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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, March 12, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Releases List of Equipment and Services Posing a Threat to National Security, FCC’s Rosenworcel Welcomes Passage of Legislation that Would Create $7.1 Billion Emergency Connectivity Fund for Remote Learning, US House Energy and Commerce Committee Members Insist on Transparency and Accountability in Letters to Facebook, Google, and Twitter 

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 Shutterstock-1FCC Releases List of Equipment and Services Posing a Threat to National Security

Consistent with requirements in the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019, the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau today released a list of communications equipment and services that have been deemed a threat to national security.

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Topics: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, National Security, FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, Emergency Connectivity Fund for Remote Learning

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: Colorado Proposes Permanent Rule Revisions to Implement Statewide 9-1-1 Surcharge, New Jersey Net Neutrality Bill, US House Committee Members Urge FCC to Quickly Produce Accurate Broadband Maps

 

911 locatnoiColorado Proposes Permanent Rule Revisions to Implement Statewide 9-1-1 Surcharge 

The Public Utilities Commission of Colorado (PUC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to change various rule sections in compliance with House Bill 20-1293 which became effective January 1, 2021

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Topics: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, New Jersey Net Neutrality, Broadband Maps, Statewide 9-1-1 Surcharge, Colorado 9-1-1 Surcharge

The Regulatory Mix -Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: Arkansas to Allow Municipal Broadband, California Net Neutrality Injunction Denied, FCC Extends Form 477 March 1st Filing Deadline, House Energy and Commerce GOP Members Urge FCC  to Defend Free Speech and Freedom of the Press 

state of Arkansas SealArkansas to Allow Municipal Broadband 

In an ongoing effort to bridge the digital divide, a new law permits Arkansas municipalities to offer broadband as well as voice, data, video and wireless service.  Governor Asa Hutchinson signed the bill on February 4, 2020, amending the Telecommunications Regulatory Reform Act of 2013.  Previously, such services could only be provided by cable or telephone companies.  

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Topics: FCC Form 477, California Net Neutrality, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Arkansas Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Congress Urges FCC and FTC Stop To Work on Controversial Items in Light of Election Results,  Senate Commerce Committee To Mark Up Several Telecom Bills

 

US-Capitol-Building-Dome-Interior-Photo-Credit-courtesy-of-washington_org_Congress Urges FCC and FTC Stop to Work on Controversial Items in Light of Election Results 

House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders wrote to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons asking that the two commissions stop work on all partisan or controversial items currently under consideration in light of the results of last week’s presidential election.

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Topics: FCC, FTC, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Senate Commerce Committee, Ensuring Network Security Act, transfer of power, Internet Exchange Act of 2019

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, July 16, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: House Energy And Commerce Committee Telecom Bills, FCC Announces Carriers Electing BDS Incentive Regulation

 

US Congress sunset shutterstock purchased62620House Energy and Commerce Committee Telecom Bills

The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced it advanced seven communications bills and one House resolution to the full House of Representatives by voice votes.  The legislation is as follows:

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Topics: BDS, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  US Congress Broadband Mapping Bill, FCC Seeks Comment For 2020 CVAA Report 

 

winter us cap dome shutterstock-2US Congress Broadband Mapping Bill 

 

The US House passed, by unanimous consent, S. 1822, the bipartisan Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act.  The bill is intended to improve efforts to collect more accurate internet availability data, boost connectivity, and make sure our limited resources are used to deploy broadband in communities that need it most. 

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Topics: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Broadband Mapping Bill, 2020 CVAA Report 

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 2, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix:  USDA Announces $28 Million Broadband Investment in Virginia, FCC Proposes over $200 Million in Fines for Wireless Location Data Violations, FCC Proposes Bidding Procedures for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction, FCC Seeks Comment on Cable Operator Recordkeeping Rules 

 

USDA LogoUSDA Announces $28 Million Broadband Investment in Virginia 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Virginia Beth Green announced USDA has invested $28 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure for more than 17,000 rural households in Virginia.

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Topics: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, USDA Broadband Grant, Virginia Broadband, Cable Operator Recordkeeping Rules, Wireless Location Data Violations, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  CTIA Announces Abandonment of National Emergency Address Database, US Congress First Responder Act, USDA Reconnect Program Workshop, FCC Updates From 499

 

CTIACTIA Announces Abandonment of National Emergency Address Database 

CTIA, through its subsidiary NEAD LLC, announced that the National Emergency Address Database (NEAD) Platform has ceased operation and is no longer available to support wireless providers’ provision of dispatchable location information. 

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Topics: FCC Form 499, CTIA, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, NEAD, First Responder Act, 9-1-1 infrastructure, USDA Reconnect Program, National Emergency Address Database

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

USDA LogoUSDA Awards over $40 Million in Missouri, Iowa 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it has invested $41.6 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for rural households and farms in Missouri and Southern Iowa. This is one of many funding announcements in the first round of USDA’s Reconnect Pilot Program investments.

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Topics: The Regulatory Mix, broadband deployment, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, USDA's Reconnect Pilot Program, rural e-Connectivity, MAPS Act, Broadband DATA Act, SHARE Act, Network Security Information Sharing Act of 2019, Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2019, Television Viewer Protection Act

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressUS House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Markup  

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) announced that the Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold a markup on Thursday, November 14, at 11:30 am, to consider over half a dozen pieces of legislation related to broadband mapping, spectrum sharing, promoting 5G networks and network security.  They will also consider a bill to reauthorize a media law to provide greater transparency and rights to consumers, including subscribers of Internet service providers and fixed and mobile telephone providers. 

