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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, October 23, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix:  California Opens Proceeding To Consider Regulation of Inmate Calling Service Rates, USDA Announces Additional Broadband Funding

 

prison phones shutterstock_1097349995California Opens Proceeding To Consider Regulation of Inmate Calling Service Rates

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has opened a proceeding to consider whether, and if so how, it should regulate the rates, terms, and conditions of telecommunications services provided to incarcerated people in California.

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Topics: Illinois Broadband, USDA Broadband Grants, Kentucky Broadband, California Inmate Calling Service Rates, Washington Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 22, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  USDA Announces Additional Broadband Funding, FCC Releases New and Updated Data for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction

 

rural-broadband-800x506-2USDA Announces Additional Broadband Funding

The USDA announced new Reconnect broadband funding in five states.

In Iowa:

  • Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company of Moulton, Iowa will use a $4.9 million ReConnect grant and a $4.9 million ReConnect loan to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network,
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Topics: Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction, RDOF, USDA Broadband Grants

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  USDA Announces Additional Broadband Funding In Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming,  FCC Eliminates Caps On FY 2020 RHC Upfront Payments and Multi-year Commitments, FCC Announces Virtual Tech Supplier Diversity Showcase

 

USDA LogoUSDA Announces Additional Broadband Funding in Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming

The USDA announced new Reconnect broadband funding in four states.

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Topics: West Virginia Broadband, Illinois Broadband, Pennsylvania Broadband, Wyoming Broadband, USDA Broadband Grants, FCC Virtual Tech Supplier Diversity Showcase

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, October 16, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: USDA Announces Broadband Funding for Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Montana and South Dakota, FCC Signs Memorandum of Understanding for 5G Networks

 

broadband shutterstock_542814394-1USDA Announces Broadband Funding for Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and South Dakota

The USDA announced over $66 million in new ReConnect broadband funding in five states.

In Idaho, USDA announced two investmentsMidvale Telephone Company will use a $5.4 million ReConnect grant and $5.4 million ReConnect loan

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Topics: access to landline service, Inteserra Briefing, USDA’s ReConnect program, South Dakota Broadband, USDA Broadband Grants, Montana Broadband, Nevada Broadband, Oregon Broadband, FCC on 5G Networks

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces Qualified Bidders for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction,  USDA Announces Broadband Grants In Iowa, Alaska, and Illinois

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 Shutterstock-1FCC Announces Qualified Bidders for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction

The FCC announced that 386 applicants are qualified to bid in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction.  The number of qualified bidders represents a more than 75% increase in the number of bidders in 2018’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction and also includes bidding consortia that contain multiple service providers.

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Topics: Illinois Broadband, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction, RDOF, USDA Broadband Grants, Alaska Broadband, Auction 904

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Kansas Announces New Broadband Office and New Grants, FCC’s Rosenworcel Releases Second Half of Podcast, FCC E-Rate Funding Announced

 

braodband imageKansas Announces New Broadband Office and New Grants

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order #20-67 to establish the Office of Broadband Development and announced the distribution of nearly $50 million in Connectivity Emergency Response Grant (CERG) funds to underserved communities across Kansas. Read More
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Topics: Colorado Broadband Grants, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel, Broadband Conversations Podcast, USDA Broadband Grants, Kansas Broadband Grants, FCC E-Rate Funding

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, October 9, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: USDA Rural Broadband Grants in Tennessee, DOD Announces $600 Million for 5G Experimentation and Testing at Five Installations, Virginia Allocates $30 Million in CARES Act Funding to Fast-Track Broadband Projects

 

5G from shutterstock_1341108944DOD Announces $600 Million for 5G Experimentation and Testing at Five Installations

The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced $600 million in awards for 5G experimentation and testing at five U.S. military test sites, representing the largest full-scale 5G tests for dual-use applications in the world.

