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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, February 26, 2021

Posted by Ann-Marie Kemp

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Adopts Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for March Open Meeting, USTelecom Broadband Providers Send Letter to White Regarding Supply Chain for Semiconductor Chips

 

FCC entrance shutterstock-2FCC Adopts Emergency Broadband Benefit Program 

On February 25, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously adopted the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (Program).  The Program is a $3.2 billion federal initiative to provide qualifying households discounts on their internet service bills with the ability to receive a discount on a computer or tablet during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: NTIA, CTIA, USTelecom, FCC March Open Meeting, NCTA, ACA Connects, FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, Supply Chain for Semiconductor Chips

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 8, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  USDA Rural Broadband Grants In Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin, FCC Biennial Report On CVAA, NTIA Digital Inclusion Webpage

 

USDA LogoUSDA Rural Broadband Grants In Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin

The USDA announced three new broadband grants.  In Arkansas, the USDA will invest $11.8 million to allow three providers to offer broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Arkansas.

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Topics: NTIA, Wisconsin Broadband Grants, USDA Rural Broadband Grants, Arkansas Broadband Grants, BroadbandUSA, Indiana Broadband Grants

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 9, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Joint Agency Report on Broadband Deployment, FCC to Consider STIR/SHAKEN Implementation Rules

 

barn rural broadbandJoint Agency Report on Broadband Deployment 

The US. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has submitted the JOINT REPORT in response to SECTION 6212 of the 2018 FARM BILL to Congress.  This report summarizes how USDA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are working together to deploy broadband to rural areas.

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Topics: FCC, NTIA, broadband deployment, USDA, Rural Broadband Deployment, TRACED Act, STIR/SHAKEN

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, January 27, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

US Cap PA Ave dusk  shutterstock-1Congress Requests GAO Report on Spectrum Management  

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) sent a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) urging it to conduct an updated review of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) federal spectrum management processes. Pallone and Walden asked GAO to consider as part of its review how federal spectrum users interact with NTIA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), how the NTIA and FCC interact with each other, and the recent federal spectrum management process breakdowns.   

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Topics: NTIA, GAO, FTC Workshop, Spectrum Management, Voice Cloning, Compliance Guide for Truth in Caller ID Rules 

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California PUC Announces New President

The California PUC announced its new President, Marybel Batjer.  President Batjer replaces former CPUC President, Michael Picker, who retired from the CPUC after serving as President since 2014. Read More
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Topics: NTIA, 911 Outages, California PUC News Release, CenturyLink Outage, 2019 Spectrum Policy Symposium

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, April 12, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressUS Senate Digital Equity Act

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), is the lead sponsor of new legislation aimed at closing the growing digital divide in communities across the country. The Digital Equity Act of 2019 creates new federal investments targeted toward a diverse array of projects at the state and local level that promote “digital equity”— a concept defined by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance as the “condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy and economy.” 

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Topics: NTIA, BROWSER Act, National Digital Inclusion Alliance, Digital Equity Act, Internet Exchange Act

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, February 15, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

NTIA logoBroadband Milestone Report Released by NTIA

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a report that outlines a vision for how the Federal Government can increase broadband access and actions that various Federal Agencies are taking to increase private-sector investment in broadband. 

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Topics: NTIA, GAO, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Broadband Milestone Report, DOI Rural Tower Map, Internet Privacy Report, FCC 477 Data

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

whitehouse in snowUS President Issues Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence

President Donald Trump has issued an Executive Order launching the American Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative.  The Initiative will be coordinated through the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (Select Committee). 

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Topics: NTIA, Artificial Intelligence, Antenna Ownership, AI

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  US House Blockchain Promotion Act, Minnesota TAP Surcharge 

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Topics: NTIA, Minnesota Telephone Assistance Program, Blockchain Promotion Act

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, August 31, 2018

Posted by Cory Garone

Today:  FCC Commissioner O’Rielly Announces Wireline Advisor, FCC Sets Effective Date for Public Safety Entities to License Units on Federal Channels, FCC Announces Real-Time Text Education Day for PSAPs  

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Topics: NTIA, Real-Time Text, FCC Commissioner O'Rielly, FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, PSAPs, Illinois Broadband Advisory Council, Wireline Advisor Arielle Roth, OET, Office of Engineering and Technology, RTT, license mobile and portable radios, SWIC

