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Draft Access Stimulation Order -- Big Net with Big Consequences?

Posted by Carey Roesel

fish in net blueThe September 5 draft Order on eliminating access arbitrage is the FCC’s latest effort to address what is also known as “access stimulation”, and they made little effort to hide their true feelings on the issue. While their intent when it comes to certain business plans seems quite clear, some new provisions in the proposed order could lead to unintended outcomes and impact service providers who are far removed from any activities typically regarded as access stimulation.

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Topics: Access Arbitrage, Access Stimulation

Checking In @ The FCC - The September Open Meeting

Posted by Amy Gross

Pai speaksWhat Will The FCC be Tackling Next? "Storming Back Stronger."

Chairman Pai’s theme for the September 26, 2019 Open Meeting is “Storming Back Stronger,” a phrase the surely resonates with those of us on the east coast who have spent the last week or two fretting over Hurricane Dorian.  The “storm” agenda is anchored by the FCC’s consideration of an order to finalize Stage 2 of the FCC’s Uniendo a Puerto Rico and Connect USVI Funds. 

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Topics: intercarrier compensation, FCC Open Meeting for September, Priority Access Licenses, #CheckingIn@TheFCC, Access Arbitrage, Access Stimulation, tandem switching and transport charges, Uniendo a Puerto Rico and Connect USVI Funds, Disaster Preparation and Response Plan

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, September 6, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

NTIA logoNTIA Report on Spectrum Repurposing

NTIA released the first annual report showing continuing efforts to repurpose parts of the nation’s radiofrequency spectrum to meet the future communications needs of commercial and federal users. The report shows that the United States already leads the world in spectrum available for 5G technology and is working to more-than-double the radio spectrum available for the next generation of wireless network technology. 

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Topics: Connect USVI Fund, 5G, Direct Broadcast Satellite Service, NTIA Spectrum Repurposing, Access Arbitrage, 3.5 GHz Auction Procedures, FCC September Open Meeting Agenda, Digital Technology Markets

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