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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, August 16, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC front viewFCC Recommends Designating 988 as the Dialing Code for the Suicide Prevention Hotline

The FCC announced that its Staff sent a Report Congress which recommends that the FCC consider designating 988 as the 3-digit dialing code to be used for a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.  The report, mandated by the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, finds that such a 3-digit number “would likely make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially life-saving resources.” 

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Topics: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, BroadbandUSA, National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, 988

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, August 12, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Indiana-Capital-Building-4-e1560532955247Indiana Governor Announces Over $22 Million in Broadband Funding

The Governor of Indiana announced  $22.1 million in funding for 11 broadband expansion infrastructure projects across the state as a part of the initial round of the Next Level Broadband program.  This funding will provide broadband infrastructure to more than 4,800 homes and commercial locations in 12 counties.

The $100 million Next Level Broadband program is the largest single state investment in broadband. For the initial round of funding, service providers could apply for up to $5 million per project to expand service to unserved areas if they provided at least a 20 percent match.

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Topics: Indiana Broadband Funding, NTIA Broadband Webinars, Practical Broadband Conversations webinar series, BroadbandUSA

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