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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, April 1, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for April Open Meeting, FCC’s Rosenworcel Proposes Expanding Access Via Texting to 988 to Reach Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Kentucky Bill Commits Additional Money to Broadband 

 

FCC meeting roomFCC Announces Tentative Agenda for April Open Meeting 

FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the April Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2021: Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, December 17, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  FCC Welcomes Efforts on Wireless Emergency Alert Geo-Targeting, FCC Releases Paper on Positive Impact of Rural Broadband

FCC entrance shutterstock-2FCC Welcomes Efforts on Wireless Emergency Alert Geo-Targeting

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a statement praising the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), a standards organization, for its efforts to improve the geographic accuracy of Wireless Emergency Alerts.  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Monday, July 27, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: NARUC Urges Review Of Intrastate Inmate Calling Rates, New DEPLOY Broadband Act Would Fund Rural Broadband Development, FCC Chairman Announces Progress on Addressing Diameter Network Security Issues

 

 

NARUC logoNARUC Urges Review of Intrastate Inmate Calling Rates

In a press release, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners said it agrees with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on the issue of exorbitant inmate calling rates See the Regulatory Mix dated7/21/20 and is urging its member state commissions to review inmate calling rates in their respective jurisdictions.  NARUC President Presley said in part: Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Authorizes $20 Million for Rural Broadband, FCC Announces Counties With Conditional Forbearance from the Lifeline Voice Obligation, FCC’s Pai Urges States to Address High Intrastate ICS Rates

 

 

barn rural broadbandFCC Authorizes $20 Million for Rural Broadband

The FCC announced over $20 million in funding over ten years to expand rural broadband in Minnesota and Pennsylvania.  Viasat will serve rural locations in Pennsylvania with $19,945,120 in FCC support, and Tribal provider Fond du Lac Communications, Inc. will receive $55,011 to provide gigabit fixed broadband to serve small, isolated communities in Tribal areas in Minnesota. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday May 1, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Chairman Extends Keep Americans Connected Pledge, Federal House Leaders Announce Affordable Broadband Internet Plan, FCC Drops Citation Requirement for Robocallers

FCC Chairman Extends Keep Americans Connected Pledge

pai-bio-page-10242018 (1)FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the extension of his Keep Americans Connected Pledge until June 30, 2020.

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, April 3, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  FCC Chairman Reports on Network Performance During COVID-19, FCC Waives Tariff Rules for Rural Broadband and Phone Providers , FCC Adopts COVID-19 Telehealth Program 

 

 

Ajit Pai speaking shutterstockFCC Chairman Reports on Network Performance During COVID-19   

FCC Chairman Pai announced he had spoken with broadband and telephone service providers and trade association leaders about the state of American communications networks as volume and usage patterns shift during the coronavirus pandemic. 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 – 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 – Friday, October 4, 2019

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FCC meeting room-1FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for October Meeting 

The FCC has announced the tentative agenda for its October 25, 2019 meeting.  The following items are on the tentative agenda: Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, September 5, 2019

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Rosenworcel photo casual podcastFCC’s Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the release of a new episode of her podcast, Broadband Conversations.  The newest episode features NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins. In 2016, Kate spent 115 days in space aboard the International Space Station. She completed two space walks—for a total of almost 13 hours of spacewalk time. She has a doctorate in cancer biology from Stanford University Medical School and was the first person to sequence DNA on space. Listeners will get to hear Kate describe how she became an astronaut, how being “off planet” gave her a new perspective on the world, and what its like working in zero gravity. Read More

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