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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: California Delays Deadline for Voice Data Requests, FCC Round 2 of COVID-19 Telehealth Program, FCC Extends Comment Deadlines for 12 GHz NPRM

 

220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California Delays Deadline for Voice Data Request to June 1st  

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has extended the deadline for its Voice Data Request to June 1st. The Broadband data request deadline was previously extended to June 1st by the CPUC earlier this month.

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Topics: FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program, California Voice Data Requests, 12GHz

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 29, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC's Rosenworcel Highlights Significant Strides in Collection of Broadband Deployment Data, CRTC Issues Record Penalty of $75,000 in Anti-Spam Violation, US House Committee on Energy and Commerce Leaders Call on Internet Providers to Raise Awareness of Emergency Broadband Benefit 

 

rosenworcel-bio-page-09122018FCC's Rosenworcel Highlights Significant Strides in Collection of Broadband Deployment Data  

Acting FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel responded to Senators from the Committee on Energy and Commerce inquiring about the collection of broadband deployment data.  In her March 22, 2021 letter, Rosenworcel acknowledged the challenge facing the Commission

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Topics: Broadband Deployment Data, FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, CRTC Penalty

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, March 26, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: California Extends Moratorium on Disconnect for Non-Payment and Imposition of Late Fees, FCC Announces Effective Date of New Broadcast Media Internet Rules, FCC Seeks comment on Wireless Service Providers' Safety Measures

 

220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California Extends Moratorium on Disconnects for Non-Payment and Imposition of Late Fees 

The Executive Director of the Public Utilities Commission of California (PUC) has extended Resolution M-4848 which prohibits communications service providers from disconnecting voice services for non-payment

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Topics: California Moratorium on Disconnects, FCC Broadcast Media Internet Rules, Wireless Service Providers' Safety Measures

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, March 25, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Reports on 911 Over Wi-Fi, NENA and Nation's 911 Leaders Call for Changes in US House 9-1-1 Funding Bill, USAC is Notified of FCC Review and Approval Procedures for 2021 Schools and Libraries Funding PIA 

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 ShutterstockFCC Reports on 911 Over Wi-Fi 

The Federal Communications Commission submitted a report to Congress indicating that Wi-Fi could be used to expand emergency services – eventually.

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Topics: 911, USAC, NENA, LIFT America Act, 2021 Schools and Libraries Funding PIA, 911 Over Wi-Fi

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Proposed Rulemaking Supporting IP-based TRS, FCC Opens Consumer Broadband Reporting Site, North Carolina Agrees VoIP Not Subject to Commission's Jurisdiction for ETC

 

2020 FCC SealFCC Proposed Rulemaking Supporting IP-based TRS 

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)seeks comment to its proposed contribution rules associated with the federal Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Fund. The FCC is proposing to expand the TRS Fund contribution base

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Topics: ETCs, IP-based TRS Rulemaking, FCC Consumer Broadband Site, North Carolina VoIP

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 22, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: California 2021 Broadband Data Collection Deadline Delayed,  FCC Seeks Comment on Mid-Band Spectrum Auction, Wisconsin PSC Awards $28.4 Million in Broadband Expansion Grants

 

220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California 2021 Broadband Data Collection Deadline Delayed 

Based on feedback from Broadband providers and the difficulties many are experiencing in using the required 2020 Census Blocks, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has pushed their Broadband Data Collection due date to June 1st.

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Topics: Mid-Band Spectrum, California Broadband Data, Wisconsin Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, March 18, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Levies Record Fine Against Telemarketers: $225 Million,  FCC Adopts Framework to Share Outage Information with State, Federal, And Tribal Nation Agencies, FCC Proposes to Further Strengthen Emergency Alerting 

 

fine_0-600x432-1FCC Levies Record Fine Against Telemarketers: $225 Million 

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) levied the largest fine in FCC history - $225 million - against telemarketers John C. Spiller and Jakob A. Mears.  According to the FCC’s Forfeiture Order,

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Topics: FCC Emergency Alert System, DIRS, NORS, FCC Fines, Illegal Telemarketing Robocalls

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces ELAP Window for Connect America Fund Phase II Recipients, FCC's Rosenworcel A Running Start on New Broadband Maps, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau Announces Updated Text-to-911 Certification and Readiness Form and Registry Update to Facilitate Real-Time Text 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 ShutterstockFCC Announces ELAP Window for Connect America Fund Phase II Recipients 

The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission announced the opening of the Eligible Locations Adjustment Process (ELAP) filing window for Connect America Fund (CAF). 