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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, February 26, 2021

Posted by Ann-Marie Kemp

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Adopts Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for March Open Meeting, USTelecom Broadband Providers Send Letter to White Regarding Supply Chain for Semiconductor Chips

 

FCC entrance shutterstock-2FCC Adopts Emergency Broadband Benefit Program 

On February 25, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously adopted the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (Program).  The Program is a $3.2 billion federal initiative to provide qualifying households discounts on their internet service bills with the ability to receive a discount on a computer or tablet during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: NTIA, CTIA, USTelecom, FCC March Open Meeting, NCTA, ACA Connects, FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, Supply Chain for Semiconductor Chips

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 8, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  USDA Rural Broadband Grants In Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin, FCC Biennial Report On CVAA, NTIA Digital Inclusion Webpage

 

USDA LogoUSDA Rural Broadband Grants In Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin

The USDA announced three new broadband grants.  In Arkansas, the USDA will invest $11.8 million to allow three providers to offer broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Arkansas.

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Topics: NTIA, Wisconsin Broadband Grants, USDA Rural Broadband Grants, Arkansas Broadband Grants, BroadbandUSA, Indiana Broadband Grants

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 9, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Joint Agency Report on Broadband Deployment, FCC to Consider STIR/SHAKEN Implementation Rules

 

barn rural broadbandJoint Agency Report on Broadband Deployment 

The US. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has submitted the JOINT REPORT in response to SECTION 6212 of the 2018 FARM BILL to Congress.  This report summarizes how USDA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are working together to deploy broadband to rural areas.

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Topics: FCC, NTIA, broadband deployment, USDA, Rural Broadband Deployment, TRACED Act, STIR/SHAKEN

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, January 27, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

US Cap PA Ave dusk  shutterstock-1Congress Requests GAO Report on Spectrum Management  

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) sent a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) urging it to conduct an updated review of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) federal spectrum management processes. Pallone and Walden asked GAO to consider as part of its review how federal spectrum users interact with NTIA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), how the NTIA and FCC interact with each other, and the recent federal spectrum management process breakdowns.   

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Topics: NTIA, GAO, FTC Workshop, Spectrum Management, Voice Cloning, Compliance Guide for Truth in Caller ID Rules 

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California PUC Announces New President

The California PUC announced its new President, Marybel Batjer.  President Batjer replaces former CPUC President, Michael Picker, who retired from the CPUC after serving as President since 2014. Read More
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Topics: NTIA, 911 Outages, California PUC News Release, CenturyLink Outage, 2019 Spectrum Policy Symposium

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, April 12, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressUS Senate Digital Equity Act

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), is the lead sponsor of new legislation aimed at closing the growing digital divide in communities across the country. The Digital Equity Act of 2019 creates new federal investments targeted toward a diverse array of projects at the state and local level that promote “digital equity”— a concept defined by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance as the “condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy and economy.” 

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Topics: NTIA, BROWSER Act, National Digital Inclusion Alliance, Digital Equity Act, Internet Exchange Act

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, February 15, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

NTIA logoBroadband Milestone Report Released by NTIA

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a report that outlines a vision for how the Federal Government can increase broadband access and actions that various Federal Agencies are taking to increase private-sector investment in broadband. 

Read More
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Topics: NTIA, GAO, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Broadband Milestone Report, DOI Rural Tower Map, Internet Privacy Report, FCC 477 Data

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

whitehouse in snowUS President Issues Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence

President Donald Trump has issued an Executive Order launching the American Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative.  The Initiative will be coordinated through the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (Select Committee). 

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Topics: NTIA, Artificial Intelligence, Antenna Ownership, AI

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  US House Blockchain Promotion Act, Minnesota TAP Surcharge 

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Topics: NTIA, Minnesota Telephone Assistance Program, Blockchain Promotion Act

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, August 31, 2018

Posted by Cory Garone

Today:  FCC Commissioner O’Rielly Announces Wireline Advisor, FCC Sets Effective Date for Public Safety Entities to License Units on Federal Channels, FCC Announces Real-Time Text Education Day for PSAPs  

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Topics: NTIA, Real-Time Text, FCC Commissioner O'Rielly, FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, PSAPs, Illinois Broadband Advisory Council, Wireline Advisor Arielle Roth, OET, Office of Engineering and Technology, RTT, license mobile and portable radios, SWIC

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