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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, August 19, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: Alaska Commission Seeks Reply Comments in Review of State USF, NTIA Releases 5G Listening Report

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, August 6, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: Colorado Gives Commission Authority Over Penal Communications Services,  Senate Still Working Infrastructure Bill,  Senator Thune Proposes FCC Over NTIA  Colorado Gives Commission Authority Over Penal Communications Services  Colorado Governor signed House Bill 21-1201 (HB1201) into law giving the Colorado Public Utility Commission (PUC) regulatory authority over Penal Communications Service Providers (PCSP). PCSPs are classified as a public utility under

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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC’s Final Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Procedures Announced, FTC Merger Review Process to be Adjusted due to Increase in Merger Filings, NTIA’s Minority Communities Grant Program Window Opens 

FCC’s Final Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Procedures Announced 

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) has released final Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program Procedure, Cost Catalog, and Replacement List. 

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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 – Friday, February 26, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Adopts Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for March Open Meeting, USTelecom Broadband Providers Send Letter to White Regarding Supply Chain for Semiconductor Chips

 

FCC entrance shutterstock-2FCC Adopts Emergency Broadband Benefit Program 

On February 25, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously adopted the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (Program).  The Program is a $3.2 billion federal initiative to provide qualifying households discounts on their internet service bills with the ability to receive a discount on a computer or tablet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, October 8, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  USDA Rural Broadband Grants In Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin, FCC Biennial Report On CVAA, NTIA Digital Inclusion Webpage

 

USDA LogoUSDA Rural Broadband Grants In Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin

The USDA announced three new broadband grants.  In Arkansas, the USDA will invest $11.8 million to allow three providers to offer broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Arkansas. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Monday, March 9, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  Joint Agency Report on Broadband Deployment, FCC to Consider STIR/SHAKEN Implementation Rules

 

barn rural broadbandJoint Agency Report on Broadband Deployment 

The US. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has submitted the JOINT REPORT in response to SECTION 6212 of the 2018 FARM BILL to Congress.  This report summarizes how USDA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are working together to deploy broadband to rural areas. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Monday, January 27, 2020

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US Cap PA Ave dusk  shutterstock-1Congress Requests GAO Report on Spectrum Management  

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) sent a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) urging it to conduct an updated review of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) federal spectrum management processes. Pallone and Walden asked GAO to consider as part of its review how federal spectrum users interact with NTIA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), how the NTIA and FCC interact with each other, and the recent federal spectrum management process breakdowns.    Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California PUC Announces New President

The California PUC announced its new President, Marybel Batjer.  President Batjer replaces former CPUC President, Michael Picker, who retired from the CPUC after serving as President since 2014. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, April 12, 2019

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us-capitol-building-and-congressUS Senate Digital Equity Act

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), is the lead sponsor of new legislation aimed at closing the growing digital divide in communities across the country. The Digital Equity Act of 2019 creates new federal investments targeted toward a diverse array of projects at the state and local level that promote “digital equity”— a concept defined by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance as the “condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy and economy.”  Read More

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