The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

newsEngin_20873246_Georgia-Capitol-cropGeorgia Bills Allow Electric or Telephone Cooperatives to Provide Broadband

The first bill allows for electric cooperatives to provide broadband and the second bill allows for telephone cooperatives to do the same.  Both bills allow for financing and certain partnerships for the provision of broadband services.  Both laws became effective upon approval by the Governor, which was April 26, 2019.




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Topics: Rural Broadband Funding, Electric Coops to offer Broadband in Georgia, Telephone Coops to offer Broadband in Georgia, Broadband Internet Access Service for Veterans

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC front doors angle-1FCC Rural Broadband Funding

The FCC announced that a total of 186 companies participating in the FCC’s Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) program have accepted $65.7 million in additional annual support over the next decade. In return, these carriers have committed to deploying 25/3 Mbps service to 106,365 homes and small businesses in 43 states that would have otherwise only received slower 10/1 Mbps service. 

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Topics: WEA, Rural Broadband Funding, Connect America Cost Model, A-CAM program, Wireless Alerts

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 5, 2017

Posted by Fran Martens

Today:  US Congress Letter in Support of Rural Broadband Funding, US Senate Special Committee Examines Progress in Stopping Illegal Robocalls, FCC Proposes $3.9 Million Fine for Slamming and Cramming, Minnesota Opts In to FirstNet Plan  

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Topics: US Congress, FirstNet, Rural Broadband Funding, High-Cost Universal Service Fund, US Senate Special Committee on Aging, Illegal Robocalls, FCC Fine for Slamming and Carmming, FCC’s Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, Minnesota Opts In to FirstNet Plan

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