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The Regulatory Mix - Thursday May 28, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: Senators Introduce Bipartisan Telehealth Bill, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast Episode

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Telehealth Bill

The Capitol and Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC.-2In a press release, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Angus King (I-Maine), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) announced the introduction of the Health Care Broadband Expansion During COVID-19 Act.  The new bipartisan bill directs $2 billion to help health care providers increase their broadband capacity and expand telehealth services during the current public health crisis.

 

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Topics: FCC, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Telehealth, Podcast, COVID-19

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday May 27, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Approves More Telehealth Applications, FCC Announces New Members to NANC and Working Groups

FCC Approves More Telehealth Applications

top view of Medicine doctor hand working with modern computer and smart phone on wooden desk as medical concept-1In a press release, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau approved an additional 43 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $16.87 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.  To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the CARES Act, has approved funding for 132 health care providers in 33 states plus Washington, DC for a total of just over $50 million in funding.

 

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Topics: FCC, NANC, Telehealth, COVID-19

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday May 6, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Approves Another Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Applications

FCC Approves Another Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Applications

Doctors sitting around the table and interpreting x-ray imageThe FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau announced it has approved an additional 26 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

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Topics: FCC, FCC Telehealth Program, FCC Telehealth Initiative, Telehealth, COVID-19, COVID-19 Telehealth Application Portal

The Regulatory Mix - Monday May 4, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: COVID-19 Telehealth Applications Now Accepted Only Through Online Portal, Senators Propose $4 Billion in E-Rate Funding

COVID-19 Telehealth Applications Now Accepted Only Through Online Portal

Man using tablet pc against medical interface on xrayIn a Public Notice, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced that beginning May 2, 2020 the COVID-19 Telehealth Program will no longer accept PDF form applications by email for the Program.

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Topics: FCC, FCC Telehealth Program, Telehealth, COVID-19 Telehealth Application Portal, maythefourth, maythe4th

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday April 29, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces Approval of More Telehealth Applicants

FCC Announces Approval of More Telehealth Applicants

FCC meeting room-1-1The FCC announced the approval of an additional 13 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $4.2 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Topics: Telehealth

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, April 17, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Approves First Six Telehealth Applications, Maryland Revises Rules for Originating Access Charges

FCC front view-1-1FCC Approves First Six Telehealth Applications 

The FCC announced that it had approved six funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in some of the hardest hit areas like New York will use this $3.23 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Topics: Telehealth, Maryland Access Charge Rules

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  USDA Announces Grants in Illinois and Tennessee, FCC Commissioner Carr Visits North Carolina Events Focused on 5G and Telehealth

 

USDA LogoUSDA Announces Grants in Illinois and Tennessee  

In Illinois, in a press release, the USDA Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an investment of $9 million in four, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 3,744 rural households, 31 businesses, 41 farms and a critical community facility in Tennessee.

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Topics: USDA Rural Broadband Grants, 5G, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, Telehealth, Illinois Broadband, Tennessee Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, August 5, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

DyLQMV-VAAA-vMK-1FCC Grants Forbearance from UNE Loop and Resale Requirements

At the statutory deadline on Friday, the FCC announced it had granted US Telecom’s petition asking it to forbear from requiring price cap ILECs to continue offering: (1) analog voice-grade copper loops on an unbundled basis at regulated rates and (2) legacy services for resale at regulated rates. The FCC found that the communications marketplace has transformed over the past  twenty years, with consumers migrating away from plain old telephone service provided over copper wires by their local telephone company toward newer, any-distance voice services provided over next-generation networks by cable, mobile and fixed wireless, and over-the-top VoIP providers. 

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Topics: FCC CAF Phase II, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, Telehealth, Forbearnace from UNE Loop and Resale

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, July 29, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

NARUCNARUC Lifeline Resolution

At its July 2019 Summer Policy Summit, the NARUC approved a resolution  on Lifeline that urges the Federal Communications Commission to (i) work quickly and collaboratively with service providers and other stakeholders to fix the National Verifier before use of it is required in any state by (a) implementing service provider APIs, and (b) securing access to federal/state SNAP and Medicaid databases,

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Topics: Lifeline, NARUC, National Lifeline Verifier, FCC August Open Meeting, Kari’s Law/RAY BAUM’S Act, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, Telehealth, Digital Opportunity Data Collection

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The Regulatory Mix - Thursday May 28, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: Senators Introduce Bipartisan Telehealth Bill, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast Episode

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Telehealth Bill

The Capitol and Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC.-2In a press release, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Angus King (I-Maine), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) announced the introduction of the Health Care Broadband Expansion During COVID-19 Act.  The new bipartisan bill directs $2 billion to help health care providers increase their broadband capacity and expand telehealth services during the current public health crisis.

