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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, May 3, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

rosenworcel-bio-page-09122018FCC’s Rosenworcel Seeks Update on Sale of Location Data

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced she has sent letters to major phone companies to confirm whether they have lived up to their commitments to end location aggregation services. She also has asked phone companies to explain what steps they are taking to safeguard location data that previously was sold to third parties.  Read More
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Topics: FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, 2019 Broadband Deployment Report, Location Data, Broadband Deployment in Indian Country

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

rosenworcel-bio-page-09122018Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast with Former 911 Operator

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the release of her latest Broadband Conversations podcast with her with her guest, Congresswoman Norma Torres—the only 911 operator serving in Congress. Congresswoman Torres spent 17 years as a 911 operator for the Los Angeles Police Department.  Rosenworcel said: “Before a whistle on a fire station blows, an ambulance races, or an air horn blares, it is a 911 professional who takes in a call and sets emergency response in motion.

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Topics: USAC, E-rate Program, USF Funds, FCC Broadband Conversations Podcast, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Lifeline Fraud, FCC Office of the Inspector General, 911 Operators

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 - Friday, March 1, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

rosenworcel-bio-page-09122018FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel's Podcast for Women’s History Month

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel  announced the latest episode of her podcast Broadband Conversations, dedicated to amplifying the voices of women across technology, innovation and media.  Cecilia Munoz, currently Vice President of Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives at New America joined the Commissioner for this very special conversation.  Read More
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Topics: CRTC, Canadian Radio-television and Telecom Commission, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FTC Data Security and Consumer Privacy Hearings

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, February 7, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

NECA logoNECA 's Proposed  2019 Modification of Average Schedule Formulas

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau is seeking comment on the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc.’s (NECA) proposed modification of average schedule formulas.  NECA proposes to revise the formulas for average schedule interstate settlement disbursements in connection with the provision of interstate access services for the period beginning July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. 

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Topics: NECA, NECA Average Schedule, USDA, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Average Schedule Formulas, Department of Agriculture, e-Connectivity Toolkit, Security Risks to Emerging 5G Networks, e-Connectivity Resource Guide

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

jnuts_00_us-capitol-dome-at-sunset_yesmydccoolUS Congress Hearing on Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

The House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary Committees announced their subcommittees on Communications and Technology and Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law will hold a joint hearing on the T-Mobile and Sprint merger on Wednesday, February 13.  The joint  hearing will examine the merger’s potential impacts on consumers, workers and the wireless industry.  While the complete list of hearing participants is still being confirmed, T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure have both agreed to testify. 

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Topics: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, robocalling, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Deadlines, STAs, U.s. House Judiciary Committee, USL Applications and Notification

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting roomFCC Reschedules Open Meeting; Announces Tentative Agenda

The FCC announced the agenda for a rescheduled February Open Meeting that will take place on February 14, 2019.  The items below were originally circulated for the January meeting but were withdrawn due to the lapse in appropriations.

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Topics: Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service, Broadband Conversation Podcasts, FCC Filing Deadlines, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC January Open Meeting Agenda, Anti-Spoofing Provisions of the RAY BAUM’S Act, Elimination of Form 397, CAF Phase II Auction Support

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, January 4, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FTC ShieldFTC Status During Shutdown

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shutdown operations as of midnight Friday December 28, 2018, due to the lapse in government funding. As a result, website information and social media properties will not be updated until the government re-opens.  In addition, all FTC events are postponed until future notice. Only some online services will remain available during the shutdown. 

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Topics: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FTC National Do Not Call Registry, US Senate Confirmation of Starks and Carr, FTC Shutdown, NTIA National Spectrum Strategy, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

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