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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

jnuts_00_us-capitol-dome-at-sunset_yesmydccoolNew Net Neutrality Bill Announced

Democratic leaders of the House and Senate held a press conference today to unveil the Save the Internet Act which will be introduced in both the House and Senate.  The bill would: (1) overturn the FCC’s 2017 “Restoring Internet Freedom” order re-classifying broadband Internet access service (BIAS) as an information service; and (2) reinstate the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order and associated rules. 

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Topics: FirstNet, FTC Competition and Consumer Protection Hearings, Save the Iternet Act, Restoring Net Neturatlity Protections

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

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

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

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

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

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: NANPA, FirstNet, NPA Assignment Guidelines, 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: FirstNet, Colorado High Cost Support, satellite television bill credits, Puerto Rico Bill Credits post Hurricanes, Colorado High Cost Support Meeting, NARUC Annual Meeting, Telecommunications Resolutions re E911 access, telecommunications bill credits, cable television bill credits, Utah Opts-In to 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: high-cost universal service support, FirstNet, FCC rate-of-return carriers, South Carolina FirstNet, unsubsidized broadband competitors, Next Generation 9-1-1 Act, NG 9-1-1, Pennsylvania FirstNet

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

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