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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, July 23, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: California Legislation Would Revamp Lifeline Program, FCC Commissioner Carr Praises FAIR Contributions Act   California Legislation Would Revamp Lifeline Program  The Senate Committee on Appropriations meets Aug. 16 to vote on a bill that would require the California Public Utilities Commission (Commission), before March 1, 2022, to update its LifeLine program rules and modify the recertification process so that it “minimizes barriers to LifeLine subscriber recertification and reduces the burden

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The Regulatory Mix – Monday, July 12, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC’s Access Stimulation Rules Upheld, President Signs Executive Order Seeking to Restore Net Neutrality Provisions, NCTA Issues Statement Regarding Executive Order Promoting Competition in the American Economy,  INCOMPAS Statement on Biden Competition Executive Order   FCC’s Access Stimulation Rules Upheld  A federal appeals court upheld an FCC order discouraging local telephone service providers that,

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: $40 Billion BRIDGE Act Introduced, Commissioner Carr Praises Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen America’s National Security, FCC to Open Portal for Institutions to Alert the Enforcement Bureau About Robocall and Spoofing Campaigns,  Landline Phone Use to See a 2.25 Percent Savings on Monthly Bills in Georgia 

$40 Billion BRIDGE Act Introduced 

Senators Michael Bennet (D., Colo.), Angus King (I., Maine), and Rob Portman (R., Ohio) announced the introduction of the Broadband Reform and Investment to Drive Growth in the Economy (BRIDGE) Act. 

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, May 27, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: California Adopts New Resiliency Rules for Wireline Providers, Commissioner Carr Calls for Big-Tech to Pay Fair Share, FCC to Hold Showcase for Open Radio Access Network Solutions on June 29th

 

California Adopts New Resiliency Rules for Wireline Providers

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted new resiliency rules for facilities-based wireline telecommunications providers, including interconnected VoIP providers, (Wireline Providers) to help ensure access to vital communications during natural disasters and power outages.  Inteserra Briefing Service subscribers see Briefing dated 5/24/21 .

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, March 5, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Commissioner Carr Visits Mississippi, FCT Acts Against a Second VoIP Service Provider for Facilitating Illegal Telemarketing Robocalls

FCC Commissioner Brendan CarrFCC Commissioner Carr Visits Mississippi 

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr was in Mississippi recently for a series of events focusing on workforce development and infrastructure build-out, telehealth and classroom connectivity.  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, August 13, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: Court Upholds Most of FCC’s Small Cell Orders, FCC Responds to Congress on COVID-19 Robocalls

 

court columns-1Court Upholds Most of FCC’s Small Cell Orders

 

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the FCC’s 2018 Small Cell Orders (Inteserra Briefing Service subscribers see Briefings dated 8/22/18 and 10/24/18,) with the exception of the provision dealing with the authority of local governments in the area of aesthetic regulations. The panel vacated the portions of the order requiring that aesthetic regulations be “no more burdensome” than requirements applied to other infrastructure deployment, and the FCC’s requirement that all local aesthetic regulations be “objective,” and remanded them to the FCC. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  Groups File Suit Challenging Maine’s Privacy Law, FCC’s Carr on 5G Workforce Grant , FCC Releases Updated Data on Broadband Deployment

 

Maine Cap Bldg shutterstock_47997607Groups File Suit Challenging Maine’s Privacy Law 

In 2019, Maine enacted a new law that prohibits Internet service providers (ISPs) from using, disclosing, or selling/permitting access to customer personal information (PI) without consent.  Now, several groups have jointly filed suit challenging that law. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  USDA Announces Grants in Illinois and Tennessee, FCC Commissioner Carr Visits North Carolina Events Focused on 5G and Telehealth

 

USDA LogoUSDA Announces Grants in Illinois and Tennessee  

In Illinois, in a press release, the USDA Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an investment of $9 million in four, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 3,744 rural households, 31 businesses, 41 farms and a critical community facility in Tennessee. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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FTC bldgFTC Agenda for Workshop on COPPA Rule 

The FTC has released the agenda for a workshop it is holding on October 7, 2019.  The workshop will examine the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule in light of evolving business practices and new technology in the online marketplace.   Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, July 25, 2019

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Dome and flag US CapUS House Passes Stopping Bad Robocalls Act

The US House of Representatives yesterday passed the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, HR 3375, by a sweeping 429-3 vote.  In response to the passage of the bill, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Bob Latta (R-OH) released the following statement: “Today, the House of Representatives voted to restore Americans’ confidence in the telephone system and put consumers back in charge of their phones.  Read More

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