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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  FCC Confirms That Community Use of E-Rate-Support Wi-Fi Networks is Permitted, FCC’s Carr Praises Internet Providers’ New Plans for Low-Income and Student Access, US Congress Secure 5G and Beyond and Broadband DATA Act

 

FCC entrance shutterstockFCC Confirms That Community Use Of E-Rate-Supported Wi-Fi Networks Is Permitted 

The FCC confirmed that schools and libraries that are closed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak that they are permitted to allow the general public to use E-Rate-supported Wi-Fi networks while on the school’s campus or library property. Specifically, libraries may offer access to E-Rate funded services on their premises as well as services that are Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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US-Capitol-Building-Dome-Interior-Photo-Credit-courtesy-of-washington_org_US Congress Broadband Mapping Bills 

The House of Representatives passed two bipartisan broadband mapping bills by voice vote. H.R. 4227, the “Mapping Accuracy Promotion Services Act” or the “MAPS Act,” specifies that it is unlawful for a person to willfully, knowingly, or recklessly submit inaccurate broadband service data.    H.R. 4229, the “Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act” or the “Broadband DATA Act,” requires the FCC to issue new rules to require the collection and dissemination of granular broadband availability data and to establish a process to verify the accuracy of such data, and more.  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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USDA LogoUSDA Awards over $40 Million in Missouri, Iowa 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it has invested $41.6 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for rural households and farms in Missouri and Southern Iowa. This is one of many funding announcements in the first round of USDA’s Reconnect Pilot Program investments. Read More

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