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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 - Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressUS House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Markup  

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) announced that the Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold a markup on Thursday, November 14, at 11:30 am, to consider over half a dozen pieces of legislation related to broadband mapping, spectrum sharing, promoting 5G networks and network security.  They will also consider a bill to reauthorize a media law to provide greater transparency and rights to consumers, including subscribers of Internet service providers and fixed and mobile telephone providers. 

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Topics: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, 5G Networks, House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Broadband Mapping, Spectrum Sharing, Network Security

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