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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Commissioner Simington Says Net Neutrality Likely on Agenda, Florida PSC and FTRI Seek to Improve Services for Speech and Hearing Impaired, Hawaii PUC Further Extends COVID Related Prohibition on Disconnections 

 

simington-bio-pageFCC Commissioner Simington Says Net Neutrality Likely on Agenda  

Addressing the Free State Foundation on Tuesday, FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington lauded the 25th anniversary of the Telcom Act of 1996, though acknowledged ongoing issues facing Congress. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Monday, February 8, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: INCOMPAS Asks FCC to Kick Start Net Neutrality, FCC’s Releases Details Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Roundtable, FCC Seeks Comment on Telehealth Application Metrics, Mississippi Bill Designed to Increase Broadband Connectivity/Accessibility 

 

INCOMPAS logo-1INCOMPAS Asks FCC to Kick Start Net Neutrality 

INCOMPAS, the Internet and Competitive Networks Association, has filed a Petition for Reconsideration with the FCC asking the Commission to reconsider and reverse its decision to uphold the reclassification of broadband Internet access service (BIAS) as a Title I information service. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, February 7, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: Court Declines to Rehear Challenges to FCC Restoring Internet Freedom Order, FCC C-Band Proposal, US House Field Hearing on Rural Broadband

 

court columns-1Court Declines to Rehear Challenges to FCC Restoring Internet Freedom Order 

The US Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit denied petitions for an en banc rehearing of its decision to uphold the FCC’s 2018 Restoring Internet Freedom Order. 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 – Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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court columnsCourt of Appeals Upholds Majority of FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order 

In its decision the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the majority of the FCC’s 2018 Restoring Internet Freedom order with two exceptions.  First, the Court concluded that the FCC’s preemption barring states from imposing more stringent rules or requirements should be vacated. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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dome and flagUS House Passes Save the Internet Act

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement after H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, passed on the floor of the House of Representatives by a vote of 232-190: Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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dome and flagSenators Want to Designate April as National 9-1-1 Education Month

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Burr (R-NC), co-chairs of the Next Generation 911 Caucus, introduced a resolution designating April 2019 as “National 9–1–1 Education Month.”  The resolution also urges governmental officials, parents, teachers, school administrators, caregivers, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the people of the United States to observe the month with appropriate ceremonies, training events, and activities. Among other things, the resolution suggests programs to promote proper use of 9–1–1 could include  (1) public awareness events, including conferences, media outreach, and training activities for parents, teachers, school administrators, other caregivers, and businesses;  (2) educational events in schools and other appropriate venues; and (3) production and distribution of information about the 9–1–1 system designed to educate people of all ages on the importance and proper use of 9–1–1.

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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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UTC LOGOUtilities Technology Council White Paper on 5G

The UTC has released a white paper on the potential impacts of 5G wireless service on electric utilities.  This white paper is intended to frame the issue rather than provide a comprehensive plan or policy approach.  Among other things, it concludes that “the big issues for utilities are cost, reliability and confidence in the supply chain.  It is important to note that the availability and resilience of a communications system is more a feature of network design, operation and maintenance than it is of the technology employed.  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, March 7, 2019

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hearing-room9House Hearings on Net Neutrality

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) announced that the Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on restoring net neutrality protections on Tuesday, March 12, at 10:00 am in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, February 22, 2019

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jnuts_00_us-capitol-dome-at-sunset_yesmydccoolHouse Republicans on Net Neutrality

Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH) and Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sent a letter to Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chair Michael F. Doyle (D-PA) requesting the committee work together to find a bipartisan solution for net neutrality.  Read More

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