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The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Proposes Information Sharing of Communication Outages with Other Federal and State Agencies,  FCC Establishes Bidding Procedures for 3.5 GHz Band, FCC Adopts Rules to Auction C-Band Spectrum for 5G Services and Seeks Comment on Bidding Procedures, FCC Wants to Free Up White Space to Increase Broadband Coverage in Rural Areas 

 

network outage shutterstock_1586822953FCC Proposes Information Sharing of Communication Outages with Other Federal and State Agencies 

In a press release, the FCC announced a proposed framework for sharing detailed communications outage information with state and federal agencies to improve their situational awareness, enhance their ability to respond more quickly to outages affecting their communities, and help save lives, while also preserving the confidentiality of this data.

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Topics: rural broadband, Network Outage Reporting System, DIRS, Disaster Information Reporting System, NORS, TV White Spaces, C-Band Spectrum, communications outage information, 3.5 GHz Band , 5G Services

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, January 3, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

sorry, we are closedFCC Announces Shut-down Plans

The FCC announced that it will suspend most operations in the middle of the day today (Thursday, January 3, 2019) if the partial lapse in government funding continues.  During the shut-down content on the FCC’s website will remain available but will not be updated (except for matters related to spectrum auctions and as necessary for the protection of life and property).  The FCC’s filing window and mail operations will also be closed except to receive filings related to spectrum auction activities.  Many filing deadlines will also be extended, as described below.

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Topics: BIAS, CORES, DIRS, NORS, FCC Shutdown Plan, USAC Board Members, FCC Filing Deadlines, BIAS Congressional Review ACT I, EDOCS, Auction Bidding System, FCC Form 477 Online Filing System, 911 Reliability Certification System

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, September 21, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  NANPA releases new 5XX area code, FCC activates DIRS for Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, FCC Issues Public Notice with 24/7 emergency contact information

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Topics: PSTN, NANPA, Network Outage Reporting System, Disaster Information Reporting System, Public Switched Telephone Network, FCC Activates DIRS For Hurricane Maria, NORS, 5XX area code, 5XX-NXX codes

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