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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC’s Final Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Procedures Announced, FTC Merger Review Process to be Adjusted due to Increase in Merger Filings, NTIA’s Minority Communities Grant Program Window Opens 

FCC’s Final Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Procedures Announced 

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) has released final Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program Procedure, Cost Catalog, and Replacement List. 

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Includes $65 Billion For Broadband,  Federal Data Privacy Legislation Introduced,  NLAD Enhancements 

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Includes $65 Billion For Broadband 

The White House and the bipartisan group of senators who have been working on the bipartisan infrastructure framework unveiled last month announced a final agreement on the details of the package. The Senate voted 67-32 to take the first procedural step toward debating the measure supported by all 48 Democrats, two independents and 17 Republicans on this first procedural vote.

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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: Senator Amy Klobuchar Encouraged About Broadband Talks, Maine Approved First Round of Broadband Infrastructure Grants, Virginia Establishes New E-988 Surcharges and Increases Wireless E-911 Surcharges

 

Senator Klobuchar Encouraged About Broadband Talks

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar indicated a bipartisan deal on expanding broadband infrastructure looked “very promising.”  Her comments followed a recent meeting between Vice President Harris and bipartisan members of the Congress. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, October 9, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: USDA Rural Broadband Grants in Tennessee, DOD Announces $600 Million for 5G Experimentation and Testing at Five Installations, Virginia Allocates $30 Million in CARES Act Funding to Fast-Track Broadband Projects

 

5G from shutterstock_1341108944DOD Announces $600 Million for 5G Experimentation and Testing at Five Installations

The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced $600 million in awards for 5G experimentation and testing at five U.S. military test sites, representing the largest full-scale 5G tests for dual-use applications in the world. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday May 12, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: Senator Introduces National Broadband Plan Bill, FTC Seeks Comment on Health Data Breach Rule, Representatives Introduce Universal Broadband Act

Senator Introduces National Broadband Plan Bill 

Washington, DC at the Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial during spring.Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, announced the National Broadband Plan for the Future Act, legislation that instructs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update the National Broadband Plan, as well as study how the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way Americans live, learn, and work online.

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday May 1, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Chairman Extends Keep Americans Connected Pledge, Federal House Leaders Announce Affordable Broadband Internet Plan, FCC Drops Citation Requirement for Robocallers

FCC Chairman Extends Keep Americans Connected Pledge

pai-bio-page-10242018 (1)FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the extension of his Keep Americans Connected Pledge until June 30, 2020.

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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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FCC entrance shutterstockFCC Advisory on Lifeline Usage Rule 

The FCC’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued an Advisory alerting Lifeline carriers, beneficiaries, and the public about carrier failures to comply with the Lifeline program usage rule.  The rule applies when an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) offers Lifeline service that does not require it to assess and collect a monthly fee from its subscribers. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Monday, August 26, 2019

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FCC ShieldFCC Proposed Fines Against Three WISPs for Interference

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau announced proposed fines related to devices that apparently caused interference to the Federal Aviation Administration’s terminal doppler weather radar station in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The Enforcement Bureau proposed three separate $25,000 fines against wireless Internet service providers Boom Solutions, Integra Wireless, and WinPR. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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FL PSC shield imageFlorida PSC Releases Report on Status of Competition

The Florida PSC released a report showing that more Florida consumers are choosing cutting edge communications technologies while landline phones continue to disappear. 

“Many Florida consumers now live in wireless only homes and use wireless and broadband services,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham. “As the pace for technological innovation quickens, companies are investing in advanced technologies that best serve the diverse needs of today’s consumers, while also boosting Florida’s economic growth.” Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Monday, June 10, 2019

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FCC front doors angle-1FCC Authorizes Connect America Fund Phase II Auction Support for 856 Winning Bids

The FCC announced that it has authorized $166.8 million in funding to expand broadband over the next decade to unserved rural homes and businesses in 22 states, representing the second wave of support from last year’s successful Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II auction. Providers will begin receiving funding this month. Read More

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