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Topics: FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Connect America Fund Phase II, Broadband Maps, FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, ELAP, CAF II Recipients, Text-to-911 Certification

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Posted by Ann-Marie Kemp

Today's Regulatory Mix: Rogers Announces Plan to Purchase Shaw in $16 Billion Canadian Merger, US Legislators Introduce Accessible Affordable Internet for All Act 

 

C--Users-jennifer-Desktop-Flag_of_CanadaRogers Announces Plan to Purchase Shaw in $16 Billion Canadian Merger 

Two of Canada’s top telecommunications companies have announced plans to merge. Rogers Communications announced its plan to acquire rival Shaw Communications for approximately $16 billion (C$26B).

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Topics: Accessible Affordable Internet for All, Canadian Telecom Mergers

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, March 12, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Releases List of Equipment and Services Posing a Threat to National Security, FCC’s Rosenworcel Welcomes Passage of Legislation that Would Create $7.1 Billion Emergency Connectivity Fund for Remote Learning, US House Energy and Commerce Committee Members Insist on Transparency and Accountability in Letters to Facebook, Google, and Twitter 

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 Shutterstock-1FCC Releases List of Equipment and Services Posing a Threat to National Security

Consistent with requirements in the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019, the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau today released a list of communications equipment and services that have been deemed a threat to national security.

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Topics: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, National Security, FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, Emergency Connectivity Fund for Remote Learning

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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: California Delays Deadline for Voice Data Requests, FCC Round 2 of COVID-19 Telehealth Program, FCC Extends Comment Deadlines for 12 GHz NPRM

 

220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California Delays Deadline for Voice Data Request to June 1st  

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has extended the deadline for its Voice Data Request to June 1st. The Broadband data request deadline was previously extended to June 1st by the CPUC earlier this month.

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Topics: FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program, California Voice Data Requests, 12GHz

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 29, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC's Rosenworcel Highlights Significant Strides in Collection of Broadband Deployment Data, CRTC Issues Record Penalty of $75,000 in Anti-Spam Violation, US House Committee on Energy and Commerce Leaders Call on Internet Providers to Raise Awareness of Emergency Broadband Benefit 

 

rosenworcel-bio-page-09122018FCC's Rosenworcel Highlights Significant Strides in Collection of Broadband Deployment Data  

Acting FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel responded to Senators from the Committee on Energy and Commerce inquiring about the collection of broadband deployment data.  In her March 22, 2021 letter, Rosenworcel acknowledged the challenge facing the Commission

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Topics: Broadband Deployment Data, FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, CRTC Penalty

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, March 26, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: California Extends Moratorium on Disconnect for Non-Payment and Imposition of Late Fees, FCC Announces Effective Date of New Broadcast Media Internet Rules, FCC Seeks comment on Wireless Service Providers' Safety Measures

 

220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California Extends Moratorium on Disconnects for Non-Payment and Imposition of Late Fees 

The Executive Director of the Public Utilities Commission of California (PUC) has extended Resolution M-4848 which prohibits communications service providers from disconnecting voice services for non-payment

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Topics: California Moratorium on Disconnects, FCC Broadcast Media Internet Rules, Wireless Service Providers' Safety Measures

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, March 25, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Reports on 911 Over Wi-Fi, NENA and Nation's 911 Leaders Call for Changes in US House 9-1-1 Funding Bill, USAC is Notified of FCC Review and Approval Procedures for 2021 Schools and Libraries Funding PIA 

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 ShutterstockFCC Reports on 911 Over Wi-Fi 

The Federal Communications Commission submitted a report to Congress indicating that Wi-Fi could be used to expand emergency services – eventually.

