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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

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, July 18, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressHouse Committee Advances Robocalling Bill

The House Energy and Commerce Committee favorably reported the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375), as amended, to the full House of Representatives by a vote of 48-0.  Commenting on the action, Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) said: “Today, the American people are one step closer to reclaiming control of their phones from annoying and illegal robocalls. Read More
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Topics: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, US Virgin Islands 911 Fee Diversion

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

US Congressional Office BuildingsHouse Committee Questions Google on Precise Location Information Database

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), full-Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai expressing their concern about reports of a massive database of precise location information on hundreds of millions of consumers, known inside Google as “Sensorvault,” and requesting a briefing and answers on how this information is used both inside and outside the company. 

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Topics: CRTC, robocalls, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, data privacy, Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, Sensorvault, Precise Location Information Database

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

dome and flagUS House Passes Save the Internet Act

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement after H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, passed on the floor of the House of Representatives by a vote of 232-190:

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Topics: Net Neutrality, INCOMPAS, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, Save the Internet Act, Enforcement Advisory on Video TV Set-Top Boxes

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

dome and flagUS House Republicans on Open Internet

Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) released the text of his opening remarks at today’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on "Legislating to Safeguard the Free and Open Internet." 

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Topics: Inmate Calling Services, Open Internet, ICS, FCC National Library Week, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, February 28, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

US CapitolFederal Blockchain Legislation Introduced 

Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY), both members of the House Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and Senator Todd Young and Senator Ed Markey, members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announced the introduction of the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019 (HR 1361 and S 553). 

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Topics: rural broadband, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Indiana Broadband Grant Program, Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, February 15, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

NTIA logoBroadband Milestone Report Released by NTIA

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a report that outlines a vision for how the Federal Government can increase broadband access and actions that various Federal Agencies are taking to increase private-sector investment in broadband. 

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Topics: NTIA, GAO, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Broadband Milestone Report, DOI Rural Tower Map, Internet Privacy Report, FCC 477 Data

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, February 1, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

www.inteserra.comhs-fshubfssocial-suggested-imagesfcc-hqjpgFCC Delays Form 477 Filing Date

The FCC announced that the filing deadline for the Form 477 data as of December 31, 2018 has been extended to March 8, 2019.  It also announced that the FCC’s Form 477 filing interface is now accepting data as of December 31, 2018.  The FCC reminded providers required to file Form 477 that their failure to do so may subject then enforcement action under sections 502 and 503 of the Communications Act and any other applicable law. 

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Topics: FCC Form 477, California Net Neutrality, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, FCC Restoring Internet Freedom Order

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

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