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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, September 11, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Connected Care Pilot Program Guidance, the FCC's Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast, USDA Announces Broadband Funding for Rural Tennessee and North Carolina

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FCC Connected Care Pilot Program Guidance

The FCC issued a Public Notice providing additional information and guidance for potential applicants interested in applying for its Connected Care Pilot Program.

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Topics: Updated Report On Tropical Storm Harvey, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Broadband Connections Podcast, USDA Broadband Funding, FCC Connected Care, North Carolina Broadband Funding, Tennesee Broadband Funding

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, September 10, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: The FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for the September Open Meeting, Indiana Authorizes $51 Million In Broadband Funding, US House Committee Passes Telecom Legislation

 

FCC entrance shutterstock-1FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for September Open Meeting

The FCC has announced the tentative agenda for its next Open Meeting scheduled for September 30, 2020.  It includes the following items:

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Topics: telecom legislation, US House Energy and Commerce Committee, Indiana Broadband Funding, FCC September Open Meeting Agenda

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, September 4, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: New York Reminds Consumer to be Alert of Utility Company Calls, Global Telecom Regulators  Release Best Practices for COVID-19 Recovery, FCC Fee Filer is Open for FY 2020 Payments

 

NY state capitolNew York Reminds Consumers to be Alert of Spoofed Utility Company Calls

In a news release, the New York DPS is reminding consumers of a phone scam in which scammers, pretending to be from a utility company, call individuals and threaten to suspend electricity services unless they receive a payment immediately.  Payment has been requested by means of untraceable services such as gift cards, including money transfer apps, including Cash App.

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Topics: Global Best Practices for COVID-19 Recovery, FCC Fee Filer for FY 2020 Payments, New York Alert Re Spoofing Calls

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, September 3, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Proposes Fine for Form 477 Filings, FCC Authorizes CAFII Support for Mississippi Broadband Deployment,  FCC Announces Status of RDOF Applications 

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 Shutterstock-1FCC Proposes Fine for Form 477 Filings

The FCC proposed a $163,912 fine, the maximum amount allowed by law, against Internet service provider Barrier Communications Corporation d/b/a BarrierFree for apparently: (1) reporting inaccurate information that significantly inflated its broadband subscription numbers; (2) failing to file required deployment data; (3) making false statements to FCC investigators; and (4) failing to respond to other inquiries. 

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Topics: Form 477 filings, RDOF, Mississippi Broadband Deployment, FCC Fines for False Form 477 Filings, FCC CAF II Support, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase 1

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

day's Regulatory Mix: The FCC, Department of Health, and Department of Agriculture Team Up for Rural Health, The FTC Signs Antitrust Cooperation Framework with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom

rural healthcareThe FCC, Department of Health, and Department of Agriculture Team Up for Rural Health

The FCC announced that it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Rural Telehealth Initiative, a joint effort to collaborate and share information to address health disparities, resolve service provider challenges, and promote broadband services and technology to rural areas in America. 

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Topics: FTC, Canada, Rural Healthcare, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Department of Agriculture, United Kingdom, Department of Health, FTC Antitrust Cooperation Framework, Australia, New Zealand

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC NANC Meeting on Call Authentication Best Practices, FCC Seeks Comment on Lifeline Waiver Petition

 

2020 FCC SealFCC NANC Meeting on Call Authentication Best Practices

The FCC announced that the next meeting of the North American Numbering Council (NANC), will be held on September 24, 2020.  The meeting will be held via conference call and available to the public. via live feed from the FCC’s web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live

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Topics: NANC meeting, TRACED Act, Call Authentication Best Practices, Lifeline Waiver Petition, NaLA, National Lifeline Association

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, August 31, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: USDA Announces Broadband Funding for Rural Virginia, NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium

 

USDA LogoUSDA Announces Broadband Funding for Rural Virginia

The USDA announced it is investing $9 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Virginia.  In rural Virginia, Scott County Telephone Cooperative will use a $9 million grant to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network to connect 7,496 people, 416 farms, 97 businesses, a fire station, a town hall and two educational facilities to high-speed broadband internet in Scott County.

