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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 - Monday, June 17, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Cap dome twilightU.S. Congress TOWER Infrastructure Deployment Act

U.S. Representatives Tim Walberg (MI-07) and Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) announced they introduced H.R. 3255, the TOWER Infrastructure Deployment Act.  The Act is intended to help close the workforce shortage in the telecommunications industry for highly-skilled, professional workforce equipped to deploy 5G, lightning-fast broadband networks, and new broadcast technology.

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Topics: TOWER Infrastructure Deployment Act, Cyber Defense Legislation, Precision Ag Connectivity Task Force, U.S. Congress

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