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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, August 20, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  California Opens Small LEC Areas to CLEC Competition, USDA Announces Funding For Rural Broadband in Missouri

 

220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California Opens Small LEC Areas to CLEC Competition

The Public Utilities Commission of California (PUC) has opened the service territories of 13 Small Local Exchange Carriers (Small LECs) to wireline competition from CLECs.  CLECs seeking to compete in the service territories of the Small LECs must satisfy a modified version of the current local competition rules applicable to CLECs.  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday August 6, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: USDA Announces Funding for Oklahoma Broadband, FCC Eliminates Three Legacy TRS Rules, FCC Issues Ruling On Inmate Calling Service (ICS) Rates

 

USDA LogoUSDA Announces Funding for Oklahoma Broadband

The USDA announced it is investing more than $29 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Oklahoma.  Specifically: Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, April 10, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  USDA Implements Measures to Help Rural Telecoms, FCC Extends Comment Deadlines for 2020 Communications Marketplace Report

 

USDA LogoUSDA Implements Measures to Help Rural Telecoms

The USDA Rural Development released a list of actions it has taken to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.  This includes several actions designed to assist rural utilities. 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 – Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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IA Cap BldgIowa Governor Touts Report Highlighting K-12 Broadband Access 

 

In a press release, Governor Reynolds announced that Iowa’s classrooms are more connected today than ever before. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, February 7, 2019

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NECA logoNECA ‘s Proposed  2019 Modification of Average Schedule Formulas

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau is seeking comment on the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc.’s (NECA) proposed modification of average schedule formulas.  NECA proposes to revise the formulas for average schedule interstate settlement disbursements in connection with the provision of interstate access services for the period beginning July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, January 11, 2018

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The_Mix_logo3.png Today: USDA Task Force Report on Rural Broadband Deployment, US House Broadband Principles, US House Hearing on IOT  Read More

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