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Checking In @ The FCC: The July 2020 Open Meeting

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting room-1-1What will the FCC be tackling next?

Chairman Pai’s theme for the July 16, 2020 Open Meeting is “Not Alone,” reflecting the agenda’s headline item which would adopt rules to make 988 the nation-wide 3 digit number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  But the agenda is far more diverse than the theme may suggest and contains many other items of importance to telecom providers. 

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Topics: #CheckingIn@TheFCC, National Suicide Hotline, Leased Commercial Access, TRACED Act, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, Digital Opportunity Data Collection, 988, National Security Threats, FCC Open Meeting July 2020

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, November 18, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Dome and flag US CapHouse & Senate Announce Agreement on Anti-Robocall Bill 

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Chairman John Thune (R-SD), Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Ranking Member Bob Latta (R-OH) announced that they have come to an agreement in principle on legislation, the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, to combat the robocall epidemic:

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Topics: Wireless E911, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, FCC November Open Meeting, US House Energy and Commerce Committee, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, Auction For C-Band Licenses 

Checking In @ The FCC The November Open Meeting

Posted by Amy Gross

Pai speaks-1What will the FCC be tackling next?

Chairman Pai’s theme for the November 22, 2019 Open Meeting is “Protecting National Security and Public Safety.”  This is a reference to two of the items: one that would prohibit the use of any federal universal service funds to purchase equipment or services from a company that poses a national security risk and another that would adopt vertical location (z-axis) accuracy metrics for wireless calls to help first responders identify a 911 caller’s location in a high-rise building. 

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Topics: National Security, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, Unbundling and Resale Rules, IP CTS Support, Suspension and Debarment, USF Programs, TRS Programs

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC front viewFCC Approves TMobile/Sprint Merger 

The FCC announced it had approved, with conditions, the transfer of control applications filed by TMobile and Sprint.  The FCC found that the transaction will help close the digital divide and advance US leadership in 5G, the next generation of wireless connectivity. 

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Topics: FCC Open Meeting for November, National Security, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, Unbundling and Resale Rules, TRS Fund Contribution

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 11, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

www.inteserra.comhs-fshubfsinteserra-regulatory mixFCCFCC March Open Meeting

The FCC announced the agenda for its March 15, 2019, Open Meeting.  The following items will be considered:

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Topics: rural call completion, Spectrum Horizons, FCC Open Meeting for March, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, FCC E-Rate and RHC Fund, 900 MHz Band, LPTV, Reauthorizing Television Satellite Stations, Leasing of Spectrum, Carriers Reporting No Intrastate Revenues in PA

Checking In @ The FCC - The March Open Meeting

Posted by Amy Gross

What will the FCC be tackling at the March 15, 2019 Open Meeting?

pai and FCC ShieldChairman Pai’s theme for the March meeting is “Behold the Ides of March,” a play on the famous Shakespearean warning to “beware the ides of March.”  This year, Chairman Pai is looking forward to the day saying that the FCC will “aim to make progress on many of the issues core to the FCC’s mission: promoting U.S. leadership on 5G, closing the digital divide, advancing public safety, modernizing our media rules, helping rural consumers, and more.

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Topics: Checking In @ The FCC, FCC Open Meeting for March, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, Rules Governing 900 MHz Band, Spectrum Leasing, Intermediate Carrier Service Quality

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, February 25, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting roomFCC March Open Meeting Agenda 

The FCC announced the tentative agenda for its March 15, 2019, Open Meeting.

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Topics: rural call completion, FCC Open Meeting for March, FTC Competition and Consumer Protection Hearings, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, FCC Rural Health Care Program

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Checking In @ The FCC: The July 2020 Open Meeting

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting room-1-1What will the FCC be tackling next?

Chairman Pai’s theme for the July 16, 2020 Open Meeting is “Not Alone,” reflecting the agenda’s headline item which would adopt rules to make 988 the nation-wide 3 digit number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  But the agenda is far more diverse than the theme may suggest and contains many other items of importance to telecom providers. 

Read More
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Topics: #CheckingIn@TheFCC, National Suicide Hotline, Leased Commercial Access, TRACED Act, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, Digital Opportunity Data Collection, 988, National Security Threats, FCC Open Meeting July 2020

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, November 18, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Dome and flag US CapHouse & Senate Announce Agreement on Anti-Robocall Bill 

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Chairman John Thune (R-SD), Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Ranking Member Bob Latta (R-OH) announced that they have come to an agreement in principle on legislation, the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, to combat the robocall epidemic:

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Topics: Wireless E911, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, FCC November Open Meeting, US House Energy and Commerce Committee, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, Auction For C-Band Licenses 

Checking In @ The FCC The November Open Meeting

Posted by Amy Gross

Pai speaks-1What will the FCC be tackling next?

Chairman Pai’s theme for the November 22, 2019 Open Meeting is “Protecting National Security and Public Safety.”  This is a reference to two of the items: one that would prohibit the use of any federal universal service funds to purchase equipment or services from a company that poses a national security risk and another that would adopt vertical location (z-axis) accuracy metrics for wireless calls to help first responders identify a 911 caller’s location in a high-rise building. 

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Topics: National Security, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, Unbundling and Resale Rules, IP CTS Support, Suspension and Debarment, USF Programs, TRS Programs

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC front viewFCC Approves TMobile/Sprint Merger 

The FCC announced it had approved, with conditions, the transfer of control applications filed by TMobile and Sprint.  The FCC found that the transaction will help close the digital divide and advance US leadership in 5G, the next generation of wireless connectivity. 

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Topics: FCC Open Meeting for November, National Security, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, Unbundling and Resale Rules, TRS Fund Contribution

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 11, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

www.inteserra.comhs-fshubfsinteserra-regulatory mixFCCFCC March Open Meeting

The FCC announced the agenda for its March 15, 2019, Open Meeting.  The following items will be considered:

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Topics: rural call completion, Spectrum Horizons, FCC Open Meeting for March, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, FCC E-Rate and RHC Fund, 900 MHz Band, LPTV, Reauthorizing Television Satellite Stations, Leasing of Spectrum, Carriers Reporting No Intrastate Revenues in PA

Checking In @ The FCC - The March Open Meeting

Posted by Amy Gross

What will the FCC be tackling at the March 15, 2019 Open Meeting?

pai and FCC ShieldChairman Pai’s theme for the March meeting is “Behold the Ides of March,” a play on the famous Shakespearean warning to “beware the ides of March.”  This year, Chairman Pai is looking forward to the day saying that the FCC will “aim to make progress on many of the issues core to the FCC’s mission: promoting U.S. leadership on 5G, closing the digital divide, advancing public safety, modernizing our media rules, helping rural consumers, and more.

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Topics: Checking In @ The FCC, FCC Open Meeting for March, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, Rules Governing 900 MHz Band, Spectrum Leasing, Intermediate Carrier Service Quality

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, February 25, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting roomFCC March Open Meeting Agenda 

The FCC announced the tentative agenda for its March 15, 2019, Open Meeting.

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Topics: rural call completion, FCC Open Meeting for March, FTC Competition and Consumer Protection Hearings, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, FCC Rural Health Care Program

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