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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, March 20, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Announces More Companies Signed on to the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, FCC Issues Consumer Advisory On COVID-19 Scams, FCC Guidance On Non-US Banks Letters of Credit 

 

FCC entrance shutterstock-1FCC Announces More Companies Signed on to the Keep Americans Connected Pledge 

 

The FCC announced that 205 additional broadband and phone service providers have taken the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, bringing the total number of companies to 390. By taking the Pledge, each of these companies has committed for the next 60 days to (1) not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;

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Topics: USAC, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, Keep Americans Connected Pledge

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Grants TRS Waivers in Light of COVID-19, FCC Waives E-Rate and RHC Gift Rules, FTC Outlines Response to COVID-19 

 

FCC logo-1FCC Grants TRS Waivers in Light of COVID-19 

The FCC has granted Telecommunications Relay Service providers temporary waivers to better enable American Sign Language interpreters to work from home in order to maintain relay services during the current coronavirus pandemic for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind, or have a speech disability. 

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Topics: TRS, FTC, FCC E-Rate, COVID-19, RHC Gift Rules

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Announces More Companies Signed on to the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, FCC Rural Health Care Funding to Help With COVID-19, FCC Releases Form 477 Data 

 

FCC front view-1FCC Announces More Companies Signed on to the Keep Americans Connected Pledge 

The FCC announced that 116 more broadband and telephone service providers have taken his Keep Americans Connected Pledge.  This means that 185 companies in total have now taken the Pledge.

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Topics: fcc form 477 data, FCC Rural Health Care Program, COVID-19, Keep Americans Connected Pledge

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 16, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Launches Keep Americans Connected Pledge, FCC E-Rate Filing Window Extended; Funding Caps Increased, Mississippi Charges Three Companies With No-Call Violations 

FCC entrance shutterstock-1FCC Launches Keep Americans Connected Pledge 

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that multiple companies and trade associations had taken the “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” The pledge reads as follows:  

Given the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on American society, [[Company Name]] pledges for the next 60 days to:

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Topics: FCC E-Rate, FCC E-Rate Funding Cap, Mississippi No-Call Violations, Americans Connected Pledge

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, March 13, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Bill to Protect American Networks from Suspect Foreign Equipment Becomes Law, FCC Responds to COVID-19, FCC Concludes Auction 103

 

winter us cap dome shutterstock-2Bill to Protect American Networks From Suspect Foreign Equipment Becomes Law 

The President signed into law the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act (H.R. 4998) into law to help secure America’s telecommunications supply chain.  The bipartisan bill: 

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Topics: Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act, FCC Auction 103, COVID-19

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, March 12, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC and FTC Commissioners Postpone 5G Hearing, California Publishes Second Set of Modifications to CCPA Regulations, USDA ReConnect Application Deadline Extended

 

public hearing shutterstock_1292651659FCC and FTC Commissioners Postpone 5G Hearing Due to COVID-19

In a press release, the FCC and FTC Commissioners announced that they are postponing their field hearing on 5G technology and big data, which was scheduled to take place on Monday, March 16, at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan, because of the danger posed to travelers and field hearing attendees by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

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Topics: USDA Reconnect Program, broadband connectivity, FCC 5G Hearing, California CCPA, Consumer Privacy Act Regulations

Checking in @ The FCC - The March 2020 Open Meeting

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Chairman Pai’s theme for the March 31, 2020 Open Meeting is “Robocall Relief Springs Forward.” He explains saying: “This past weekend, Americans across the country lost time that they're never getting back, had their sleep disrupted, and complained about this injustice.  No, I'm not talking about springing our clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time. I'm talking about one of the few constants of American life that are even worse: unwanted robocalls.

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Topics: #CheckingIn@TheFCC, STIR/SHAKEN, Detariffing Telephone Access charges, robocall mitigation, Presubscribed Interexchange Carrier Charge, Subcriber Line Charge, Special Access Surcharge, non-IP caller ID authentication

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Announces Tentative March 2020 Meeting Agenda, Kansas Adopts KUSF Administrative Penalties for Changing Report Elections, Michigan Enacts Bill Amending Lifeline Law

 

FCC meeting room-1-1FCC Announces Tentative March Open Meeting Agenda 

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released the tentative agenda for the FCC’s March 31, 2020, Open Meeting.  The following items will be considered:

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Topics: FCC March Open Meeting, STIR/SHAKEN, Program Carriage Rules, Michigan Lifeline Law, Detariffing Telephone Access charges, Distributed Transmission System Rules, KUSF Administrative Penalties

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Ohio Announces New Broadband Office, FCC Releases Voice Telephone Services Status Report

 

_80679890_laptopinfieldOhio Announces New Broadband Office 

Governor Mike DeWine announced the creation of BroadbandOhio, an office dedicated to improving access to high-speed internet across Ohio.  Establishing an office committed to increasing high-speed internet access across the state was a pillar of the Ohio Broadband Strategy that was released in December 2019.

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Topics: fcc form 477 data, Interconnected VoIP, OEA, Voice Telephone Services Report, over-the-top, BroadbandOhio, Local Competition Report, OTT

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 9, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Joint Agency Report on Broadband Deployment, FCC to Consider STIR/SHAKEN Implementation Rules

 

barn rural broadbandJoint Agency Report on Broadband Deployment 

The US. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has submitted the JOINT REPORT in response to SECTION 6212 of the 2018 FARM BILL to Congress.  This report summarizes how USDA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are working together to deploy broadband to rural areas.

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Topics: FCC, NTIA, broadband deployment, USDA, Rural Broadband Deployment, TRACED Act, STIR/SHAKEN

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