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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, October 4, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

FCC meeting room-1FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for October Meeting 

The FCC has announced the tentative agenda for its October 25, 2019 meeting.  The following items are on the tentative agenda:

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Topics: rural broadband, FCC October Open Meeting, Revitalizing the 800 MHz Band, Tariff Rules Modernization, 911 fee parity

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, September 5, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Rosenworcel photo casual podcastFCC’s Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the release of a new episode of her podcast, Broadband Conversations.  The newest episode features NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins. In 2016, Kate spent 115 days in space aboard the International Space Station. She completed two space walks—for a total of almost 13 hours of spacewalk time. She has a doctorate in cancer biology from Stanford University Medical School and was the first person to sequence DNA on space. Listeners will get to hear Kate describe how she became an astronaut, how being “off planet” gave her a new perspective on the world, and what its like working in zero gravity. Read More
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Topics: rural broadband, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel, FCC Broadband Conversations Podcast, Broadband Funding, Broadband Mapping

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, August 26, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC ShieldFCC Proposed Fines Against Three WISPs for Interference

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau announced proposed fines related to devices that apparently caused interference to the Federal Aviation Administration’s terminal doppler weather radar station in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The Enforcement Bureau proposed three separate $25,000 fines against wireless Internet service providers Boom Solutions, Integra Wireless, and WinPR.

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Topics: rural broadband, broadband, FCC Enforcement Bureau, Wireless Internet Service Provider, WISP, Tribal lands

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

Alabama_State_Capitol_front_Apr2009Alabama Awards $1.14 Million in Broadband Grants

Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced she has awarded more than $1.14 million in grants to provide access to high-speed internet in several Alabama communities.  The six grants are the second round of awards presented by Gov. Ivey under the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund.  In the latest round, some providers were awarded more than one grant to provide service in different areas.

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Topics: rural broadband, high-speed internet, Alabama Broadband Grants, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, Default Robocall Blocking Services Inquiry

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

 

2013 BB Map New YorkNew York to get $39.2 Million in Federal Funding

The FCC announced authorization of over $39.2 million in federal funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 15,442 unserved rural New York homes and businesses, in partnership with the state’s New NY Broadband Program.  Providers will begin receiving funding this month.

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Topics: rural broadband, NY Broadband Program, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, CSRIC VII Membership

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, June 10, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC front doors angle-1FCC Authorizes Connect America Fund Phase II Auction Support for 856 Winning Bids

The FCC announced that it has authorized $166.8 million in funding to expand broadband over the next decade to unserved rural homes and businesses in 22 states, representing the second wave of support from last year’s successful Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II auction. Providers will begin receiving funding this month.

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Topics: rural broadband, broadband, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, CAF Phase II Auction Support

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, May 20, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

AR State Capitol buildingArkansas State Broadband Plan Released

The Governor of Arkansas released a the Arkansas State Broadband Plan, which sets a goal to deploy high-speed broadband to all Arkansas communities with more than 500 residents by 2022. The high-speed broadband would have a rate of 25 megabits per second for download and 3 megabits per second for upload. 

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Topics: rural broadband, broadband, Arkansas State Broadband Plan, Data Collection for Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, February 28, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

US CapitolFederal Blockchain Legislation Introduced 

Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY), both members of the House Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and Senator Todd Young and Senator Ed Markey, members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announced the introduction of the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019 (HR 1361 and S 553). 

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Topics: rural broadband, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Indiana Broadband Grant Program, Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, December 13, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FCC Rural Broadband, FCC Office of Economics and Analytics  

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Topics: Connect America Fund, rural broadband, CAF, ACAM, Alternative Connect America Cost Model, rate-of-return carriers, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FCC Office of Economics and Analytics, OEA, Tribal Broadband Factor

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  Oklahoma OUSF, VoIP and Broadband, Pennsylvania Competition Rulemaking, USDA Rural Broadband Grant Program

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Topics: rural broadband, VoIP, broadband, OUSF, Pennsylvania Competitive Wire Centers, USDA Rural Broadband Grants, Oklahoma High Cost Fund, HCF

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