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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, August 28, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces Communications Status Report for Storms Marco & Laura, FCC Reminds of Deadline for Nominations to Chairman’s Accessibility Awards, Hawaii Further Extends Prohibition On Disconnects/Late Fees During COVID-19

storm clouds for DIRSFCC Announces Communications Status Report for Storms Marco & Laura

In a Public Notice, the FCC released a report on the status of communications services in geographic areas impacted by Tropical Storm Marco and Hurricane Laura as of August 27, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

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Topics: Disaster Information Reporting System, FCC DIRS, Status Report for Storms Marco & Laura, Nominations to Chairman’s Accessibility Awards, Hawaii Disconnects/Late Fees During COVID-19

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Form 477 Reminder, FCC Activates Disaster Information Reporting System

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 ShutterstockFCC Form 477 Reminder

The FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA) has issued a Public Notice reminding all parties required to file Form 477 that the filing deadline for the Form 477 data as of June 30, 2020 is September 1, 2020.  Entities required to file the Form 477 include: facilities-based providers of broadband connections to end users, providers of wired or fixed wireless local exchange service, providers of interconnected VoIP service, and facilities-based providers of mobile voice service. 

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Topics: FCC Form 477, Disaster Information Reporting System, FCC Activiates DIRS, Form 477 filing deadline

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Proposes Information Sharing of Communication Outages with Other Federal and State Agencies,  FCC Establishes Bidding Procedures for 3.5 GHz Band, FCC Adopts Rules to Auction C-Band Spectrum for 5G Services and Seeks Comment on Bidding Procedures, FCC Wants to Free Up White Space to Increase Broadband Coverage in Rural Areas 

 

network outage shutterstock_1586822953FCC Proposes Information Sharing of Communication Outages with Other Federal and State Agencies 

In a press release, the FCC announced a proposed framework for sharing detailed communications outage information with state and federal agencies to improve their situational awareness, enhance their ability to respond more quickly to outages affecting their communities, and help save lives, while also preserving the confidentiality of this data.

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Topics: rural broadband, Network Outage Reporting System, DIRS, Disaster Information Reporting System, NORS, TV White Spaces, C-Band Spectrum, communications outage information, 3.5 GHz Band , 5G Services

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, September 21, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  NANPA releases new 5XX area code, FCC activates DIRS for Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, FCC Issues Public Notice with 24/7 emergency contact information

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Topics: PSTN, NANPA, Network Outage Reporting System, Disaster Information Reporting System, Public Switched Telephone Network, FCC Activates DIRS For Hurricane Maria, NORS, 5XX area code, 5XX-NXX codes

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Posted by Fran Martens

Today:  Maryland and FirstNet, New York 838 Area Code , FCC Deactivates DIRS for Hurricane Irma 

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Topics: FirstNet, Disaster Information Reporting System, Maryland Opts-In to FirstNet, Area Code 838 in New York, FCC deactiviates DIRS for Hurricane Irma, New York New Area Code

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, September 15, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FCC Extends Deadline For Filing Form 396-C, FCC Testifies On Lifeline Program,  Florida Senator Nelson Urges Rebates For Hurricane Victims,  FCC Hurricane Irma Update,  FCC Partial Deactivation of DIRS  

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Topics: Disaster Information Reporting System, FCC Chairman Pai, FCC Commissioner Clyburn, MVPDs, DIRS For Hurricane Irma, FCC Hurricane Irma Status Report, Deadline for filing FCC Form 396-C, Senator Bill Nelson, Partial Deactivation of DIRS

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, September 14, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  National Preparedness Month, Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Grant Program, FCC Commissioners to Visit Florida, FCC Releases Hurricane Irma Status Report 

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Topics: FirstNet, DIRS, Disaster Information Reporting System, FEMA, National Preparedness Month, Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Grant Program, FCC Chairman Pai to visit Florida, FCC Commissioner Clyburn to visit Florida, FCC Hurricane Irma Status Report

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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: DIRS, Disaster Information Reporting System, Kansas RLEC Switched Access Rates, District of Columbia USTF

