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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, July 2, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC’s Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast, FCC T-Mobile Divestiture, FCC Releases 1Q 2020 Adjustment Factor For Cable Operators, RDOF Auction Window Opens

Rosenworcel photo casual podcastFCC’s Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the release of new episode of Broadband Conversations, her podcast dedicated to uplifting the voices of women from the innovation, technology, and media sectors.  Listeners get to hear what these leading women are doing, how they are making a difference, and what they think the future of our digital life can look like.

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Topics: fcc cable rules, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, COVID-19, RDOF

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, April 16, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix:  California to Hold Virtual Broadband Access Workshop, California Issues Proposed Decision Approving Sprint/T-Mo0. bile Merger; Sets 5G Network  Milestones, FTC Launches New Online Tools for Sharing Data About International Scams

 

220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California PUC to Hold Virtual Broadband Access Workshop 

The California PUC announced it would hold a virtual workshop on April 23, 2020, to consult with local governments, broadband providers, consumers, and other stakeholders on cost-effective strategies for expanding broadband access in unserved areas of the state. 

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Topics: FTC, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, California Broadband Access, Sharing Data About International Scams

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

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