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The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, February 27, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  US Congress Hearing on 5G, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel's New "Broadband Conversations" Podcast, FCC's Pai on Cross Sector Resiliency Forum

 

US-Capitol-Building-Dome-Interior-Photo-Credit-courtesy-of-washington_org_-2-1US Congress Hearing on 5G 

Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the committee will convene a hearing titled, “5G Supply Chain Security: Threats and Solutions,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. 

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Topics: CTIA, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, 5G, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Broadband Conversations Podcast, 5G Supply Chain Security, Cross Sector Resiliency Forum , Edison Electric Institute

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FTC Set to Examine Large Tech Acquisitions, Illinois Announces $50 Milling in Broadband Expansion Money, FCC’s Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast Episode 

FTC bldg shuttersockFTC Set to Examine Large Tech Acquisitions 

In a press release, the FTC announced it issued Special Orders to five large technology firms, requiring them to provide information about prior acquisitions not reported to the antitrust agencies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act. 

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Topics: FCC Broadband Conversations Podcast, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FTC Large Tech Acquisitions, Illinois Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, February 3, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

BroadbandForBayside04Rosenworcel Releases First "Broadband Conversations" Podcast of 2020 

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the release of the first episode of her podcast, Broadband Conversations, for 2020.  The podcast works to amplify the voices of women working on the front lines of technology, innovation, and media.   

 

To talk in detail about the challenges of making sure broadband reaches rural communities, the Commissioner spoke to Peggy Schaffer, Executive Director of Connect Maine Broadband Authority.

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Topics: FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Broadband Conversations Podcast, FCC Wireless Location Investigation, CRTC Internet Safeguards

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, December 20, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Cap dome twilightUS Congress Passes Robocalling Bill  

The Senate has passed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act (S. 151) by a simple voice vote.  It now heads to the president, who is expected to sign it into law.   The Act passed the House earlier this month. See the Regulatory Mix dated 12/6/19 

 

Among other things, the Act: 

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Topics: CRTC, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Robocalling Bill, Broadband Conversations Podcast, call blocking system

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California Defines Scope of Hearings on T-Mobile/Sprint Merger 

The California PUC has scheduled evidentiary hearings on December 5 and 6, 2019 regarding the proposed Sprint /T-Mobile transaction that is before the PUC.  The PUC is now seeking to determine what impact new agreements between Sprint, T-Mobile, and Dish Networks (DISH) will have on the proposed merger. 

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Topics: telemedicine in rural areas, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Broadband Conversations Podcast, DISH

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, November 14, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

WA UTC Web_22Washington Approves over $4 Million in Rural Telecommunications Funding 

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) announced state regulators approved more than $4 million in state communications funding for small telecommunications companies, enabling continued telephone access in rural communities throughout Washington.  

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Topics: 833 Toll Free Code Auction, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Washington Rural Telecommunications Funding, high-cost rural telecom, Broadband Conversations

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, October 21, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC front view-1FCC October Meeting Agenda 


The FCC announced the final agenda for its October 25, 2019, Open Meeting.  The following items will be considered:  

  • Connect America Fund: An Order on Reconsideration that would ensure that carriers receiving high-cost universal service support
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Topics: Connect America Fund, FCC October Open Meeting, FCC Broadband Conversations Podcast, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, 911 fee parity, Part 61 Tariff Rules, 800 MHz Band

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 3, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

PA PUC bulidingPennsylvania PUC Recognizes Cybersecurity Awareness Month 

 

In a press release, the Pennsylvania PUC recognized National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that consumers have the resources to stay secure online while increasing national resilience against cyberthreats.

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Topics: FCC Broadband Conversations Podcast, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, PA Cybersecurity Awareness, Podcast

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

court columnsCourt of Appeals Upholds Majority of FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order 

In its decision the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the majority of the FCC’s 2018 Restoring Internet Freedom order with two exceptions.  First, the Court concluded that the FCC’s preemption barring states from imposing more stringent rules or requirements should be vacated.

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Topics: Net Neutrality, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Restoring Internet Freedom Order, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Corporate Responsibility Online

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, September 19, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Rosenworcel photo casual podcastFCC’s Rosenworcel Celebrates First Anniversary of Her Podcast

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel announced the release of a podcast episode celebrating the inaugural year of her Broadband Connections podcast series.  The podcast is dedicated to amplifying the voices of women from across the technology, innovation, and media sectors. Since launching the podcast one year ago, listeners have heard conversations about everything from ethical artificial intelligence to net neutrality to teaching girls to code and digital equity. Guests have included Senators, Congresswomen, teachers, coders, policymakers, advocates, and public servants—even an astronaut. 

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Topics: FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, OTARD, Broadband Connections Podcast, Over the-Air Reception Devices Rule, Innovation Zones

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