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The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, May 16, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

FTC-2-3FTC Breaks up Robocall Scheme

FTC announces summary judgment against two individuals, approved six settlement agreements involving 11 defendants, and entered a default judgment against the remaining seven defendants, officially ending the massive Pointbreak Media robocall scheme

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Topics: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, FTC Robocall Protections, 5G Spectrum Deployment, robocall schemes

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

US Congressional Office BuildingsHouse Committee Questions Google on Precise Location Information Database

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), full-Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai expressing their concern about reports of a massive database of precise location information on hundreds of millions of consumers, known inside Google as “Sensorvault,” and requesting a briefing and answers on how this information is used both inside and outside the company. 

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Topics: CRTC, robocalls, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, data privacy, Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, Sensorvault, Precise Location Information Database

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

UTC LOGOUtilities Technology Council White Paper on 5G

The UTC has released a white paper on the potential impacts of 5G wireless service on electric utilities.  This white paper is intended to frame the issue rather than provide a comprehensive plan or policy approach.  Among other things, it concludes that “the big issues for utilities are cost, reliability and confidence in the supply chain.  It is important to note that the availability and resilience of a communications system is more a feature of network design, operation and maintenance than it is of the technology employed. 

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Topics: Net Neutrality, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, LPTV, UTC, 5G Wireless, Utilities Technology Council, 5G Wireless over Electric Utilities, US Senate Net Neutrality Working Group

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, October 5, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  Congressman Releases Internet Bill of Rights Principles, US Senate Hearing On Consumer Data Privacy, FCC Circuit Capacity Data

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Topics: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Submarine Cable Circuit Capacity Reports, Internet Bill of Rights Principles, FCC's International Bureau, US Senate Hearing on Consumer Data Privacy, FCC Circuit Capacity Data

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  US Senate Hearing on Consumer Data Privacy, FCC Seeks Comment on Vertical Accuracy Metric for E911, Colorado Allocates CPAP Funds for NG911  

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Topics: CTIA, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, PSAPs, Historic Preservation Workshop, Consumer Data Privacy, Vertical Accuracy Metric for E911, CPAP, federal 911 Grant program

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, July 5, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  US Senate Small Cell Deployment Bill, FCC CAF Phase II Auction Workshop, Oregon Releases Phone Bridge Information for Workshop, Michigan Granted Lifeline Waiver Extension Maine Issues Pole Attachment Notice of Investigation  

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Topics: CAF Phase II Auction, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Maine Pole Attachments, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, CAF II Bidding System, auction903@fcc.gov, Oregon Phone Bridge Information, small cell deployment, Michigan Lifeline

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FCC Waives Location Accuracy Rules in Areas Affected by Hurricane Maria, US Senate Robocall Inquiry, Indiana Opts-In to FirstNet Plan 

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Topics: spoofing, robocalls, FirstNet, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, first responder network, US Senate Robocall Inquiry, Location Accuracy Rules, Indiana FirstNet

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, January 12, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily 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.

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Topics: Lifeline, E-rate, Connect America, FCC Commissioner Pai, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Colorado PUC Commissioner appointed, mobile broadband, FCC Webinar on Universal Service, Free Data, FreeBee Data 360

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