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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

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, August 16, 2018

Posted by Jennifer Durst-Jarrell

Today:  FCC Sends General Information and Document Request to T-Mobile-Sprint, FCC Commissioner Carr Statement on D.C. Circuit's Wireless Infrastructure Decision 

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Topics: Deployment of Small Cell Infrastructure, FCC Commissioner Carr, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, General Information and Document Request, 5G

The Sprint-T-Mobile Merger: This Time It’s Different

Posted by Don Gale

What was unlikely several years ago looks very possible today.  A merger that would reduce the number of competitive nationwide facilities-based wireless carriers from four to three is imminently upon us.  Now, the real cartoons begin as the FCC and DOJ start to scrutinize this merger. 

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Topics: Sprint T-Mobile Merger, wireless spectrum holdings, DOJ merger guidelines, u.s. wireless carrier metrics

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Posted by Cory Garone

Today:  US House Net Neutrality Bill, US House FCC Oversight Hearing, Colorado Sprint and T-Mobile File for PUC Approval of Merger, House Energy and Commerce Committee Probes on Location Sharing Practices 

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Topics: Net Neutrality, BIAS, US Congress FCC Oversight Hearing, ISPs, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, Title VIII, internet service providers, location sharing practices

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