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The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 24, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressUS Senate Suicide Hotline Bill Introduced 

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI),Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jack Reed (D-RI) announced they introduced the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (S2661) that directs the FCC to designate 9-8-8 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This line would include the Veterans Crisis Line for veteran-specific mental health support. Additionally, the legislation will authorize the ability of states to collect fees to ensure local call centers are able to support increased volume. 

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Topics: FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, Broadband Milestone Report, FCC Broadband Deployment Report, National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, 9-8-8, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, February 15, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

NTIA logoBroadband Milestone Report Released by NTIA

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a report that outlines a vision for how the Federal Government can increase broadband access and actions that various Federal Agencies are taking to increase private-sector investment in broadband. 

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Topics: NTIA, GAO, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Broadband Milestone Report, DOI Rural Tower Map, Internet Privacy Report, FCC 477 Data

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