation continues as a number of internet service providers continue to challenge the legislation.

Read More
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Topics: INCOMPAS, California Net Neutrality, Roundtable on Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, NTCA, WIA

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, February 22, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Rules Regarding the TCPA and Government Callers or Government Contractors, FCC Commissioner Starks Delivers Remarks at The Tribal Government E-Commerce Conference

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 ShutterstockFCC Rules Regarding the TCPA and Government Callers or Government Contractors  

According to a ruling released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), state government callers, like federal government callers, are not ‘‘persons’’ under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  These government callers are not required to obtain the prior express consent of called parties. 

Read More
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Topics: TCPA, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Commissioner Simington Says Net Neutrality Likely on Agenda, Florida PSC and FTRI Seek to Improve Services for Speech and Hearing Impaired, Hawaii PUC Further Extends COVID Related Prohibition on Disconnections 

 

simington-bio-pageFCC Commissioner Simington Says Net Neutrality Likely on Agenda  

Addressing the Free State Foundation on Tuesday, FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington lauded the 25th anniversary of the Telcom Act of 1996, though acknowledged ongoing issues facing Congress.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: Net Neutrality, FCC Commissioner Simington, Florida PSC, FTRI, Hawaii PUC, COVID Related Prohibition on Disconnections

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: Energy and Commerce GOP Leaders Unveil the “Boosting Broadband Connectivity” Agenda, FCC Commissioner Carr Praises House Committee’s Broadband Connectivity Agenda,  NARUC Resolution: Scrutinize RDOF Winners 

 

winter us cap dome shutterstock-3Energy and Commerce GOP Leaders Unveil the “Boosting Broadband Connectivity” Agenda 

House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Republican Subcommittee Leader for Communications and Technology Bob Latta (R-OH) issued the following statement on a comprehensive package of 28 bills

Read More
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Topics: NARUC Resolutions, FCC Commissioner Carr, US House Energy and Commerce Committee, RDOF

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, February 11, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: Georgia Governor Announces Broadband Partnership, Minnesota PUC Issues Public Notice to RDOF Winners

 

newsEngin_20873246_Georgia-Capitol-cropGeorgia Governor Announces Broadband Partnership 

In an effort to bring broadband access to unserved areas of Georgia, Governor Kemp announced that Central Georgia EMC and Southern Rivers Energy will form a new partnership with Conexon to provide high-speed internet to 80,000 homes and businesses in 18 middle Georgia counties.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: Georgia Broadband, Minnesota RDOF Winners

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: DOJ Drops Challenge to California's Net Neutrality Rules, PG&E Sells Its License Agreements

 

doj-reversal-2011-decision-696x290DOJ Drops Challenge to California’s Net Neutrality Rules 

On Monday, the Justice Department dropped its 2018 lawsuit challenging California’s state net neutrality rules. The litigation was initiated when California adopted its own net neutrality rules following the FCC’s 2017 repeal of federal regulations prohibiting internet service providers from speed throttling, site and app blocking, and paid fast lanes.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: California Net Neutrality, Department of Justice, DOJ, UMFUS, Transmission Tower Wireless Licenses

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, February 8, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: INCOMPAS Asks FCC to Kick Start Net Neutrality, FCC's Releases Details Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Roundtable, FCC Seeks Comment on Telehealth Application Metrics, Mississippi Bill Designed to Increase Broadband Connectivity/Accessibility 

 

INCOMPAS logo-1INCOMPAS Asks FCC to Kick Start Net Neutrality 

INCOMPAS, the Internet and Competitive Networks Association, has filed a Petition for Reconsideration with the FCC asking the Commission to reconsider and reverse its decision to uphold the reclassification of broadband Internet access service (BIAS) as a Title I information service.

Read More
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Topics: Net Neutrality, INCOMPAS, Roundtable on Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, FCC Telehealth Application, Mississippi Broadband

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