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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

FTC bldgFTC Agenda for Workshop on COPPA Rule 


The FTC has released the agenda for a workshop it is holding on October 7, 2019.  The workshop will examine the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule in light of evolving business practices and new technology in the online marketplace.  

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Topics: Net Neutrality, FTC Workshop, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, FCC Restoring Internet Freedom Order, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, COPPA Rule, Children's Online Protection Act

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

Alabama_State_Capitol_front_Apr2009Alabama Awards $1.14 Million in Broadband Grants

Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced she has awarded more than $1.14 million in grants to provide access to high-speed internet in several Alabama communities.  The six grants are the second round of awards presented by Gov. Ivey under the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund.  In the latest round, some providers were awarded more than one grant to provide service in different areas.

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Topics: rural broadband, high-speed internet, Alabama Broadband Grants, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, Default Robocall Blocking Services Inquiry

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, June 21, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

jnuts_00_us-capitol-dome-at-sunset_yesmydccoolUS Senate Moving FIRST Act

U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) announced introduced the Moving and Fostering Innovation to Revolutionize Smarter Transportation (Moving FIRST) Act. The Act creates a competitive grant program for large and medium-sized cities as well as rural communities to seek federal grants for the creation of efficient, creative and innovative transportation projects.  A companion bill is being introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.).

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Topics: Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, FIRST Act, FCC Workshops, SMART Challenge, USDOT

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

MS state legislatureMississippi Charges Five Telemarketers for No-Call Violations

The Mississippi PSC announced that it has charged five companies that made 442 illegal calls.  Should these entities be found to have violated the No-Call law, they are subject to a $5,000 per call fine; totaling $2,210,000.  Notices of alleged violations were recently filed against the companies.

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Topics: FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, Nevada Cybersecurity Law, Robocall Blocking, Mississippi No-Call Violations

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 7, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

hearing-room9House Hearings on Net Neutrality

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) announced that the Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on restoring net neutrality protections on Tuesday, March 12, at 10:00 am in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

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Topics: Net Neutrality, USF, USAC, US House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearings, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, Save the Iternet Act, House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, Use of E-Rate Funds, Legislating to Safeguard the Free & Open Internet

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, February 4, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCCFCC Starks on Open Internet aka Restoring Internet Freedom Oral Argument

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks offered the following statement after the February 1, 2019, oral argument in Mozilla v. FCC, the appeal of the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order. “Today in federal court, this FCC is attempting to explain why it ignored the evidence before it and hastily abandoned the carefully crafted, common sense Open Internet framework established in 2015. In the process, it ignored the will of millions of people who made their support for a free and open Internet crystal clear. Like many others, I am paying close attention.

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Topics: Net Neutrality, US Senator Ed Markey, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, FCC Restoring Internet Freedom Order, Video Description Marketplace

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, January 31, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

dome and flagSenators Question FCC About Small Cell Appeals

US Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have called on the FCC to address reports it pressured wireless service providers to file frivolous lawsuits in several federal courts in an attempt to move a Ninth Circuit lawsuit challenging the legality of a recent 5G wireless deployment rule.  “Even though additional cases filed by wireless carriers in separate jurisdictions were eventually transferred back to the Ninth Circuit, the reason for their filing in the first place remains a concern,” the senators wrote.

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Topics: Small Cell Appeals, US Senate 5G Hearing, Mississippi Electric Coops can offer broadband, 5G wireless deployment rule, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks

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