Today's Regulatory Mix: Nebraska Opens Window for Wireless Infrastructure Grant Program, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast
Nebraska Opens Window for Wireless Infrastructure Grant Program
In a recent opinion, the Nebraska PSC opened a grant window for its wireless infrastructure grant program. The PSC found that the amount made available for the 2020 grant application cycle should be set at $5.2 million. The application window for the next round of grants should open on August 10, 2020 and extend through October 1, 2020.
FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast
In a press release, the FCC announced that Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has released a new episode of her podcast, Broadband Conversations, the podcast dedicated to amplifying the voices of women from across the technology, innovation and media sectors. This episode features Leah Lizarondo, CEO and Co-Founder of 412 Food Rescue, a food recovery organization. It uses technology to link retailers who have excess food with volunteers who are able to distribute it to families and individuals experiencing food insecurity. Leah started 412 Food Rescue five years ago and has already helped redirect over 9 million meals from over 2,300 food retailers. She operates in nearly 10 cities with over 10,000 volunteers.
In 2018 Leah was named “Pittsburgher of the Year” and in 2019 Vital Voices named her a WE Empower Awardee and a 2020 Global Leadership Awards Honoree. Additionally, 412 Food Rescue was recognized as Pittsburgh Tech 50’s “Start Up of the Year” in 2018 and received the Carnegie Science Award for Information Technology in 2019—making it the first social enterprise to receive both awards.
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.