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The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, January 17, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

PUC-seal-mxi7dk9witqayvb4970siqydd5zrzdoclqaeyl8zpkTexas Releases Competition Report

The Texas PUC released its 2019 Scope of Competition Report.  The Report examines the state of competition in Texas since the last report was released in 2017.  According to the report, three trends continue to define the competitive telecommunications marketplace in Texas: (1) decreases in the number of traditional analog telephone lines; (2) substitution of wired service by wireless service; and (3) adoption of highspeed broadband services and other IP-enabled services like VoIP, which requires a broadband connection. 

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Topics: ILECs, CLECs, VoIP services, 911 Outages, wireless service, Texas Scope of Competition Report, analog telephone lines, Nebraska 911 service outage

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 - Thursday, February 8, 2018

Posted by Jennifer Durst-Jarrell

Today: FCC's Pai on Contraband Wireless Devices in Correctional Facilities, FCC Releases Voice Telephone Services Status Report 

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Topics: FCC Form 477, Interconnected VoIP, contraband wireless devices, ILECs, CLECs, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Voice Telephone Services Status Report, correctional facilities

The End of Special Access . . . It’s the end of the World as we know it

Posted by Don Gale

Regulated pricing of last mile dedicated transport service, or “Special Access” (“SPA”), has been a market factor in the development of data networking and the expansion of data services since 1984. 

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Topics: BDS, FCC Special Access, Home Page, ILECs, Appropriate Geographic Measure, MSPs, SPA, CLECs, Fiber-based Providers

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