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The Regulatory Mix – Monday, October 26, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  FCC’s Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast, USDA Announces Additional Broadband Funding

 

podcast shutterstock_1125707303 [Converted]FCC’s Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the release of the latest episode of her podcast, Broadband Conversations. The podcast was launched over two years ago with the goal of amplifying the voices of women from across the technology, innovation and media sectors. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  Kansas Announces New Broadband Office and New Grants, FCC’s Rosenworcel Releases Second Half of Podcast, FCC E-Rate Funding Announced

 

braodband imageKansas Announces New Broadband Office and New Grants

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order #20-67 to establish the Office of Broadband Development and announced the distribution of nearly $50 million in Connectivity Emergency Response Grant (CERG) funds to underserved communities across Kansas. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, September 17, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  FCC Opens Second E-Rate Funding Window, GAO Report on E-Rate Program Fraud,  US Senate Hearing On Data Privacy Legislation

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 ShutterstockFCC Opens Second E-Rate Funding Window

The FCC announced the opening of a second funding year 2020 filing window to allow schools to request additional E-Rate funding specifically to address increased on-campus bandwidth needs due to COVID-19.  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  US Congress Hearing on 5G, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel’s New “Broadband Conversations” Podcast, FCC’s Pai on Cross Sector Resiliency Forum

 

US-Capitol-Building-Dome-Interior-Photo-Credit-courtesy-of-washington_org_-2-1US Congress Hearing on 5G 

Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the committee will convene a hearing titled, “5G Supply Chain Security: Threats and Solutions,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Monday, February 3, 2020

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BroadbandForBayside04Rosenworcel Releases First “Broadband Conversations” Podcast of 2020 

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the release of the first episode of her podcast, Broadband Conversations, for 2020.  The podcast works to amplify the voices of women working on the front lines of technology, innovation, and media.   

 

To talk in detail about the challenges of making sure broadband reaches rural communities, the Commissioner spoke to Peggy Schaffer, Executive Director of Connect Maine Broadband Authority. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, December 20, 2019

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Cap dome twilightUS Congress Passes Robocalling Bill  

The Senate has passed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act (S. 151) by a simple voice vote.  It now heads to the president, who is expected to sign it into law.   The Act passed the House earlier this month. See the Regulatory Mix dated 12/6/19 

 

Among other things, the Act:  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California Defines Scope of Hearings on T-Mobile/Sprint Merger 

The California PUC has scheduled evidentiary hearings on December 5 and 6, 2019 regarding the proposed Sprint /T-Mobile transaction that is before the PUC.  The PUC is now seeking to determine what impact new agreements between Sprint, T-Mobile, and Dish Networks (DISH) will have on the proposed merger.  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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Rosenworcel photo casual podcastFCC’s Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel announced the release of a special episode of her podcast, Broadband Conversations.  The episode was recorded in front of a live audience and features Congresswoman Sharice Davids and Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer. Both women serve on the Small Business Committee and both have also made history; Davids is the first openly LGBTQ Kansan elected to Congress and one of the first female Native Americans elected to Congress in our nation’s history. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Monday, July 8, 2019

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chairman pai relaxed-1FCC Chairman Proposes New Rules Aimed to Ban Spoofed Texts and Foreign Robocalls

The FCC announced that Chairman Pai has proposed adoption of new rules banning malicious caller ID spoofing of text messages and international calls.  The Commission will vote on these new rules at its August 1, 2019 meeting. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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US-Capitol-Building-Dome-Interior-Photo-Credit-courtesy-of-washington_org_-2-1U.S. Congress Legislation to Protect Health Data

In a recent press release, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced that they introduced new legislation to protect consumers’ private health data. “While recent reports have highlighted how home DNA testing kits and health data tracking apps have given companies access to unprecedented levels of consumer health data, current law does not adequately address the emerging privacy concerns presented by these new technologies.”  Read More

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