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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, August 17, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: California Attorney General Announces Final CCPA Regulations, Massachusetts Attorney General Announces Creation of New Privacy Division, FCC Seeks Nominations For USAC Board

California Attorney General Announces Final CCPA Regulations

Sunset view of the Golden Gate Bridge and fog from Battery Spencer,  Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in San Francisco, California.The Attorney General of California announced approval by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) of final regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

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Topics: USAC, Consumer Privacy, fcc.gov, Massachusetts Attorney General Healey, California Consumer Privacy Act, CCPA, California attorney general

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, June 8, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC E-Rate Funding Guidance, FCC Seeks Comment on 5G Fund Adjustment Factor

 

2020 FCC SealFCC E-Rate Funding Guidance 

The FCC has issued guidance to USAC on E-rate Competitive Bidding Rules for FY 2020.  Specifically, it reiterated the guidance previously communicated to USAC regarding the treatment of E-Rate applications for which the applicant mistakenly selected a drop-down menu option on its FCC Form 470 that did not fully reflect the services for which it intended to seek bids.

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Topics: USAC, E-Rate Program Funding, FCC Form 470, 5g fund adjustment factor

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, March 20, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Announces More Companies Signed on to the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, FCC Issues Consumer Advisory On COVID-19 Scams, FCC Guidance On Non-US Banks Letters of Credit 

 

FCC entrance shutterstock-1FCC Announces More Companies Signed on to the Keep Americans Connected Pledge 

 

The FCC announced that 205 additional broadband and phone service providers have taken the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, bringing the total number of companies to 390. By taking the Pledge, each of these companies has committed for the next 60 days to (1) not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;

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Topics: USAC, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, Keep Americans Connected Pledge

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FTC bldgFTC Releases Details for its Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection

In a press release, the FTC issued details for its upcoming June 12, 2019, hearing.  See the Regulatory Mix dated 6/3/19.

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Topics: USAC, FCC Rural Health Care, FTC Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection, FY 2019 filing window

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

rosenworcel-bio-page-09122018Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast with Former 911 Operator

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the release of her latest Broadband Conversations podcast with her with her guest, Congresswoman Norma Torres—the only 911 operator serving in Congress. Congresswoman Torres spent 17 years as a 911 operator for the Los Angeles Police Department.  Rosenworcel said: “Before a whistle on a fire station blows, an ambulance races, or an air horn blares, it is a 911 professional who takes in a call and sets emergency response in motion.

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Topics: USAC, E-rate Program, USF Funds, FCC Broadband Conversations Podcast, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Lifeline Fraud, FCC Office of the Inspector General, 911 Operators

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, March 7, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

hearing-room9House Hearings on Net Neutrality

Energy and Commerce 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 legislative hearing on restoring net neutrality protections on Tuesday, March 12, at 10:00 am in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

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Topics: Net Neutrality, USF, USAC, US House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearings, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, Save the Iternet Act, House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, Use of E-Rate Funds, Legislating to Safeguard the Free & Open Internet

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, August 20, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FCC E-Rate Year 2018 Funding, FCC Satellite Communications Competition  

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Topics: USAC, E-Rate Program Funding, FCC International Bureau, Satellite Communications Competition, wholesale communications providers, retail communications providers

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Posted by Cory Garone

Today:  Illinois Governor Signs Two New Bills, FCC Seeks Comment on TracFone Emergency Petition Regarding the National Verifier 

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Topics: USAC, TracFone, FCC Wireline Competition Bureau, BDAC, Illinois Broadband Advisory Council

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today: FCC Restoration Funding for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands,   Florida PSC Releases Telecom Industry Competition Report 

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Topics: USAC, ETCs, USVI Fund, eligible telecommunicatons carriers, FCC Restoration Funding for Puerto Rico, FCC Restoration Funding for US Virgin Islands, Florida Telecom Industry Competition Report

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, July 6, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  US Congress CPNI Hearing, FCC 1Q 2018 Inflation Adjustment for Cable Operators, FCC Mobility Fund Phase II Challenge Process 

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Topics: CPNI, USAC, Form 477 Data, FCC Mobility Fund Phase II, FCC Form 1240, #SubCommTech, MF-II challenge process, 1Q 2018 inflation adjustment for cable operators

