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The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Proposes Information Sharing of Communication Outages with Other Federal and State Agencies,  FCC Establishes Bidding Procedures for 3.5 GHz Band, FCC Adopts Rules to Auction C-Band Spectrum for 5G Services and Seeks Comment on Bidding Procedures, FCC Wants to Free Up White Space to Increase Broadband Coverage in Rural Areas 

 

network outage shutterstock_1586822953FCC Proposes Information Sharing of Communication Outages with Other Federal and State Agencies 

In a press release, the FCC announced a proposed framework for sharing detailed communications outage information with state and federal agencies to improve their situational awareness, enhance their ability to respond more quickly to outages affecting their communities, and help save lives, while also preserving the confidentiality of this data.

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Topics: rural broadband, Network Outage Reporting System, DIRS, Disaster Information Reporting System, NORS, TV White Spaces, C-Band Spectrum, communications outage information, 3.5 GHz Band , 5G Services

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, February 24, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  California Announces New Online Comment Portal for the Public, USDA Announces Georgia Broadband Grant, FCC February Open Meeting Agenda

 

220px-Brownofficebuilding_(1)California Announces New Online Comment Portal for the Public 

The PUC issues a press release announcing that the public can now submit comments on CPUC matters electronically, as well as review the comments of others.  Importantly, the PUC noted that the new format is only for public comments on proceedings. 

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Topics: Public Safety, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, USDA Broadband Grant, FCC February Open Meeting , Flexible Use of the C-band, C-band Auction Bidding, TV White Spaces, Georgia Broadband, California Online Comment Portal

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, February 10, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Begins TRACED Act Proceedings,  FCC February Open Meeting, FCC Procedures For $691M Investment in Puerto Rico & USVI Networks, USDA Rural Broadband Grants 

FCC entrance shutterstock-1FCC Begins TRACED Act Proceedings 

The FCC has initiated the first of the rulemakings required by the TRACED Act.  Specifically, it is seeking comment on rules establishing a registration process for a single consortium to conduct private-led efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls. 

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Topics: USDA Rural Broadband Grants, TRACED Act, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, FCC February Open Meeting , Flexible Use of the C-band, C-band Auction Bidding, TV White Spaces, Licenses for the 3.5 GHz Band, Electronic Delivery of Carriage Election Notices, Cable Operator Interests in Video Programming

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