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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces Approval of Additional COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications, FCC Further Extends Temporary Relay Services Waiver, New York Comment on New COVID-19 Proceeding


 

FCC entrance shutterstock-1FCC Announces Approval of Additional COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications

 

The FCC announced the approval of an additional 77 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $29.41 million in funding to provide Telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Topics: TRS, FCC Telehealth Program, Temporary Relay Services Waiver, New York Covid-19 Proceeding

Changes to the Telecom Relay Fund (TRS) coming soon! Are you ready?

Posted by Tom Forte

TRS from shutterstockIn December 2019, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revised the contribution rules associated with the federal Telecommunications Relay Service Fund (TRS or Fund).  Specifically, the FCC expanded the contribution base for IP captioned telephone service (IP CTS) to include intrastate only providers.

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Topics: TRS, IP CTS, IP captioned telephone service, FCC Contribution Rules

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Grants TRS Waivers in Light of COVID-19, FCC Waives E-Rate and RHC Gift Rules, FTC Outlines Response to COVID-19 

 

FCC logo-1FCC Grants TRS Waivers in Light of COVID-19 

The FCC has granted Telecommunications Relay Service providers temporary waivers to better enable American Sign Language interpreters to work from home in order to maintain relay services during the current coronavirus pandemic for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind, or have a speech disability. 

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Topics: TRS, FTC, FCC E-Rate, COVID-19, RHC Gift Rules

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Briefing.

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Topics: FCC, TRS, Michigan, Charter-Time Warner - Bright House, SADC, Business Data Services, CMC Telecom, Nebraska USF

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Briefing.

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Topics: FCC, TRS, Ohio, area code, AT&T Discontinuance

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Briefing.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, TRS, California, DOE, Network Optimized Distrubuted Energy Systems, Forfeiture Order, NODES

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Briefing.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, TRS, energy competition, California

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, September 25, 2015

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, TRS, 911, Compliance Reporting, Sprint

VoIP Regulation: More than you thought?

Posted by Karen Ritter

As I participated in our product demonstration last week on the VoIP Requirements publication, I was reminded how diverse VoIP regulation is across the nation. The FCC and state regulatory agencies impose certain operational requirements, financial obligations, and reporting requirements on VoIP providers that can be challenging to track by jurisdiction.

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Topics: USF, TRS, 911, VoIP, VoIP regulation, featured post

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, April 20, 2015

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, TRS, wireless, broadband, West Virginia

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