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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, July 27, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: NARUC Urges Review Of Intrastate Inmate Calling Rates, New DEPLOY Broadband Act Would Fund Rural Broadband Development, FCC Chairman Announces Progress on Addressing Diameter Network Security Issues

 

 

NARUC logoNARUC Urges Review of Intrastate Inmate Calling Rates

In a press release, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners said it agrees with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on the issue of exorbitant inmate calling rates See the Regulatory Mix dated7/21/20 and is urging its member state commissions to review inmate calling rates in their respective jurisdictions.  NARUC President Presley said in part:

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Topics: rural broadband, NARUC, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, DEPLOY Broadband Act, Intrastate Inmate Calling Rates, Diameter Network Security Issues

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, February 14, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Authorizes Additional CAF II Support, NARUC 5G Resolutions, US Congress Data Privacy Bill

braodband imageFCC Authorizes Additional CAF II Support 

The FCC announced it has authorized more than $240 million in funding over ten years to expand rural broadband deployment in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, and Wyoming.

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Topics: NARUC, CAF II Support, 5G Resolution, Data Privacy Bill, Data Protection Act, DPA

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, November 21, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

starks-bio-page-02192019FCC’s Starks on Network Security  

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks released a Report on the results of an FCC workshop held in June 2019 regarding the security threats that stem from the presence of certain Chinese communications equipment in US networks.  The workshop contained three panels: Find It, Fix It, and Fund it.  According to Starks, a “major takeaway from the workshop is that our networks must only contain equipment from trusted sources.  When evaluating the security of a piece of communications networking equipment we should not ask “do I trust this piece of equipment” but instead, “do I trust the manufacturer?” 

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Topics: NARUC, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, Precision Ag Connectivity Task Force, Network Security, NARUC Broadband Agenda, Chinese-manufactured communications equipment,

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, July 29, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

NARUCNARUC Lifeline Resolution

At its July 2019 Summer Policy Summit, the NARUC approved a resolution  on Lifeline that urges the Federal Communications Commission to (i) work quickly and collaboratively with service providers and other stakeholders to fix the National Verifier before use of it is required in any state by (a) implementing service provider APIs, and (b) securing access to federal/state SNAP and Medicaid databases,

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Topics: Lifeline, NARUC, National Lifeline Verifier, FCC August Open Meeting, Kari’s Law/RAY BAUM’S Act, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, Telehealth, Digital Opportunity Data Collection

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today: Proposed NARUC Resolutions, FCC CAF II Waiver, FCC EAS Testing Reporting System

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Topics: NARUC, EAS System, NARUC Resolutions, Colorado Rural Broadband High-Cost Support, FCC CAF II Auction

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, July 20, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today: Frontier Reports CAF Milestone, FCC Reminder on State TRS Program Recertification, NARUC Adopts Telecom Resolutions 

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Topics: Connect America Fund, NARUC, rate-of-return ILECs, NARUC Telecom Resolutions, CAF Milestone, State TRS Program, renewal of certification, high cost support for rural ILECs

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, January 30, 2017

Posted by Fran Martens

Today: FCC Open Internet Enhanced Transparency Rule Exemption, Massachusetts 911 Funding, New Jersey Considers NPA, Pennsylvania Modifies NPA Schedule, NARUC Names New Member.

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Topics: The Regulatory Mix, NARUC, Commissioner O'Reilly, Massachusetts E911, FCC Open Internet, Pennsylvania NPA, FCC Chairman Pai, New Jersey NPA

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Briefing.