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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, August 28, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces Communications Status Report for Storms Marco & Laura, FCC Reminds of Deadline for Nominations to Chairman’s Accessibility Awards, Hawaii Further Extends Prohibition On Disconnects/Late Fees During COVID-19

storm clouds for DIRSFCC Announces Communications Status Report for Storms Marco & Laura

In a Public Notice, the FCC released a report on the status of communications services in geographic areas impacted by Tropical Storm Marco and Hurricane Laura as of August 27, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

Read More
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Topics: Disaster Information Reporting System, FCC DIRS, Status Report for Storms Marco & Laura, Nominations to Chairman’s Accessibility Awards, Hawaii Disconnects/Late Fees During COVID-19

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Form 477 Reminder, FCC Activates Disaster Information Reporting System

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 ShutterstockFCC Form 477 Reminder

The FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA) has issued a Public Notice reminding all parties required to file Form 477 that the filing deadline for the Form 477 data as of June 30, 2020 is September 1, 2020.  Entities required to file the Form 477 include: facilities-based providers of broadband connections to end users, providers of wired or fixed wireless local exchange service, providers of interconnected VoIP service, and facilities-based providers of mobile voice service. 

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Topics: FCC Form 477, Disaster Information Reporting System, FCC Activiates DIRS, Form 477 filing deadline

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Proposes Information Sharing of Communication Outages with Other Federal and State Agencies,  FCC Establishes Bidding Procedures for 3.5 GHz Band, FCC Adopts Rules to Auction C-Band Spectrum for 5G Services and Seeks Comment on Bidding Procedures, FCC Wants to Free Up White Space to Increase Broadband Coverage in Rural Areas 

 

network outage shutterstock_1586822953FCC Proposes Information Sharing of Communication Outages with Other Federal and State Agencies 

In a press release, the FCC announced a proposed framework for sharing detailed communications outage information with state and federal agencies to improve their situational awareness, enhance their ability to respond more quickly to outages affecting their communities, and help save lives, while also preserving the confidentiality of this data.

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Topics: rural broadband, Network Outage Reporting System, DIRS, Disaster Information Reporting System, NORS, TV White Spaces, C-Band Spectrum, communications outage information, 3.5 GHz Band , 5G Services

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, September 21, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  NANPA releases new 5XX area code, FCC activates DIRS for Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, FCC Issues Public Notice with 24/7 emergency contact information

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Topics: PSTN, NANPA, Network Outage Reporting System, Disaster Information Reporting System, Public Switched Telephone Network, FCC Activates DIRS For Hurricane Maria, NORS, 5XX area code, 5XX-NXX codes

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Posted by Fran Martens

Today:  Maryland and FirstNet, New York 838 Area Code , FCC Deactivates DIRS for Hurricane Irma 

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Topics: FirstNet, Disaster Information Reporting System, Maryland Opts-In to FirstNet, Area Code 838 in New York, FCC deactiviates DIRS for Hurricane Irma, New York New Area Code

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, September 15, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FCC Extends Deadline For Filing Form 396-C, FCC Testifies On Lifeline Program,  Florida Senator Nelson Urges Rebates For Hurricane Victims,  FCC Hurricane Irma Update,  FCC Partial Deactivation of DIRS  

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Topics: Disaster Information Reporting System, FCC Chairman Pai, FCC Commissioner Clyburn, MVPDs, DIRS For Hurricane Irma, FCC Hurricane Irma Status Report, Deadline for filing FCC Form 396-C, Senator Bill Nelson, Partial Deactivation of DIRS

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, September 14, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  National Preparedness Month, Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Grant Program, FCC Commissioners to Visit Florida, FCC Releases Hurricane Irma Status Report 

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Topics: FirstNet, DIRS, Disaster Information Reporting System, FEMA, National Preparedness Month, Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Grant Program, FCC Chairman Pai to visit Florida, FCC Commissioner Clyburn to visit Florida, FCC Hurricane Irma Status Report

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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: DIRS, Disaster Information Reporting System, Kansas RLEC Switched Access Rates, District of Columbia USTF

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