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Topics: broadband, Tennessee Broadband, USDA Broadband Grants, DOD 5G Experimentation and Testing, Virginia CARES Act Funding

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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, October 23, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix:  California Opens Proceeding To Consider Regulation of Inmate Calling Service Rates, USDA Announces Additional Broadband Funding

 

prison phones shutterstock_1097349995California Opens Proceeding To Consider Regulation of Inmate Calling Service Rates

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has opened a proceeding to consider whether, and if so how, it should regulate the rates, terms, and conditions of telecommunications services provided to incarcerated people in California.

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Topics: Illinois Broadband, USDA Broadband Grants, Kentucky Broadband, California Inmate Calling Service Rates, Washington Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 22, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  USDA Announces Additional Broadband Funding, FCC Releases New and Updated Data for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction

 

rural-broadband-800x506-2USDA Announces Additional Broadband Funding

The USDA announced new Reconnect broadband funding in five states.

In Iowa:

  • Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company of Moulton, Iowa will use a $4.9 million ReConnect grant and a $4.9 million ReConnect loan to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network,
Read More
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Topics: Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction, RDOF, USDA Broadband Grants

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  USDA Announces Additional Broadband Funding In Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming,  FCC Eliminates Caps On FY 2020 RHC Upfront Payments and Multi-year Commitments, FCC Announces Virtual Tech Supplier Diversity Showcase

 

USDA LogoUSDA Announces Additional Broadband Funding in Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming

The USDA announced new Reconnect broadband funding in four states.

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Topics: West Virginia Broadband, Illinois Broadband, Pennsylvania Broadband, Wyoming Broadband, USDA Broadband Grants, FCC Virtual Tech Supplier Diversity Showcase

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, October 16, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: USDA Announces Broadband Funding for Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Montana and South Dakota, FCC Signs Memorandum of Understanding for 5G Networks

 

broadband shutterstock_542814394-1USDA Announces Broadband Funding for Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and South Dakota

The USDA announced over $66 million in new ReConnect broadband funding in five states.

In Idaho, USDA announced two investmentsMidvale Telephone Company will use a $5.4 million ReConnect grant and $5.4 million ReConnect loan

Read More
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Topics: access to landline service, Inteserra Briefing, USDA’s ReConnect program, South Dakota Broadband, USDA Broadband Grants, Montana Broadband, Nevada Broadband, Oregon Broadband, FCC on 5G Networks

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces Qualified Bidders for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction,  USDA Announces Broadband Grants In Iowa, Alaska, and Illinois

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 Shutterstock-1FCC Announces Qualified Bidders for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction

The FCC announced that 386 applicants are qualified to bid in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction.  The number of qualified bidders represents a more than 75% increase in the number of bidders in 2018’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction and also includes bidding consortia that contain multiple service providers.

Read More
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Topics: Illinois Broadband, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction, RDOF, USDA Broadband Grants, Alaska Broadband, Auction 904

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Kansas Announces New Broadband Office and New Grants, FCC’s Rosenworcel Releases Second Half of Podcast, FCC E-Rate Funding Announced

 

braodband imageKansas Announces New Broadband Office and New Grants

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order #20-67 to establish the Office of Broadband Development and announced the distribution of nearly $50 million in Connectivity Emergency Response Grant (CERG) funds to underserved communities across Kansas. Read More
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Topics: Colorado Broadband Grants, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel, Broadband Conversations Podcast, USDA Broadband Grants, Kansas Broadband Grants, FCC E-Rate Funding

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, October 9, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: USDA Rural Broadband Grants in Tennessee, DOD Announces $600 Million for 5G Experimentation and Testing at Five Installations, Virginia Allocates $30 Million in CARES Act Funding to Fast-Track Broadband Projects

 

5G from shutterstock_1341108944DOD Announces $600 Million for 5G Experimentation and Testing at Five Installations

The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced $600 million in awards for 5G experimentation and testing at five U.S. military test sites, representing the largest full-scale 5G tests for dual-use applications in the world.

Read More
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Topics: broadband, Tennessee Broadband, USDA Broadband Grants, DOD 5G Experimentation and Testing, Virginia CARES Act Funding

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