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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, August 17, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: California Attorney General Announces Final CCPA Regulations, Massachusetts Attorney General Announces Creation of New Privacy Division, FCC Seeks Nominations For USAC Board

California Attorney General Announces Final CCPA Regulations

Sunset view of the Golden Gate Bridge and fog from Battery Spencer,  Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in San Francisco, California.The Attorney General of California announced approval by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) of final regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

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Topics: USAC, Consumer Privacy, fcc.gov, Massachusetts Attorney General Healey, California Consumer Privacy Act, CCPA, California attorney general

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, June 8, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC E-Rate Funding Guidance, FCC Seeks Comment on 5G Fund Adjustment Factor

 

2020 FCC SealFCC E-Rate Funding Guidance 

The FCC has issued guidance to USAC on E-rate Competitive Bidding Rules for FY 2020.  Specifically, it reiterated the guidance previously communicated to USAC regarding the treatment of E-Rate applications for which the applicant mistakenly selected a drop-down menu option on its FCC Form 470 that did not fully reflect the services for which it intended to seek bids.

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Topics: USAC, E-Rate Program Funding, FCC Form 470, 5g fund adjustment factor

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, March 20, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Announces More Companies Signed on to the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, FCC Issues Consumer Advisory On COVID-19 Scams, FCC Guidance On Non-US Banks Letters of Credit 

 

FCC entrance shutterstock-1FCC Announces More Companies Signed on to the Keep Americans Connected Pledge 

 

The FCC announced that 205 additional broadband and phone service providers have taken the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, bringing the total number of companies to 390. By taking the Pledge, each of these companies has committed for the next 60 days to (1) not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;

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Topics: USAC, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, Keep Americans Connected Pledge

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FTC bldgFTC Releases Details for its Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection

In a press release, the FTC issued details for its upcoming June 12, 2019, hearing.  See the Regulatory Mix dated 6/3/19.

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Topics: USAC, FCC Rural Health Care, FTC Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection, FY 2019 filing window

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

rosenworcel-bio-page-09122018Rosenworcel Releases New Podcast with Former 911 Operator

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the release of her latest Broadband Conversations podcast with her with her guest, Congresswoman Norma Torres—the only 911 operator serving in Congress. Congresswoman Torres spent 17 years as a 911 operator for the Los Angeles Police Department.  Rosenworcel said: “Before a whistle on a fire station blows, an ambulance races, or an air horn blares, it is a 911 professional who takes in a call and sets emergency response in motion.

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Topics: USAC, E-rate Program, USF Funds, FCC Broadband Conversations Podcast, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Lifeline Fraud, FCC Office of the Inspector General, 911 Operators

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, March 7, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

hearing-room9House Hearings on Net Neutrality

Energy and Commerce 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 legislative hearing on restoring net neutrality protections on Tuesday, March 12, at 10:00 am in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

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Topics: Net Neutrality, USF, USAC, US House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearings, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, Save the Iternet Act, House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, Use of E-Rate Funds, Legislating to Safeguard the Free & Open Internet

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, August 20, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FCC E-Rate Year 2018 Funding, FCC Satellite Communications Competition  

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Topics: USAC, E-Rate Program Funding, FCC International Bureau, Satellite Communications Competition, wholesale communications providers, retail communications providers

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Posted by Cory Garone

Today:  Illinois Governor Signs Two New Bills, FCC Seeks Comment on TracFone Emergency Petition Regarding the National Verifier 

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Topics: USAC, TracFone, FCC Wireline Competition Bureau, BDAC, Illinois Broadband Advisory Council

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today: FCC Restoration Funding for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands,   Florida PSC Releases Telecom Industry Competition Report 

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Topics: USAC, ETCs, USVI Fund, eligible telecommunicatons carriers, FCC Restoration Funding for Puerto Rico, FCC Restoration Funding for US Virgin Islands, Florida Telecom Industry Competition Report

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, July 6, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  US Congress CPNI Hearing, FCC 1Q 2018 Inflation Adjustment for Cable Operators, FCC Mobility Fund Phase II Challenge Process 

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Topics: CPNI, USAC, Form 477 Data, FCC Mobility Fund Phase II, FCC Form 1240, #SubCommTech, MF-II challenge process, 1Q 2018 inflation adjustment for cable operators

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