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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  Congress Urges FCC and FTC Stop To Work on Controversial Items in Light of Election Results,  Senate Commerce Committee To Mark Up Several Telecom Bills

 

US-Capitol-Building-Dome-Interior-Photo-Credit-courtesy-of-washington_org_Congress Urges FCC and FTC Stop to Work on Controversial Items in Light of Election Results 

House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders wrote to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons asking that the two commissions stop work on all partisan or controversial items currently under consideration in light of the results of last week’s presidential election. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday May 8, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: Senate Commerce Committee Introduces Data Privacy Bill; Announces Hearing on Current State of Broadband and Will Examine FCC Initiatives, United States Partners with Czech Republic on Secure 5G Development

Senate Commerce Committee Introduces Data Privacy Bill; Announces Hearing on Current State of Broadband and Will Examine FCC Initiatives

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First the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee announced the introduction of a new data privacy bill, titled the COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act. The legislation would provide all Americans with more transparency, choice, and control over the collection and use of their personal health, device, geolocation, and proximity data. The bill would also hold businesses accountable to consumers if they use personal data to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Regulatory Mix – Monday, December 9, 2019

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FCC meeting roomFCC December Open Meeting 

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the final agenda for the FCC’s December 12, 2019, Open Meeting.  It includes the following items: 

  • VoIP Symmetry – An Order on Remand and Declaratory Ruling that would promote continued investment in IP-based networks by clarifying that a local exchange carrier partnering with a VoIP provider may assess end office switched access charges only if the carrier or its VoIP partner provides a physical connection to the last-mile facilities used to serve the end user. Read More
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