Today’s Regulatory Mix: California Announces Historic Broadband Budget Bill, FCC Announces Electronic Filings in the International Bureau Filing System
California Announces Historic Broadband Budget Bill
In May, Governor Gavin. Newsom (D.) released a revised budget proposal that included $7 billion to expand broadband access to underserved communities across the state. On July 12, an agreement with state lawmakers was announced to spend a total of $5.25 billion on broadband expansion in the state.
Today’s Regulatory Mix: 2022 Urban Rate Survey, Existing High-Cost Disbursement Tool Being Retired July 17, Senator Concerned With NTIA Map
2022 Urban Rate Survey
On July 12, 2021, the FCC released a notice that it was sending the 2022 urban rate survey to random fixed services providers. Using December 2020 FCC Form 477 data, the survey is targeting up to 500 urban Census tracts for voice services voice providers and up to 2,000 urban Census tracts for broadband services. Providers serving more than one urban Census tract may receive multiple surveys. It is an online survey only accessible to the selected providers. Responses are due August 20, 2021.
Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC’s Access Stimulation Rules Upheld, President Signs Executive Order Seeking to Restore Net Neutrality Provisions, NCTA Issues Statement Regarding Executive Order Promoting Competition in the American Economy, INCOMPAS Statement on Biden Competition Executive Order FCC’s Access Stimulation Rules Upheld A federal appeals court upheld an FCC order discouraging local telephone service providers that,
Today’s Regulatory Mix: Colorado Data Privacy Law, GAO: FCC Should Query Small Businesses About Broadband Speeds, FCC Releases the Final Agenda for July 13th Open Meeting
Colorado Data Privacy Law
Colorado has joined Virginia and California in passing comprehensive data privacy laws. SB 21-190, which goes into effect on July 1, 2023, will allow people to opt out of the processing sale, and collection of their personal data.
Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Order Extends Comment Period for Space Launch Operations, North Carolina Forms Office of Digital Equity and Literacy FCC Order Extends Comment Period for Space Launch Operations The Office of Engineering and Technology of the FCC released an Order granting a 30-day extension to file comments on the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter of Allocation of Spectrum for Non-Federal Space Launch Operations, ET Docket No. 13-115.
Today’s Regulatory Mix: Pennsylvania Passes Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act, USDA Commits $21 Million for Broadband in Rural New York, WISPA, Charter and Others Urge FCC Against Higher Power CBRS Rules Pennsylvania Passes Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act Governor Tom Wolf (D.) signed the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act into law. House Bill 1621 is intended to improve connectivity across the commonwealth by increasing access to 5G technology, attaching small wireless facilities to
Today’s Regulatory Mix: Allconnect’s Guide to Internet Resources for Native Americans, Georgia Amends ETC Rules, Nevada Governor Approves Bill Creating Grant Program for Broadband Infrastructure Allconnect’s Guide to Internet Resources for Native Americans The first participants began enrolling in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) in mid-May and now exceeds 3 million households. Yet as of July 2, only 75,880 households on Tribal lands have enrolled
Today’s Regulatory Mix: Florida Amends Telephone Solicitation Laws, FCC Releases Second Report on Consumer Call Blocking Tools Florida Amends Telephone Solicitation Laws Governor Ron DeSantis (R.) signed SB 1120 into law, amending Florida law concerning telemarketing. The new law, effective July 1: Requires all sales telephone calls, text messages, and direct-to-voicemail transmissions to have the
Today’s Regulatory Mix: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Legislation; Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Update; FCC Issues Report and Order Addressing 911 Fee Diversion Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Legislation The House Appropriations subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies approved a bill