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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

dome and flagUS House Passes Save the Internet Act

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement after H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, passed on the floor of the House of Representatives by a vote of 232-190:

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Topics: Net Neutrality, INCOMPAS, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, Save the Internet Act, Enforcement Advisory on Video TV Set-Top Boxes

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, March 28, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

jnuts_00_us-capitol-dome-at-sunset_yesmydccoolUS Congress Secure 5G and Beyond Act

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Richard Burr (R-NC) and (D-VA), announced the introduction of the Secure 5G and Beyond Act. This legislation would require the President to develop a strategy to ensure the security of next-gen mobile telecommunications systems and infrastructure in the United States, as well as to assist allies in maximizing the security of their systems, infrastructure, and software. 

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Topics: US Congress, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, West Virginia Small Cell Legislation, Secure 5G and Beyond Act

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

fine_0-600x432-1FTC Settles with Robocallers

The FCC announced it has settled with four different entities responsible for bombarding consumers nationwide with billions of unwanted and illegal robocalls pitching auto warranties, debt-relief services, home security systems, fake charities, and Google search results services.  The FTC accused them of violating the FTC Act and the agency’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), including its Do Not Call (DNC) provisions. 

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Topics: FTC Act, FTC Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, Robocallers, next-generation infrastructure

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

full commissioner seats FCCFCC Spectrum Horizons Order

The FCC voted to adopt new rules to encourage the development of new communications technologies and expedite the deployment of new services in the spectrum above 95 GHz.  This spectrum has long been considered the outermost horizon of the usable spectrum range, but rapid advancements in radio technology have made these bands especially ripe for new development. 

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Topics: 95 GHz, Spectrum Horizons, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, wireless location acuracy, EEO Enforcement Unit, WISPAMERICA

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

www.inteserra.comhs-fshubfsinteserra-regulatory mixjnuts_00_us-capitol-dome-at-sunset_yesmydccoolUS Congress FCC Oversight

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai requesting information and documents related to the FCC’s current workload, the work of its bureaus and offices, and the FCC’s interactions with the public through its handling of consumer complaints and Freedom of Information Act requests.  Pallone and Doyle told Pai that the Committee will be reassuming its traditional role of oversight to ensure the agency is acting in the best interest of the public and consistent with its legislative authority.  

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Topics: US House FCC Oversight, Wireless Infrastrucure Deployment, 5G, House Energy and Commerce, National Association of Tower Erectors’, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, NATE

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