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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Congress Urges FCC and FTC Stop To Work on Controversial Items in Light of Election Results,  Senate Commerce Committee To Mark Up Several Telecom Bills

 

US-Capitol-Building-Dome-Interior-Photo-Credit-courtesy-of-washington_org_Congress Urges FCC and FTC Stop to Work on Controversial Items in Light of Election Results 

House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders wrote to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons asking that the two commissions stop work on all partisan or controversial items currently under consideration in light of the results of last week’s presidential election.

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Topics: FCC, FTC, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Senate Commerce Committee, Ensuring Network Security Act, transfer of power, Internet Exchange Act of 2019

How Might Federal Privacy Laws or Regulations Come to the Telecom World?

Posted by Cory Garone

DATA PRIVACY shutterstock 242756941-mediumThere has been a lot of talk lately about Section 230 of the Communications Act in the news.  This section gives protection to interactive computer services for their content moderation practices.  In July 2020, the NTIA filed a petition with the FCC seeking new rules regarding the scope and applicability of Section 230. 

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Topics: FTC, The SAFE DATA Act 

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, September 28, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces Availability of ICS Rate Database for Qualified Parties, Senate Passes SAFE WEB Act

 

FCC Announces Availability of ICS Rate Database for Qualified Parties

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) and Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA) www.inteserra.comhs-fshubfsinteserra-regulatory mixFCC meeting roomannounced the availability of the database developed by Commission staff for use in the FCC’s proceeding considering changes to its inmate calling service rate caps. Inteserra Briefing Service subscribers see Briefing dated 8/25/20.

 

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Topics: US House of Representatives, FTC, US Senate, ICS Rates, US House of Representatives Telecom Legislation, inmate calling services rate cap, Inmate Calling Service Rates, data security

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, September 25, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Announces September Agenda, US House Telecom Legislation, FTC Data Security Workshop for Small Businesses

 

FCC Announces September Agenda

The FCC announced the final agenda for its for its September Open Meeting scheduled for September 30, 2020.2020 FCC Seal

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Topics: US House of Representatives, FTC, US House of Representatives Telecom Legislation, data security, fcc agenda

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FTC and DOJ Hart-Scott Rodino Act Changes, US Senate Small Business Broadband and Emerging Information Technology Enhancement Act, FCC And NARUC Urge Governors To Lower State ICS Rates

 

FTC bldg shuttersockFTC and DOJ Hart-Scott Rodino Act Changes

The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding proposed changes to the rules and interpretations implementing the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR). 

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Topics: FTC, Priority Access Licenses, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, DOJ, Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, NARUC President Brandon Presley, State ICS Rates, US Senate Reintroduces Legislation

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

day's Regulatory Mix: The FCC, Department of Health, and Department of Agriculture Team Up for Rural Health, The FTC Signs Antitrust Cooperation Framework with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom

rural healthcareThe FCC, Department of Health, and Department of Agriculture Team Up for Rural Health

The FCC announced that it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Rural Telehealth Initiative, a joint effort to collaborate and share information to address health disparities, resolve service provider challenges, and promote broadband services and technology to rural areas in America. 

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Topics: FTC, Canada, Rural Healthcare, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Department of Agriculture, United Kingdom, Department of Health, FTC Antitrust Cooperation Framework, Australia, New Zealand

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: FTC Testifies to Congress on COVID-19 Scams, FCC Seeks Comment for 2020 CVAA Biennial Report, FCC Reminds Cable and Satellite TV Operators of New Notice Requirements


 

US Congress w flag portico shutterstock_150003068FTC Testifies to Congress on COVID-19 Scams

The FTC announced that it recently testified before the Senate Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection on its efforts to combat scams and other consumer problems related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The testimony, delivered by Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Andrew Smith, outlined the FTC’s efforts to protect consumers from scammers seeking to take advantage of the pandemic.

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Topics: FTC, 2020 CVAA Biennial Report, Satellite TV Operators Notice Requirements, COVID-19 Scams, Cable TV Operators Notice Requirements

The Regulatory Mix - Friday May 22, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FTC & FCC Send Letters to More VoIP Providers Facilitating Illegal Coronavirus-related Robocalls

FTC & FCC Send Letters to More VoIP Providers Facilitating Illegal Coronavirus-related Robocalls

FTC jerphoto shutterstock_1446504773In an FTC news release, along with the FCC, both commissions announced they have sent joint letters to three companies providing VoIP services, warning them that routing and transmitting illegal coronavirus-related scam robocalls is itself illegal and may lead to federal law enforcement against them.

 

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Topics: FCC, FTC, Robocall, USTelecom, robocall traceback, COVID-19, TSR

The Regulatory Mix - Monday May 18, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: USDA Announces End of Round One for ReConnect Program with Iowa Award, FTC Obtains Final Order Against Do Not Call Violators

USDA Announces End of Round One for ReConnect Program with Iowa Award

fa-policy-usda-building-1USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that USDA is investing more than $500,000 to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Iowa. This investment is part of USDA’s round one investments through the ReConnect Pilot Program.

 

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Topics: FCC, FTC, TCPA, FTC Do Not Call List, Iowa Broadband Grants, USDA Reconnect Program, COVID-19, TSR, FCRA

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday May 13, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Releases Report on 2019 Nationwide Emergency Alert Test, FTC Files Complaint Against Telemarketers

FCC Releases Report on 2019 Nationwide Emergency Alert Test

The FCC has released its 2019 Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test Report.  The report contains details about a nationwide test conducted on August 7, 2019, of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) using only the broadcast-based distribution system by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in Woman using cellphone at nightcoordination with the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC).