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Topics: NG911, FCC, Lifeline, IP Transition, NARUC, Nebraska, CenturyLink, New Mexico, FERC Order 745

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: certification, FCC, The Regulatory Mix, Lifeline, NARUC, Utah

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, July 27, 2015

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: The Regulatory Mix, California, NPA, NARUC, Ohio, Internet Speeds, Telecommunications Act Modernization

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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, July 27, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: NARUC Urges Review Of Intrastate Inmate Calling Rates, New DEPLOY Broadband Act Would Fund Rural Broadband Development, FCC Chairman Announces Progress on Addressing Diameter Network Security Issues

 

 

NARUC logoNARUC Urges Review of Intrastate Inmate Calling Rates

In a press release, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners said it agrees with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on the issue of exorbitant inmate calling rates See the Regulatory Mix dated7/21/20 and is urging its member state commissions to review inmate calling rates in their respective jurisdictions.  NARUC President Presley said in part:

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Topics: rural broadband, NARUC, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, DEPLOY Broadband Act, Intrastate Inmate Calling Rates, Diameter Network Security Issues

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, February 14, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Authorizes Additional CAF II Support, NARUC 5G Resolutions, US Congress Data Privacy Bill

braodband imageFCC Authorizes Additional CAF II Support 

The FCC announced it has authorized more than $240 million in funding over ten years to expand rural broadband deployment in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, and Wyoming.

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Topics: NARUC, CAF II Support, 5G Resolution, Data Privacy Bill, Data Protection Act, DPA

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, November 21, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

starks-bio-page-02192019FCC’s Starks on Network Security  

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks released a Report on the results of an FCC workshop held in June 2019 regarding the security threats that stem from the presence of certain Chinese communications equipment in US networks.  The workshop contained three panels: Find It, Fix It, and Fund it.  According to Starks, a “major takeaway from the workshop is that our networks must only contain equipment from trusted sources.  When evaluating the security of a piece of communications networking equipment we should not ask “do I trust this piece of equipment” but instead, “do I trust the manufacturer?” 

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Topics: NARUC, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, Precision Ag Connectivity Task Force, Network Security, NARUC Broadband Agenda, Chinese-manufactured communications equipment,

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, July 29, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

NARUCNARUC Lifeline Resolution

At its July 2019 Summer Policy Summit, the NARUC approved a resolution  on Lifeline that urges the Federal Communications Commission to (i) work quickly and collaboratively with service providers and other stakeholders to fix the National Verifier before use of it is required in any state by (a) implementing service provider APIs, and (b) securing access to federal/state SNAP and Medicaid databases,

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Topics: Lifeline, NARUC, National Lifeline Verifier, FCC August Open Meeting, Kari’s Law/RAY BAUM’S Act, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, Telehealth, Digital Opportunity Data Collection

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today: Proposed NARUC Resolutions, FCC CAF II Waiver, FCC EAS Testing Reporting System

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Topics: NARUC, EAS System, NARUC Resolutions, Colorado Rural Broadband High-Cost Support, FCC CAF II Auction

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, July 20, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today: Frontier Reports CAF Milestone, FCC Reminder on State TRS Program Recertification, NARUC Adopts Telecom Resolutions 

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Topics: Connect America Fund, NARUC, rate-of-return ILECs, NARUC Telecom Resolutions, CAF Milestone, State TRS Program, renewal of certification, high cost support for rural ILECs

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, January 30, 2017

Posted by Fran Martens

Today: FCC Open Internet Enhanced Transparency Rule Exemption, Massachusetts 911 Funding, New Jersey Considers NPA, Pennsylvania Modifies NPA Schedule, NARUC Names New Member.

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Topics: The Regulatory Mix, NARUC, Commissioner O'Reilly, Massachusetts E911, FCC Open Internet, Pennsylvania NPA, FCC Chairman Pai, New Jersey NPA

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Briefing.

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Topics: NG911, FCC, Lifeline, IP Transition, NARUC, Nebraska, CenturyLink, New Mexico, FERC Order 745

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: certification, FCC, The Regulatory Mix, Lifeline, NARUC, Utah

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, July 27, 2015

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: The Regulatory Mix, California, NPA, NARUC, Ohio, Internet Speeds, Telecommunications Act Modernization

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