 

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Topics: FCC, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Telehealth, Podcast, COVID-19

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday May 27, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Approves More Telehealth Applications, FCC Announces New Members to NANC and Working Groups

FCC Approves More Telehealth Applications

top view of Medicine doctor hand working with modern computer and smart phone on wooden desk as medical concept-1In a press release, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau approved an additional 43 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $16.87 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.  To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the CARES Act, has approved funding for 132 health care providers in 33 states plus Washington, DC for a total of just over $50 million in funding.

 

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Topics: FCC, NANC, Telehealth, COVID-19

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday May 6, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Approves Another Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Applications

FCC Approves Another Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Applications

Doctors sitting around the table and interpreting x-ray imageThe FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau announced it has approved an additional 26 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

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Topics: FCC, FCC Telehealth Program, FCC Telehealth Initiative, Telehealth, COVID-19, COVID-19 Telehealth Application Portal

The Regulatory Mix - Monday May 4, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: COVID-19 Telehealth Applications Now Accepted Only Through Online Portal, Senators Propose $4 Billion in E-Rate Funding

COVID-19 Telehealth Applications Now Accepted Only Through Online Portal

Man using tablet pc against medical interface on xrayIn a Public Notice, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced that beginning May 2, 2020 the COVID-19 Telehealth Program will no longer accept PDF form applications by email for the Program.

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Topics: FCC, FCC Telehealth Program, Telehealth, COVID-19 Telehealth Application Portal, maythefourth, maythe4th

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday April 29, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces Approval of More Telehealth Applicants

FCC Announces Approval of More Telehealth Applicants

FCC meeting room-1-1The FCC announced the approval of an additional 13 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $4.2 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Topics: Telehealth

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, April 17, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Approves First Six Telehealth Applications, Maryland Revises Rules for Originating Access Charges

FCC front view-1-1FCC Approves First Six Telehealth Applications 

The FCC announced that it had approved six funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in some of the hardest hit areas like New York will use this $3.23 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Topics: Telehealth, Maryland Access Charge Rules

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  USDA Announces Grants in Illinois and Tennessee, FCC Commissioner Carr Visits North Carolina Events Focused on 5G and Telehealth

 

USDA LogoUSDA Announces Grants in Illinois and Tennessee  

In Illinois, in a press release, the USDA Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an investment of $9 million in four, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 3,744 rural households, 31 businesses, 41 farms and a critical community facility in Tennessee.

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Topics: USDA Rural Broadband Grants, 5G, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, Telehealth, Illinois Broadband, Tennessee Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, August 5, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

DyLQMV-VAAA-vMK-1FCC Grants Forbearance from UNE Loop and Resale Requirements

At the statutory deadline on Friday, the FCC announced it had granted US Telecom’s petition asking it to forbear from requiring price cap ILECs to continue offering: (1) analog voice-grade copper loops on an unbundled basis at regulated rates and (2) legacy services for resale at regulated rates. The FCC found that the communications marketplace has transformed over the past  twenty years, with consumers migrating away from plain old telephone service provided over copper wires by their local telephone company toward newer, any-distance voice services provided over next-generation networks by cable, mobile and fixed wireless, and over-the-top VoIP providers. 

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Topics: FCC CAF Phase II, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, Telehealth, Forbearnace from UNE Loop and Resale

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, July 29, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

NARUCNARUC Lifeline Resolution

At its July 2019 Summer Policy Summit, the NARUC approved a resolution  on Lifeline that urges the Federal Communications Commission to (i) work quickly and collaboratively with service providers and other stakeholders to fix the National Verifier before use of it is required in any state by (a) implementing service provider APIs, and (b) securing access to federal/state SNAP and Medicaid databases,

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Topics: Lifeline, NARUC, National Lifeline Verifier, FCC August Open Meeting, Kari’s Law/RAY BAUM’S Act, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, Telehealth, Digital Opportunity Data Collection

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