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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

Access Stimulation Order - Part 2

Posted by Carey Roesel

Seinfeld Reservation Screen-Shot-2014-11-04-at-9_53_46-AMOn Thursday the FCC adopted, with some modifications to the “triggers”, the draft Order on access stimulation. As I indicated in my earlier blog (Draft Access Stimulation Order -- Big Net with Big Consequences? dated 9/16/19), there were number of problems with the FCC’s proposed solution to the arbitrage issue.

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Topics: Access Arbitrage, Access Stimulation

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, September 27, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

OHIO odot_logoOhio Releases Statewide Broadband Report 


InnovateOhio, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), issued a statewide broadband access report.  The report is a compilation of responses the state received to the broadband request for information (RFI) as well as individual stakeholder interviews.  

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Topics: Supply Chain Legislation, Spectrum Sharing, Ohio Broadband Report, SHARE, InnovateOhio

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, September 26, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

DyLQMV-VAAA-vMK-1FCC Addresses Access Stimulation 

At its Open Meeting this morning, the FCC voted to adopt a Report and Order aimed at combatting what it characterizes as “wasteful arbitrage schemes that exploit the system of intercarrier compensation between local and long-distance providers, and indirectly cost consumers an estimated $60 million to $80 million annually.”  The order reduces the financial incentives for carriers to engage in these schemes by requiring that the access-stimulating local phone company, rather than the long-distance company, be financially responsible for covering the cost of incoming traffic.  

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Topics: Access Stimulation, Broadband Networks in Puerto Rico, Broadband Networks in U.S. Virgin Islands, 3.5GHZ Auction

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

house and senate bldgsHouse Committee Supply Chain Legislation Introduced  

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), Reps. Doris Matsui (D-CA), and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) introduced HR4459, the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act,

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Topics: National Lifeline Verifier, Supply Chain Legislation, Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act, NLEV

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

IIowa Cap Domeowa Broadband Grant Applications Now Being Accepted - New Broadband Map Released

In a press release the Governor of Iowa announced that the application window for the Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program has officially opened, making $5 million dollars in grant funds available for communication service providers who expand high-speed Internet service into unserved areas in Iowa.   The application window will be open from Sept. 20, 2019 through Oct. 18, 2019.

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Topics: FCC Regulatory Fee Filing Window, Iowa Broadband Grants, Broadband Map, Lifeline violations

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, September 23, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

One_Civic_Center_Plaza,_NE_cornerColorado Releases Annual 911 Report

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has released its 2018-2019 Report on the State of 911 Services in Colorado.  The is the second report the PUC has released thus far. Read More
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Topics: NG911, robocalling, FCC Consumer Advisory Committee, 911 services

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, September 20, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

 

FCC meeting room-1FCC September Open Meeting

The FCC announced the final agenda for its September 26, 2019 Open Meeting. The following items are on the agenda:

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Topics: FCC Commissioner O'Rielly, Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund, Direct Broadcast Satellite Service, Access Arbitrage, 3.5 GHz Auction Procedures, 9-1-1 Fee Diversion, Broadcast Applications Rules

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