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Topics: 5G, USDA Broadband Funding for Virginia, NTIA Spectrum Policy, unserved and underserved rural areas in Virginia, national spectrum policy development

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, August 28, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces Communications Status Report for Storms Marco & Laura, FCC Reminds of Deadline for Nominations to Chairman’s Accessibility Awards, Hawaii Further Extends Prohibition On Disconnects/Late Fees During COVID-19

storm clouds for DIRSFCC Announces Communications Status Report for Storms Marco & Laura

In a Public Notice, the FCC released a report on the status of communications services in geographic areas impacted by Tropical Storm Marco and Hurricane Laura as of August 27, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

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Topics: Disaster Information Reporting System, FCC DIRS, Status Report for Storms Marco & Laura, Nominations to Chairman’s Accessibility Awards, Hawaii Disconnects/Late Fees During COVID-19

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FTC Announces New DNC Registry Fees,  FCC Further Extends Temporary Relay Services Waivers, FCC Successfully Concludes 5G Mid-Band Spectrum Auction

 

FTC shutterstock_399778786FTC Announces New DNC Registry Fees

The Federal Trade Commission has announced FY 2021 fees for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do-Not-Call (DNC) Registry.  The new fees become effective October 1, 2020.  Most FY 2021 Registry access fees will increase slightly based on the re-evaluation required by the Do‑Not‑Call Registry Fee Extension Act of 2007. 

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Topics: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Temporary Relay Services Waiver, FTC DNC Registry Fees, 5G Mid-Band Spectrum Auction

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Form 477 Reminder, FCC Activates Disaster Information Reporting System

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 ShutterstockFCC Form 477 Reminder

The FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA) has issued a Public Notice reminding all parties required to file Form 477 that the filing deadline for the Form 477 data as of June 30, 2020 is September 1, 2020.  Entities required to file the Form 477 include: facilities-based providers of broadband connections to end users, providers of wired or fixed wireless local exchange service, providers of interconnected VoIP service, and facilities-based providers of mobile voice service. 

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Topics: FCC Form 477, Disaster Information Reporting System, FCC Activiates DIRS, Form 477 filing deadline

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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, September 11, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Connected Care Pilot Program Guidance, the FCC's Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast, USDA Announces Broadband Funding for Rural Tennessee and North Carolina

FCC entrance shutterstock-1

FCC Connected Care Pilot Program Guidance

The FCC issued a Public Notice providing additional information and guidance for potential applicants interested in applying for its Connected Care Pilot Program.

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Topics: Updated Report On Tropical Storm Harvey, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Broadband Connections Podcast, USDA Broadband Funding, FCC Connected Care, North Carolina Broadband Funding, Tennesee Broadband Funding

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, September 10, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: The FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for the September Open Meeting, Indiana Authorizes $51 Million In Broadband Funding, US House Committee Passes Telecom Legislation

 

FCC entrance shutterstock-1FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for September Open Meeting

The FCC has announced the tentative agenda for its next Open Meeting scheduled for September 30, 2020.  It includes the following items:

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Topics: telecom legislation, US House Energy and Commerce Committee, Indiana Broadband Funding, FCC September Open Meeting Agenda

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, September 4, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: New York Reminds Consumer to be Alert of Utility Company Calls, Global Telecom Regulators  Release Best Practices for COVID-19 Recovery, FCC Fee Filer is Open for FY 2020 Payments

 

NY state capitolNew York Reminds Consumers to be Alert of Spoofed Utility Company Calls

In a news release, the New York DPS is reminding consumers of a phone scam in which scammers, pretending to be from a utility company, call individuals and threaten to suspend electricity services unless they receive a payment immediately.  Payment has been requested by means of untraceable services such as gift cards, including money transfer apps, including Cash App.

Read More
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Topics: Global Best Practices for COVID-19 Recovery, FCC Fee Filer for FY 2020 Payments, New York Alert Re Spoofing Calls

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, September 3, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Proposes Fine for Form 477 Filings, FCC Authorizes CAFII Support for Mississippi Broadband Deployment,  FCC Announces Status of RDOF Applications 

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 Shutterstock-1FCC Proposes Fine for Form 477 Filings

The FCC proposed a $163,912 fine, the maximum amount allowed by law, against Internet service provider Barrier Communications Corporation d/b/a BarrierFree for apparently: (1) reporting inaccurate information that significantly inflated its broadband subscription numbers; (2) failing to file required deployment data; (3) making false statements to FCC investigators; and (4) failing to respond to other inquiries. 

