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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, June 3, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: California PUC Petitions FCC to Reconsider, Legislation Would Set Broadband Services Levels for Federally Supported Programs

 

California PUC Petitions FCC to Reconsider 

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) filed a petition urging the FCC to reconsider its decision in its Second Report and Order, released March 18, 2021, to maintain the presumption of confidentiality for all information contained in the Network Outage Reporting System and Disaster Information Reporting System filings.

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, August 28, 2020

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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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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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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.  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  FCC Proposes Information Sharing of Communication Outages with Other Federal and State Agencies,  FCC Establishes Bidding Procedures for 3.5 GHz Band, FCC Adopts Rules to Auction C-Band Spectrum for 5G Services and Seeks Comment on Bidding Procedures, FCC Wants to Free Up White Space to Increase Broadband Coverage in Rural Areas 

 

network outage shutterstock_1586822953FCC Proposes Information Sharing of Communication Outages with Other Federal and State Agencies 

In a press release, the FCC announced a proposed framework for sharing detailed communications outage information with state and federal agencies to improve their situational awareness, enhance their ability to respond more quickly to outages affecting their communities, and help save lives, while also preserving the confidentiality of this data. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, September 21, 2017

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The_Mix_logo3.pngToday:  NANPA releases new 5XX area code, FCC activates DIRS for Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, FCC Issues Public Notice with 24/7 emergency contact information

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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The_Mix_logo3.pngToday:  Maryland and FirstNet, New York 838 Area Code , FCC Deactivates DIRS for Hurricane Irma  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, September 15, 2017

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The_Mix_logo3.pngToday:  FCC Extends Deadline For Filing Form 396-C, FCC Testifies On Lifeline Program,  Florida Senator Nelson Urges Rebates For Hurricane Victims,  FCC Hurricane Irma Update,  FCC Partial Deactivation of DIRS   Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, September 14, 2017

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The_Mix_logo3.pngToday:  National Preparedness Month, Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Grant Program, FCC Commissioners to Visit Florida, FCC Releases Hurricane Irma Status Report  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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The_Mix_logo3.pngThe Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of telecom related regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Read More

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