FTC Settles Privacy Shield Complaints
The Federal Trade Commission announced that it reached settlement agreements with five companies over allegations that they falsely claimed certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, which establishes a process to allow companies to transfer consumer data from European Union countries to the United States in compliance with EU law.
FCC Form 477,
FTC Privacy Shield,
Voice Telephone Services Report,
Texas Releases Competition Report
The Texas PUC released its 2019 Scope of Competition Report. The Report examines the state of competition in Texas since the last report was released in 2017. According to the report, three trends continue to define the competitive telecommunications marketplace in Texas: (1) decreases in the number of traditional analog telephone lines; (2) substitution of wired service by wireless service; and (3) adoption of highspeed broadband services and other IP-enabled services like VoIP, which requires a broadband connection.
Texas Scope of Competition Report,
analog telephone lines,
Nebraska 911 service outage
FirstNet Adds 50,000 Square Miles of LTE Coverage
FirstNet announced that it has increased LTE coverage area for the AT&T network and FirstNet public safety communications platform by more than 50,000 square miles nationwide, covering an additional 1 million individuals. The added LTE coverage is a result of their ongoing network build initiatives to expand and enhance connectivity for consumers and first responders in both urban and rural areas – on both indoor and outdoor sites.
Universal Service Fund,
Oregon Retail Service Quality,
service rules for telecommunications providers,
Utah Universal Service Fund,
Utah Rural Telecom Association
Regulated pricing of last mile dedicated transport service, or “Special Access” (“SPA”), has been a market factor in the development of data networking and the expansion of data services since 1984.
FCC Special Access,
Appropriate Geographic Measure,