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Topics: Form 477 filings, RDOF, Mississippi Broadband Deployment, FCC Fines for False Form 477 Filings, FCC CAF II Support, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase 1

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

day's Regulatory Mix: The FCC, Department of Health, and Department of Agriculture Team Up for Rural Health, The FTC Signs Antitrust Cooperation Framework with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom

rural healthcareThe FCC, Department of Health, and Department of Agriculture Team Up for Rural Health

The FCC announced that it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Rural Telehealth Initiative, a joint effort to collaborate and share information to address health disparities, resolve service provider challenges, and promote broadband services and technology to rural areas in America. 

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Topics: FTC, Canada, Rural Healthcare, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Department of Agriculture, United Kingdom, Department of Health, FTC Antitrust Cooperation Framework, Australia, New Zealand

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC NANC Meeting on Call Authentication Best Practices, FCC Seeks Comment on Lifeline Waiver Petition

 

2020 FCC SealFCC NANC Meeting on Call Authentication Best Practices

The FCC announced that the next meeting of the North American Numbering Council (NANC), will be held on September 24, 2020.  The meeting will be held via conference call and available to the public. via live feed from the FCC’s web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live

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Topics: NANC meeting, TRACED Act, Call Authentication Best Practices, Lifeline Waiver Petition, NaLA, National Lifeline Association

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, August 31, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: USDA Announces Broadband Funding for Rural Virginia, NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium

 

USDA LogoUSDA Announces Broadband Funding for Rural Virginia

The USDA announced it is investing $9 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Virginia.  In rural Virginia, Scott County Telephone Cooperative will use a $9 million grant to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network to connect 7,496 people, 416 farms, 97 businesses, a fire station, a town hall and two educational facilities to high-speed broadband internet in Scott County.

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Topics: 5G, USDA Broadband Funding for Virginia, NTIA Spectrum Policy, unserved and underserved rural areas in Virginia, national spectrum policy development

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, August 28, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces Communications Status Report for Storms Marco & Laura, FCC Reminds of Deadline for Nominations to Chairman’s Accessibility Awards, Hawaii Further Extends Prohibition On Disconnects/Late Fees During COVID-19

storm clouds for DIRSFCC Announces Communications Status Report for Storms Marco & Laura

In a Public Notice, the FCC released a report on the status of communications services in geographic areas impacted by Tropical Storm Marco and Hurricane Laura as of August 27, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

Read More
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Topics: Disaster Information Reporting System, FCC DIRS, Status Report for Storms Marco & Laura, Nominations to Chairman’s Accessibility Awards, Hawaii Disconnects/Late Fees During COVID-19

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FTC Announces New DNC Registry Fees,  FCC Further Extends Temporary Relay Services Waivers, FCC Successfully Concludes 5G Mid-Band Spectrum Auction

 

FTC shutterstock_399778786FTC Announces New DNC Registry Fees

The Federal Trade Commission has announced FY 2021 fees for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do-Not-Call (DNC) Registry.  The new fees become effective October 1, 2020.  Most FY 2021 Registry access fees will increase slightly based on the re-evaluation required by the Do‑Not‑Call Registry Fee Extension Act of 2007. 

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Topics: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Temporary Relay Services Waiver, FTC DNC Registry Fees, 5G Mid-Band Spectrum Auction

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Form 477 Reminder, FCC Activates Disaster Information Reporting System

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 ShutterstockFCC Form 477 Reminder

The FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA) has issued a Public Notice reminding all parties required to file Form 477 that the filing deadline for the Form 477 data as of June 30, 2020 is September 1, 2020.  Entities required to file the Form 477 include: facilities-based providers of broadband connections to end users, providers of wired or fixed wireless local exchange service, providers of interconnected VoIP service, and facilities-based providers of mobile voice service. 

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Topics: FCC Form 477, Disaster Information Reporting System, FCC Activiates DIRS, Form 477 filing deadline

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