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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 – Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  FCC Adopts New Rules To Increase Use Of 4.9 GHz Spectrum Band, USDA Rural Broadband Grant In Indiana, FCC Announces Agenda for October Open Meeting

 

2020 FCC SealFCC Adopts New Rules To Increase Use Of 4.9 GHz Spectrum Band

The FCC adopted rules permitting expanded use of 50 megahertz of mid-band spectrum in the 4.9 GHz (4940-4990 MHz) band that is currently underused.  Under the new rules, states are allowed to lease this spectrum to third parties to boost wireless broadband, improve critical infrastructure monitoring, and facilitate public safety use cases. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, February 28, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Begins Collecting Data on Huawei and ZTE Equipment and Services,  FCC and FTC Commissioners Announce Hearing on 5G, Privacy, and AI, USDA Announces Texas Broadband Grant 

 

FCC entrance shutterstock-1FCC Begins Collecting Data on Huawei and ZTE Equipment and Services 

The FCC issued a Public Notice announcing the process by which Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETCs) must report the extent to which their networks contain or use potentially prohibited equipment or services provided by Huawei Technologies Company (Huawei), ZTE Corporation (ZTE), or their subsidiaries, parents, or affiliates, and the costs associated with removing such equipment and replacing it with equivalent equipment. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  USDA Announces Grants in Illinois and Tennessee, FCC Commissioner Carr Visits North Carolina Events Focused on 5G and Telehealth

 

USDA LogoUSDA Announces Grants in Illinois and Tennessee  

In Illinois, in a press release, the USDA Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an investment of $9 million in four, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 3,744 rural households, 31 businesses, 41 farms and a critical community facility in Tennessee. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Monday, February 10, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  FCC Begins TRACED Act Proceedings,  FCC February Open Meeting, FCC Procedures For $691M Investment in Puerto Rico & USVI Networks, USDA Rural Broadband Grants 

FCC entrance shutterstock-1FCC Begins TRACED Act Proceedings 

The FCC has initiated the first of the rulemakings required by the TRACED Act.  Specifically, it is seeking comment on rules establishing a registration process for a single consortium to conduct private-led efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls.  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  FCC Robocall Traceback Efforts, USDA Rural Broadband Grants and  USDA ReConnect Program Application Window and Webinar

 

FCC entrance shutterstockFCC Robocall Traceback Efforts

The FCC announced that its Enforcement Bureau sent letters to seven gateway service providers asking for their support in tracking down the originators of illegal spoofed foreign robocalls. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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FCC meeting room-1FCC May Open Meeting Agenda

Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the FCC’s May Open Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2019: Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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Today:  Oklahoma OUSF, VoIP and Broadband, Pennsylvania Competition Rulemaking, USDA Rural Broadband Grant Program Read More

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