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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, March 22, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCCFCC To Consider Elimination of Rate Floor

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that, at its April Open Meeting, the FCC will vote on eliminating a policy known as the “rate floor,” which is forcing many rural customers to pay higher telephone rates.  The FCC froze the rate floor in 2017. Now, the Chairman is asking his colleagues to eliminate it once and for all.

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Topics: WISPA, ITTA, FCC Fine for Slamming and Carmming, FCC "rate floor", Reinventing Broadband Mapping

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

IOWA Utilities Baord logoIowa Declines to Adopt Rate Caps for Inmate Calling Services

The Iowa Utilities Board (Board) has declined to adopt new inmate calling service (ICS) rules, including rate caps.  Significantly, the Board found that most companies providing ICS in Iowa qualify as alternative operator service (AOS) companies, which are subject to Board regulation.  As such, they must file tariffs with the Board for review and approval, which provides a flexible process to review the terms and costs of service.

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Topics: WISPA, inmate calling services rate cap, Sprint T-Mobile Merger, Inteserra Briefing, Michigan UNE/Local Interconnection, 4Competition Coalition

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, April 9, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  US Court Upholds FCC Order on ETC Price Cap Carrier Duties, FCC Issues Fine for Failure to Provide Information, WISPA Joins in "Open Internet" Rules Litigation 

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Topics: ETC, WISPA, Open Internet rules, ASR, Net Neutrality litigation, price cap carrier duties, FCC fine for failure to provide information, FCC Atenna Structure Registration System

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 21, 2015

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Briefing.

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Topics: FCC, California, Connect America, Charter-TWC-Brighthouse, WISPA, MTS

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