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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California Defines Scope of Hearings on T-Mobile/Sprint Merger 

The California PUC has scheduled evidentiary hearings on December 5 and 6, 2019 regarding the proposed Sprint /T-Mobile transaction that is before the PUC.  The PUC is now seeking to determine what impact new agreements between Sprint, T-Mobile, and Dish Networks (DISH) will have on the proposed merger. 

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Topics: telemedicine in rural areas, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Broadband Conversations Podcast, DISH

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC front viewFCC Approves TMobile/Sprint Merger 

The FCC announced it had approved, with conditions, the transfer of control applications filed by TMobile and Sprint.  The FCC found that the transaction will help close the digital divide and advance US leadership in 5G, the next generation of wireless connectivity. 

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Topics: FCC Open Meeting for November, National Security, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, Unbundling and Resale Rules, TRS Fund Contribution

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Main PUC sealMaine Announces Federal Grant for 911 Enhancements

The Maine PUC announced it has received a $680,741 Federal Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Commerce to improve 911 location information in Maine.  Maine is one of 34 states to receive federal funding to advance the development of next generation 911 systems.

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Topics: NG911, FCC Chairman Pai, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, FCC Form 396-C, Maine 911 Enhancements

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

jnuts_00_us-capitol-dome-at-sunset_yesmydccoolUS Congress Hearing on Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

The House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary Committees announced their subcommittees on Communications and Technology and Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law will hold a joint hearing on the T-Mobile and Sprint merger on Wednesday, February 13.  The joint  hearing will examine the merger’s potential impacts on consumers, workers and the wireless industry.  While the complete list of hearing participants is still being confirmed, T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure have both agreed to testify. 

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Topics: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, robocalling, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Deadlines, STAs, U.s. House Judiciary Committee, USL Applications and Notification

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, January 28, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

www.inteserra.comhs-fshubfsinteserra-regulatory mixjnuts_00_us-capitol-dome-at-sunset_yesmydccoolSenators Seek Hearing on Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

Several members of the Senate Commerce Committee have signed a letter asking the Committee Chairman and Ranking member to schedule a hearing on the proposed Sprint/T-Mobile merger. “The potential consequences of this merger are too great for the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to ignore,” write the Senators in their letter to Commerce Committee leadership. “We should examine the impact of combining these two disruptors into one mega company.”

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Topics: Senate Commerce Committee hearing, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, Alabama Broadband Grants, Broadband Accessibility Fund

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, January 14, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

scoseal_400x400California PUC Announces Public Forums on Proposed Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

The California PUC (CPUC) announced it will hold three public forums for customers of Sprint and T-Mobile to give their perspective and input to the CPUC regarding the proposed merger by the telecommunications companies, as follows:

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Topics: broadband deployment, FirstNet, wireless broadband services, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, Congressional Research Service, FCC’s universal service program, Rural Utilities Service grant and loan programs

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

IOWA Utilities Baord logoIowa Declines to Adopt Rate Caps for Inmate Calling Services

The Iowa Utilities Board (Board) has declined to adopt new inmate calling service (ICS) rules, including rate caps.  Significantly, the Board found that most companies providing ICS in Iowa qualify as alternative operator service (AOS) companies, which are subject to Board regulation.  As such, they must file tariffs with the Board for review and approval, which provides a flexible process to review the terms and costs of service.

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Topics: WISPA, inmate calling services rate cap, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, Inteserra Briefing, Michigan UNE/Local Interconnection, 4Competition Coalition

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, October 15, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FTC Reschedules Hearing on Vertical Mergers, FCC Rural Health Care Funding In Alaska, FCC T-Mobile Sprint Proceeding, FTC Competition and Consumer Protection

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Topics: Sprint T-Mobile Merger, Rural Health Care Funding, FTC Competition and Consumer Protection Hearings, FTC Hearing Schedule, Alaska Rural Health Care, Vertical Mergers

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, September 17, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  Colorado Approves Sprint and T-Mobile Merger, Nebraska Deadline For Dedicated Wireless Support Applications, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel on 6G And Blockchain 

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Topics: ETC, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, Nebraska Dedicated Wireless Support Applications, 6G, Blockchain, terahertzfrequency networks, spatial multiplexing

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FCC Releases Latest Form 477 Data, FCC Updates National Broadband Map, FCC Pauses Review of Sprint-T-Mobile Merger, FCC Hurricane Florence, FTC Announces Schedule and Postponement of Hearings 

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Topics: 477 data, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, mobile voice and broadband deployment, FCC National Broadband Map, Hurricane Florence, FTC Hearing Schedule, fixed broadband deployment

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