The Regulatory Mix - Monday May 11, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: USDA Announces Broadband Award in New Hampshire, FCC Announces Changes in Media Relations Office

USDA Announces Broadband Award in New Hampshire

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the USDA is investing $2 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in New Hampshire.  This funding is part of USDA’s round one investments through the ReConnect Pilot Program.fa-policy-usda-building-1

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Topics: FCC, FCC's Media Bureau, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, high-speed broadband, 5G Technology, USDA's Reconnect Pilot Program, USDA’s ReConnect program, USDA Broadband Investments, COVID-19

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Robocall Traceback Efforts, USDA Rural Broadband Grants and  USDA ReConnect Program Application Window and Webinar


FCC entrance shutterstockFCC Robocall Traceback Efforts

The FCC announced that its Enforcement Bureau sent letters to seven gateway service providers asking for their support in tracking down the originators of illegal spoofed foreign robocalls.

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Topics: USDA Rural Broadband Grants, TRACED Act, STIR/SHAKEN, USDA’s ReConnect program, robocall traceback

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 23, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC front view-1-1FCC To Review Robocall Blocking Options  

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the FCC will begin a study of unwanted-call blocking services available to consumers.  “As the FCC continues to pull out all the stops to protect consumers against scam robocalls and spoofing, we expect phone companies and others to make effective tools available to consumers so they can block unwanted and fraudulent calls,” said Chairman Pai. “This report will help us better understand where we stand on call blocking and how the actions we’ve taken to date have worked.”

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Topics: FCC Commissioner O'Rielly, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Robocall Blocking, Mississippi No-Call Violations, 911 State Fee Report, USDA’s ReConnect program, West Virginia Broadband

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