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The Regulatory Mix - Friday May 8, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: Senate Commerce Committee Introduces Data Privacy Bill; Announces Hearing on Current State of Broadband and Will Examine FCC Initiatives, United States Partners with Czech Republic on Secure 5G Development

Senate Commerce Committee Introduces Data Privacy Bill; Announces Hearing on Current State of Broadband and Will Examine FCC Initiatives

US Senate meeting chamber

First the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee announced the introduction of a new data privacy bill, titled the COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act. The legislation would provide all Americans with more transparency, choice, and control over the collection and use of their personal health, device, geolocation, and proximity data. The bill would also hold businesses accountable to consumers if they use personal data to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: FCC, US Senate, privacy, 5G Networks, data privacy, high-speed broadband, 5G Technology, Senate Commerce Committee, COVID-19, czech republic

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 9, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting roomFCC December Open Meeting 

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the final agenda for the FCC’s December 12, 2019, Open Meeting.  It includes the following items: 

  • VoIP Symmetry – An Order on Remand and Declaratory Ruling that would promote continued investment in IP-based networks by clarifying that a local exchange carrier partnering with a VoIP provider may assess end office switched access charges only if the carrier or its VoIP partner provides a physical connection to the last-mile facilities used to serve the end user.
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Topics: FCC December Open Meeting, Colorado PUC, National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, 988: Suicide Prevention Hotline Number, VoIP Symmetry, 5G Fund, Senate Commerce Committee, TOWER Act, 5G Spectrum Act

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