oday's Regulatory Mix: FCC Releases Public Notice Identifying All Long-Form RDOF Applicants, FCC Announces Broadband Task Force, FCC Seeks Comment on Proposals to Modify Supply Chain
FCC Releases Public Notice Identifying All Long-Form RDOF Applicants
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a Public Notice identifying all 417 applicants for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase 1 that submitted their long-form application. The FCC also released a Long-Form Applicants Spreadsheet listing winning bidders, number of census blocks, state, number of locations and total support amounts. Where winning bidders assigned bids to an applicant or pro forma name changes were made, they have been identified.
FCC Announces Broadband Task Force
The FCC announced the formation of a task force dedicated to improving broadband data and mapping tools. The new task force will be chaired by Jean Kiddo and will be comprised of multi-agency teams, including the Office of Economics and Analytics, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Wireline Competition Bureau, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, International Bureau, Office of Engineering and Technology, and Office of the Managing Director. “The Broadband Data Task Force will lead a cross-agency effort to collect detailed data and develop more precise maps about broadband availability,” said Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel.
FCC Seeks Comment on Proposals to Modify Supply Chain
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the Commission has voted to seek comment on several proposals to modify its Secure and Trusted Network Reimbursement Program rules to help protect the safety and security of U.S. communications networks. The proposals seek to modify these rules to align with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which appropriated $1.895 billion to remove, replace, and dispose of communications equipment and services that pose a national security threat. Today’s Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would help expedite removal of harmful equipment and services from our nation’s communications networks.
The Regulatory Mix, Inteserra’s blog of telecom related 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 an Inteserra Briefing.