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Topics: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, 5G Networks, House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Broadband Mapping, Spectrum Sharing, Network Security

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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, March 12, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Releases List of Equipment and Services Posing a Threat to National Security, FCC’s Rosenworcel Welcomes Passage of Legislation that Would Create $7.1 Billion Emergency Connectivity Fund for Remote Learning, US House Energy and Commerce Committee Members Insist on Transparency and Accountability in Letters to Facebook, Google, and Twitter 

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 Shutterstock-1FCC Releases List of Equipment and Services Posing a Threat to National Security

Consistent with requirements in the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019, the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau today released a list of communications equipment and services that have been deemed a threat to national security.

Read More
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Topics: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, National Security, FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, Emergency Connectivity Fund for Remote Learning

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: Colorado Proposes Permanent Rule Revisions to Implement Statewide 9-1-1 Surcharge, New Jersey Net Neutrality Bill, US House Committee Members Urge FCC to Quickly Produce Accurate Broadband Maps

 

911 locatnoiColorado Proposes Permanent Rule Revisions to Implement Statewide 9-1-1 Surcharge 

The Public Utilities Commission of Colorado (PUC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to change various rule sections in compliance with House Bill 20-1293 which became effective January 1, 2021

Read More
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Topics: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, New Jersey Net Neutrality, Broadband Maps, Statewide 9-1-1 Surcharge, Colorado 9-1-1 Surcharge

The Regulatory Mix -Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: Arkansas to Allow Municipal Broadband, California Net Neutrality Injunction Denied, FCC Extends Form 477 March 1st Filing Deadline, House Energy and Commerce GOP Members Urge FCC  to Defend Free Speech and Freedom of the Press 

state of Arkansas SealArkansas to Allow Municipal Broadband 

In an ongoing effort to bridge the digital divide, a new law permits Arkansas municipalities to offer broadband as well as voice, data, video and wireless service.  Governor Asa Hutchinson signed the bill on February 4, 2020, amending the Telecommunications Regulatory Reform Act of 2013.  Previously, such services could only be provided by cable or telephone companies.  

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Topics: FCC Form 477, California Net Neutrality, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Arkansas Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Congress Urges FCC and FTC Stop To Work on Controversial Items in Light of Election Results,  Senate Commerce Committee To Mark Up Several Telecom Bills

 

US-Capitol-Building-Dome-Interior-Photo-Credit-courtesy-of-washington_org_Congress Urges FCC and FTC Stop to Work on Controversial Items in Light of Election Results 

House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders wrote to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons asking that the two commissions stop work on all partisan or controversial items currently under consideration in light of the results of last week’s presidential election.

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Topics: FCC, FTC, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Senate Commerce Committee, Ensuring Network Security Act, transfer of power, Internet Exchange Act of 2019

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, July 16, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: House Energy And Commerce Committee Telecom Bills, FCC Announces Carriers Electing BDS Incentive Regulation

 

US Congress sunset shutterstock purchased62620House Energy and Commerce Committee Telecom Bills

The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced it advanced seven communications bills and one House resolution to the full House of Representatives by voice votes.  The legislation is as follows:

Read More
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Topics: BDS, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  US Congress Broadband Mapping Bill, FCC Seeks Comment For 2020 CVAA Report 

 

winter us cap dome shutterstock-2US Congress Broadband Mapping Bill 

 

The US House passed, by unanimous consent, S. 1822, the bipartisan Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act.  The bill is intended to improve efforts to collect more accurate internet availability data, boost connectivity, and make sure our limited resources are used to deploy broadband in communities that need it most. 

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Broadband Mapping Bill, 2020 CVAA Report 

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 2, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix:  USDA Announces $28 Million Broadband Investment in Virginia, FCC Proposes over $200 Million in Fines for Wireless Location Data Violations, FCC Proposes Bidding Procedures for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction, FCC Seeks Comment on Cable Operator Recordkeeping Rules 

 

USDA LogoUSDA Announces $28 Million Broadband Investment in Virginia 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Virginia Beth Green announced USDA has invested $28 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure for more than 17,000 rural households in Virginia.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, USDA Broadband Grant, Virginia Broadband, Cable Operator Recordkeeping Rules, Wireless Location Data Violations, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  CTIA Announces Abandonment of National Emergency Address Database, US Congress First Responder Act, USDA Reconnect Program Workshop, FCC Updates From 499

 

CTIACTIA Announces Abandonment of National Emergency Address Database 

CTIA, through its subsidiary NEAD LLC, announced that the National Emergency Address Database (NEAD) Platform has ceased operation and is no longer available to support wireless providers’ provision of dispatchable location information. 

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: FCC Form 499, CTIA, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, NEAD, First Responder Act, 9-1-1 infrastructure, USDA Reconnect Program, National Emergency Address Database

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

USDA LogoUSDA Awards over $40 Million in Missouri, Iowa 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it has invested $41.6 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for rural households and farms in Missouri and Southern Iowa. This is one of many funding announcements in the first round of USDA’s Reconnect Pilot Program investments.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: The Regulatory Mix, broadband deployment, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, USDA's Reconnect Pilot Program, rural e-Connectivity, MAPS Act, Broadband DATA Act, SHARE Act, Network Security Information Sharing Act of 2019, Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2019, Television Viewer Protection Act

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressUS House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Markup  

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) announced that the Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold a markup on Thursday, November 14, at 11:30 am, to consider over half a dozen pieces of legislation related to broadband mapping, spectrum sharing, promoting 5G networks and network security.  They will also consider a bill to reauthorize a media law to provide greater transparency and rights to consumers, including subscribers of Internet service providers and fixed and mobile telephone providers. 

Read More
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Topics: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, 5G Networks, House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Broadband Mapping, Spectrum Sharing, Network Security