Today's Regulatory Mix: California Opens Small LEC Areas to CLEC Competition, USDA Announces Funding For Rural Broadband in Missouri
California Opens Small LEC Areas to CLEC Competition
The Public Utilities Commission of California (PUC) has opened the service territories of 13 Small Local Exchange Carriers (Small LECs) to wireline competition from CLECs. CLECs seeking to compete in the service territories of the Small LECs must satisfy a modified version of the current local competition rules applicable to CLECs.
Missouri Rural Broadband,
California CLEC Competition,
USDA Broadband Funding,
Small LEC Areas
Today's Regulatory Mix: USDA Announces Funding for Oklahoma Broadband, FCC Eliminates Three Legacy TRS Rules, FCC Issues Ruling On Inmate Calling Service (ICS) Rates
USDA Announces Funding for Oklahoma Broadband
The USDA announced it is investing more than $29 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Oklahoma. Specifically:
USDA Broadband Grant,
Inmate Calling Service Rates
Today's Regulatory Mix: USDA Implements Measures to Help Rural Telecoms, FCC Extends Comment Deadlines for 2020 Communications Marketplace Report
USDA Implements Measures to Help Rural Telecoms
The USDA Rural Development released a list of actions it has taken to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes several actions designed to assist rural utilities.
2020 Communications Marketplace Report,
Today's Regulatory Mix: Joint Agency Report on Broadband Deployment, FCC to Consider STIR/SHAKEN Implementation Rules
Joint Agency Report on Broadband Deployment
The US. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has submitted the JOINT REPORT in response to SECTION 6212 of the 2018 FARM BILL to Congress. This report summarizes how USDA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are working together to deploy broadband to rural areas.
Rural Broadband Deployment,
Iowa Governor Touts Report Highlighting K-12 Broadband Access
In a press release, Governor Reynolds announced that Iowa’s classrooms are more connected today than ever before.
National Lifeline Eligibility Verifier,
Iowa Broadband Access,
South Carolina Broadband Grant
NECA 's Proposed 2019 Modification of Average Schedule Formulas
The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau is seeking comment on the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc.’s (NECA) proposed modification of average schedule formulas. NECA proposes to revise the formulas for average schedule interstate settlement disbursements in connection with the provision of interstate access services for the period beginning July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.
NECA Average Schedule,
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel,
Average Schedule Formulas,
Department of Agriculture,
Security Risks to Emerging 5G Networks,
e-Connectivity Resource Guide
Today: USDA Task Force Report on Rural Broadband Deployment, US House Broadband Principles, US House Hearing on IOT
Rural Broadband Deployment,
US House Broadband Principles,
rural high-speed internet access