Read More
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Topics: 911, USAC, NENA, LIFT America Act, 2021 Schools and Libraries Funding PIA, 911 Over Wi-Fi

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Proposed Rulemaking Supporting IP-based TRS, FCC Opens Consumer Broadband Reporting Site, North Carolina Agrees VoIP Not Subject to Commission's Jurisdiction for ETC

 

2020 FCC SealFCC Proposed Rulemaking Supporting IP-based TRS 

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)seeks comment to its proposed contribution rules associated with the federal Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Fund. The FCC is proposing to expand the TRS Fund contribution base

Read More
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Topics: ETCs, IP-based TRS Rulemaking, FCC Consumer Broadband Site, North Carolina VoIP

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 22, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: California 2021 Broadband Data Collection Deadline Delayed,  FCC Seeks Comment on Mid-Band Spectrum Auction, Wisconsin PSC Awards $28.4 Million in Broadband Expansion Grants

 

220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California 2021 Broadband Data Collection Deadline Delayed 

Based on feedback from Broadband providers and the difficulties many are experiencing in using the required 2020 Census Blocks, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has pushed their Broadband Data Collection due date to June 1st.

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Topics: Mid-Band Spectrum, California Broadband Data, Wisconsin Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, March 18, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Levies Record Fine Against Telemarketers: $225 Million,  FCC Adopts Framework to Share Outage Information with State, Federal, And Tribal Nation Agencies, FCC Proposes to Further Strengthen Emergency Alerting 

 

fine_0-600x432-1FCC Levies Record Fine Against Telemarketers: $225 Million 

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) levied the largest fine in FCC history - $225 million - against telemarketers John C. Spiller and Jakob A. Mears.  According to the FCC’s Forfeiture Order,

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Topics: FCC Emergency Alert System, DIRS, NORS, FCC Fines, Illegal Telemarketing Robocalls

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces ELAP Window for Connect America Fund Phase II Recipients, FCC's Rosenworcel A Running Start on New Broadband Maps, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau Announces Updated Text-to-911 Certification and Readiness Form and Registry Update to Facilitate Real-Time Text 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 ShutterstockFCC Announces ELAP Window for Connect America Fund Phase II Recipients 

The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission announced the opening of the Eligible Locations Adjustment Process (ELAP) filing window for Connect America Fund (CAF). 

Read More
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Topics: FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Connect America Fund Phase II, Broadband Maps, FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, ELAP, CAF II Recipients, Text-to-911 Certification

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Posted by Ann-Marie Kemp

Today's Regulatory Mix: Rogers Announces Plan to Purchase Shaw in $16 Billion Canadian Merger, US Legislators Introduce Accessible Affordable Internet for All Act 

 

C--Users-jennifer-Desktop-Flag_of_CanadaRogers Announces Plan to Purchase Shaw in $16 Billion Canadian Merger 

Two of Canada’s top telecommunications companies have announced plans to merge. Rogers Communications announced its plan to acquire rival Shaw Communications for approximately $16 billion (C$26B).

Read More
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Topics: Accessible Affordable Internet for All, Canadian Telecom Mergers

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, March 12, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Releases List of Equipment and Services Posing a Threat to National Security, FCC’s Rosenworcel Welcomes Passage of Legislation that Would Create $7.1 Billion Emergency Connectivity Fund for Remote Learning, US House Energy and Commerce Committee Members Insist on Transparency and Accountability in Letters to Facebook, Google, and Twitter 

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 Shutterstock-1FCC Releases List of Equipment and Services Posing a Threat to National Security

Consistent with requirements in the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019, the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau today released a list of communications equipment and services that have been deemed a threat to national security.

Read More
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Topics: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, National Security, FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, Emergency Connectivity Fund for Remote Learning