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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

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Rosenworcel photo casual podcastFCC’s Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel announced the release of a special episode of her podcast, Broadband Conversations.  The episode was recorded in front of a live audience and features Congresswoman Sharice Davids and Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer. Both women serve on the Small Business Committee and both have also made history; Davids is the first openly LGBTQ Kansan elected to Congress and one of the first female Native Americans elected to Congress in our nation’s history.

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Topics: multichannel video programming distributors, FCC 911 Reliability Certification System, MVPD, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Broadband Conversations Podcast, FCC Form 396-C, Covered 911 Service Providers

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, July 8, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

Pai SpeaksFCC Chairman Proposes New Rules Aimed to Ban Spoofed Texts and Foreign Robocalls

The FCC announced that Chairman Pai has proposed adoption of new rules banning malicious caller ID spoofing of text messages and international calls.  The Commission will vote on these new rules at its August 1, 2019 meeting.

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Topics: robocalls, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Broadband Conversations Podcast, Spoofed Texts, The Truth in Caller ID Act, Broadband Access in Multi-Tenant Environments

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

house and senate bldgsU.S. Congress Legislation to Protect Health Data

In a recent press release, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced that they introduced new legislation to protect consumers’ private health data. “While recent reports have highlighted how home DNA testing kits and health data tracking apps have given companies access to unprecedented levels of consumer health data, current law does not adequately address the emerging privacy concerns presented by these new technologies.” 

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Topics: FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Massachusetts Attorney General Healey, The Protect Personal Health Data Act, Broadband Conversations Podcast

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

rosenworcel-bio-page-09122018Rosenworcel Broadband Conversations Podcast

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the release of her latest episode of Broadband Conversations—the podcast where she talks to leading women in technology, innovation, and media sectors about what’s on their minds, what they are working on, and what they hope for the future of digital life.  The most recent episode features a conversation with Sarah McBride, an activist, author, and one of the most visible voices for trans equality.

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Topics: Broadband Conversation Podcasts, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Auction 101

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, May 23, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting room-1FCC June Open Meeting Tentative Agenda

The FCC announced the tentative Agenda for its June 6, 2019, Open Meeting.  The following three items are on the tentative agenda:

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Topics: Leased Commercial Access, FCC June Open Meeting, Rural Health Care Funding, Broadband Conversation Podcasts, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Call-Blocking Rules, Rules to Promote Aviation Safety

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