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Topics: FCC, FTC, FEMA Emergency Alert System test, FTC Telemarketing Complaint Settlement, telemarketing calls, COVID-19

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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Congress Urges FCC and FTC Stop To Work on Controversial Items in Light of Election Results,  Senate Commerce Committee To Mark Up Several Telecom Bills

 

US-Capitol-Building-Dome-Interior-Photo-Credit-courtesy-of-washington_org_Congress Urges FCC and FTC Stop to Work on Controversial Items in Light of Election Results 

House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders wrote to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons asking that the two commissions stop work on all partisan or controversial items currently under consideration in light of the results of last week’s presidential election.

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Topics: FCC, FTC, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Senate Commerce Committee, Ensuring Network Security Act, transfer of power, Internet Exchange Act of 2019

How Might Federal Privacy Laws or Regulations Come to the Telecom World?

Posted by Cory Garone

DATA PRIVACY shutterstock 242756941-mediumThere has been a lot of talk lately about Section 230 of the Communications Act in the news.  This section gives protection to interactive computer services for their content moderation practices.  In July 2020, the NTIA filed a petition with the FCC seeking new rules regarding the scope and applicability of Section 230. 

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Topics: FTC, The SAFE DATA Act 

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, September 28, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces Availability of ICS Rate Database for Qualified Parties, Senate Passes SAFE WEB Act

 

FCC Announces Availability of ICS Rate Database for Qualified Parties

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) and Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA) www.inteserra.comhs-fshubfsinteserra-regulatory mixFCC meeting roomannounced the availability of the database developed by Commission staff for use in the FCC’s proceeding considering changes to its inmate calling service rate caps. Inteserra Briefing Service subscribers see Briefing dated 8/25/20.

 

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Topics: US House of Representatives, FTC, US Senate, ICS Rates, US House of Representatives Telecom Legislation, inmate calling services rate cap, Inmate Calling Service Rates, data security

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, September 25, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Announces September Agenda, US House Telecom Legislation, FTC Data Security Workshop for Small Businesses

 

FCC Announces September Agenda

The FCC announced the final agenda for its for its September Open Meeting scheduled for September 30, 2020.2020 FCC Seal

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Topics: US House of Representatives, FTC, US House of Representatives Telecom Legislation, data security, fcc agenda

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FTC and DOJ Hart-Scott Rodino Act Changes, US Senate Small Business Broadband and Emerging Information Technology Enhancement Act, FCC And NARUC Urge Governors To Lower State ICS Rates

 

FTC bldg shuttersockFTC and DOJ Hart-Scott Rodino Act Changes

The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding proposed changes to the rules and interpretations implementing the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR). 

Read More
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Topics: FTC, Priority Access Licenses, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, DOJ, Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, NARUC President Brandon Presley, State ICS Rates, US Senate Reintroduces Legislation

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

day's Regulatory Mix: The FCC, Department of Health, and Department of Agriculture Team Up for Rural Health, The FTC Signs Antitrust Cooperation Framework with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom

rural healthcareThe FCC, Department of Health, and Department of Agriculture Team Up for Rural Health

The FCC announced that it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Rural Telehealth Initiative, a joint effort to collaborate and share information to address health disparities, resolve service provider challenges, and promote broadband services and technology to rural areas in America. 

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Topics: FTC, Canada, Rural Healthcare, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Department of Agriculture, United Kingdom, Department of Health, FTC Antitrust Cooperation Framework, Australia, New Zealand

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: FTC Testifies to Congress on COVID-19 Scams, FCC Seeks Comment for 2020 CVAA Biennial Report, FCC Reminds Cable and Satellite TV Operators of New Notice Requirements


 

US Congress w flag portico shutterstock_150003068FTC Testifies to Congress on COVID-19 Scams

The FTC announced that it recently testified before the Senate Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection on its efforts to combat scams and other consumer problems related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The testimony, delivered by Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Andrew Smith, outlined the FTC’s efforts to protect consumers from scammers seeking to take advantage of the pandemic.

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Topics: FTC, 2020 CVAA Biennial Report, Satellite TV Operators Notice Requirements, COVID-19 Scams, Cable TV Operators Notice Requirements

The Regulatory Mix - Friday May 22, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FTC & FCC Send Letters to More VoIP Providers Facilitating Illegal Coronavirus-related Robocalls

FTC & FCC Send Letters to More VoIP Providers Facilitating Illegal Coronavirus-related Robocalls

FTC jerphoto shutterstock_1446504773In an FTC news release, along with the FCC, both commissions announced they have sent joint letters to three companies providing VoIP services, warning them that routing and transmitting illegal coronavirus-related scam robocalls is itself illegal and may lead to federal law enforcement against them.

 

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Topics: FCC, FTC, Robocall, USTelecom, robocall traceback, COVID-19, TSR

The Regulatory Mix - Monday May 18, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: USDA Announces End of Round One for ReConnect Program with Iowa Award, FTC Obtains Final Order Against Do Not Call Violators

USDA Announces End of Round One for ReConnect Program with Iowa Award

fa-policy-usda-building-1USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that USDA is investing more than $500,000 to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Iowa. This investment is part of USDA’s round one investments through the ReConnect Pilot Program.

 

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Topics: FCC, FTC, TCPA, FTC Do Not Call List, Iowa Broadband Grants, USDA Reconnect Program, COVID-19, TSR, FCRA

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday May 13, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Releases Report on 2019 Nationwide Emergency Alert Test, FTC Files Complaint Against Telemarketers

FCC Releases Report on 2019 Nationwide Emergency Alert Test

The FCC has released its 2019 Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test Report.  The report contains details about a nationwide test conducted on August 7, 2019, of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) using only the broadcast-based distribution system by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in Woman using cellphone at nightcoordination with the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC).

Read More
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