The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, January 17, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

PUC-seal-mxi7dk9witqayvb4970siqydd5zrzdoclqaeyl8zpkTexas Releases Competition Report

The Texas PUC released its 2019 Scope of Competition Report.  The Report examines the state of competition in Texas since the last report was released in 2017.  According to the report, three trends continue to define the competitive telecommunications marketplace in Texas: (1) decreases in the number of traditional analog telephone lines; (2) substitution of wired service by wireless service; and (3) adoption of highspeed broadband services and other IP-enabled services like VoIP, which requires a broadband connection. 

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Topics: ILECs, CLECs, VoIP services, 911 Outages, wireless service, Texas Scope of Competition Report, analog telephone lines, Nebraska 911 service outage

The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Form 477 Reporting

Posted by Connie Wightman

Each year TMI geocodes millions of address records for over 100 telecommunications and cable companies for FCC reporting. The results are used to create files organized by US Census tract and block that are uploaded into the FCC 477 database. 

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Topics: Home Page, FCC Form 477 Reporting, penalties for failing to file 477, VoIP services, Geocoding, who files 477 reports, what is a broadband connection, Census tract and block, broadband reporting

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