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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday May 21, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Releases Tentative Agenda for June Open Meeting; Will Vote on Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction Procedures

FCC Releases Tentative Agenda for June Open Meeting; Will Vote on Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction Procedures

5G image for blogsThe FCC has released a tentative agenda for its June 9, 2020, Open Meeting.  Some of the items include:

  • Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Final Auction Procedures – The Commission will consider a Public Notice that would establish procedures for the Phase I auction) of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (Auction 904), awarding up to $16 billion in support over 10 years for deployment of broadband services in unserved areas.  
  • State/Local Approval of Wireless Equipment Modifications – The Commission will consider a Declaratory Ruling and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would clarify, and seek comment on changes to, the Commission’s rules implementing section 6409(a) of the Spectrum Act of 2012 in order to accelerate the deployment of communications infrastructure by facilitating the upgrade of existing sites for 5G networks. 

 

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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TX capitolc_1024Texas Caller ID Spoofing Legislation

A new law in Texas will make Caller ID spoofing a Class A misdemeanor but contains exceptions for providers that are merely transmitting telephone or VoIP calls.  Providers will also not be liable for spoofing that occurs due to the configuration of a service feature at the request of a customer, as a result of the conduct necessary to provide or configure service, or from acting in accordance with other law.  The new law becomes effective September 1, 2019.  Inteserra Briefing Service subscribers see Briefing dated 7/2/19. Read More

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FCC Broadband and Competition Report

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negotiation-of-agreementsWhat has changed in the Form 477 process or timing?

The FCC’s Form 477 is designed to gather location-specific information about the availability of broadband access across the United States. The same report is also used to track the geographic penetration of competitive options for local services, including traditional landline voice services, VoIP and wireless.  This data is gathered from all providers of these services twice a year. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Today: FCC Calls for Waiver of Wireless Bills in Areas Affected by Hurricane Michael, FTC Will Release Consumer Complaint Data Read More

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911 Fees? It’s Complicated . . .

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TMI_Logo.pngHow much should you be collecting from your users for 911? Who do you send the collected fees too? How often? And can you withhold any of the collected fees to help recover your administrative costs? Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, May 5, 2016

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The_Mix_logo3.png The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Briefing. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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FCC Acts on Wireless Issues

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At its November 19, 2015, Open Meeting, the FCC adopted orders relating to the hearing aid compatibility (HAC) of wireless phones and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). The orders are aimed at ensuring greater access to wireless communications services and handset devices for the tens of millions of Americans with hearing loss and strengthening the existing Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system.

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