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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, January 14, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

scoseal_400x400California PUC Announces Public Forums on Proposed Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

The California PUC (CPUC) announced it will hold three public forums for customers of Sprint and T-Mobile to give their perspective and input to the CPUC regarding the proposed merger by the telecommunications companies, as follows:

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Topics: Sprint T-Mobile Merger, FirstNet, Congressional Research Service, FCC’s universal service program, Rural Utilities Service grant and loan programs, broadband deployment, wireless broadband services

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, January 10, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

FirstNet LogoFirstNet Adds 50,000 Square Miles of LTE Coverage

FirstNet announced that it has increased LTE coverage area for the AT&T network and FirstNet public safety communications platform by more than 50,000 square miles nationwide, covering an additional 1 million individuals.  The added LTE coverage is a result of their ongoing network build initiatives to expand and enhance connectivity for consumers and first responders in both urban and rural areas – on both indoor and outdoor sites.

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Topics: Oregon Retail Service Quality, ILECs, CLECs, service rules for telecommunications providers, Oklahoma Rulemaking, Universal Service Fund, Utah Rural Telecom Association, Utah Universal Service Fund, FirstNet

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Posted by Cory Garone

Today:  FCC Announces Annual Environmental and Historic Preservation Workshop, Alaska Governor Signs New Cellular Telephone Bill  

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Topics: FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Historic Preservation Workshop, NEPA, FEMA, FCC Process for Reviewing FirstNet Opt-out plans, FirstNet, NHPA, Alaska Cellular Telephone Use

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:   FirstNet Announces More than 1,000 Public Safety Agencies are Subscribed, US House Legislation Would Allow Alien Detainees Free Calls to Children, FCC Sprint T-Mobile Merger 

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Topics: FirstNet, public safety agencies, emergency communications, US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, Sprint T-Mobile Merger

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, June 22, 2018

Posted by Jennifer Durst-Jarrell

Today:  FCC Releases Tentative Agenda for July Open Meeting, NPSTC Supports FirstNet as the only Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network 

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Topics: National Public Safety Telecommunications Council, NPSTC, FirstNet, nationwide public safety broadband network, cellular service rules, FCC Emergency Alert System, wireless emergency alerts, Formal Complaint Rules, Nationwide Number Portability

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Posted by Fran Martens

Today:  Sunset of the Inbound International NPA Assignment Guidelines, NTIA Releases Alternative FirstNet Plan NOFO, FCC Further Waives Lifeline Rules for New York

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Topics: NPA Assignment Guidelines, NANPA, FirstNet, New York Lifeline Rules

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Posted by Fran Martens

Today:  Colorado Agenda for High Cost Support Meeting, NARUC Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico Bill Credit Information, Utah Opts-In to FirstNet  

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Topics: telecommunications bill credits, cable television bill credits, satellite television bill credits, Puerto Rico Bill Credits post Hurricanes, Colorado High Cost Support, Colorado High Cost Support Meeting, NARUC Annual Meeting, Telecommunications Resolutions re E911 access, Utah Opts-In to FirstNet, FirstNet

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, November 3, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  Next Generation 9-1-1 Act Introduced, Pennsylvania Opts-In to FirstNet Plan, South Carolina Opts-In to FirstNet Plan, FCC Rate-of-Return Challenges 

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Topics: Next Generation 9-1-1 Act, NG 9-1-1, Pennsylvania FirstNet, South Carolina FirstNet, FirstNet, high-cost universal service support, unsubsidized broadband competitors, FCC rate-of-return carriers

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, November 2, 2017

Posted by Fran Martens

Today:  Maine Hearing in Pole Attachment Proceeding, Oklahoma Opts-In to FirstNet Plan, US House Committee Hosts FirstNet Hearing  

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Topics: Maine Pole Attachement Proceeding, Oklahoma FirstNet, FirstNet, Governor Fallin, US House FirstNet Hearing, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Oversight of FirstNet: State Perspectives

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 26, 2017

Posted by Fran Martens

Today:  US Congress Subcommittee Schedules Hearing for "Oversight of FirstNet:  State Perspectives," FCC Extends California Lifeline Eligibility Waiver, FCC Emergency E-rate Order   

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Topics: Oversight of FirstNet: State Perspectives, first responder network, FirstNet, Califoria Lifeline Eligibility Waiver, FCC's Lifeline Eligibility Rules, FCC Emergency E-rate Order, E-rate Program, FCC Chairman Pai

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