Today’s Regulatory Mix: New Jersey Established Community Broadband Study Commission, Utah Extends USF Reply Comment Deadline
'Utah Rural Telecom Association' Posts
Today’s Regulatory Mix: Senate Passes Infrastructure Package, Attorneys General Support Implementing STIR/SHAKEN, URTA Supports Utah USF Changes
US Senate Passes Infrastructure Package
The U.S. Senate passed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill today. The package, called the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration. It calls for $550 billion in new federal spending over five years, including $65 billion to expand broadband Internet access.
FirstNet announced that it has increased LTE coverage area for the AT&T network and FirstNet public safety communications platform by more than 50,000 square miles nationwide, covering an additional 1 million individuals. The added LTE coverage is a result of their ongoing network build initiatives to expand and enhance connectivity for consumers and first responders in both urban and rural areas – on both indoor and outdoor sites. Read More
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