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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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Today's Regulatory Mix:  Minnesota Delays 911 Plan Annual Updates but Continues Other 911 Related Obligations, Montana Enacts Two-Year Statute of Limitations for Overbilling, Rural Broadband Financing Flexibility Act Reintroduced 

 

MN Dept of Public SafetyMinnesota Delays 911 Plan Annual Updates but Continues Other 911 Related Obligations 

Due to an ongoing 911 project to establish statewide points of interconnection for 9-1-1 call delivery, the Minnesota Department of Public Service Emergency Communications Network (ECN) has paused the submission of 9-1-1 CLEC Plans. 

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Topics: Montana Statute of Limitation for Overbilling, Minnesota 911 Annual Updates, Rural Broadband Financing Flexibility Act

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Michigan Governor Vetoes Internet Tax Exemption Bill, Washington State’s Office of Cybersecurity 

 

muses of Michigan state cap bldgMichigan Governor Vetoes Internet Tax Exemption Bill 

For the second time in two months, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a bill proposing tax exemptions for broadband internet equipment for qualified business.

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Topics: Michigan Broadband Internet, Washington Cybersecurity, Washington OCS

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, May 17, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix:  California Governor's Budget Plan Includes $7 Billion for Broadband, Oklahoma USF Extends Temporary Emergency Bandwidth Increases

 

California Capitol shutterstockCalifornia Governor's Budget Plan Includes $7 Billion for Broadband 

California Governor Gavin Newsom presented his plan for the state's surplus and federal recovery funds, which includes committing $7 Billion over three years to build out broadband infrastructure.  According to the budget proposal, 51.3 percent of rural households lack networks offering service at 100 Mbps, while almost half of urban areas lack access at this speed.

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Topics: OUSF, Oklahoma USF, California Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, May 14, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: Arizona Governor Signs New Broadband Legislation, Montana Passes Broadband Legislation, Vermont Proposes 10-Year Telecommunications Plan 

 

AZ Cap Bldg shutterstock_212407861Arizona Governor Signs New Broadband Legislation 

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed legislation to expand broadband access.  House Bill 2596 allows the installation, operation, and maintenance of telecommunications equipment within the Arizona Department of Transportation's (ADOT) rights-of-way by private broadband providers.

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Topics: Vermont Broadband, Montana Broadband, Arizona Broadband, Vermont Telecommunications Plan, ConnectMT Act

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, May 13, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: Alabama Governor Awards nearly $17 Million for Broadband Services, Arkansas Adopts New ICS Rate Caps, Colorado Bill Implementing a 988 Surcharge Passes State Senate

Alabama_State_Capitol_front_Apr2009Alabama Governor Awards Nearly $17 Million for Broadband Services

Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey, has awarded 36 grants totaling almost $17 million to multiple broadband providers across the state from the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund.

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Topics: Alabama Broadband, Arkansas ICS Rate Caps, Colorado 988 Surcharge Legislation

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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Today's Regulatory Mix: Emergency Broadband Benefits Program Underway, Federal Legislation Would Clarify FCC's Ability to Regulate Inmate Calling Rates, NANPA Begins 488 NPA Code assignments in Florida 850 NPA  

 

virtural showcase shutterstock_1588827322Emergency Broadband Benefits Program Underway 

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, the $3.2 billion federal initiative designed to lower the cost of high-speed internet for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, launched today.

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Topics: NANPA, EBB Program, US Senate Inmate Calling Rate Legislation, Florida 850 NPA

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Issues Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Reminder, Texas House Bill Would Raise Wireless Monthly Surcharge  

 

www.inteserra.comhs-fshubfsinteserra-regulatory mixFCC front view-1FCC Issues Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Reminder 

Providers participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) can begin enrolling customers as of May 12, 2021.  In advance of this date, the FCC issued an advisory reminding providers about EBB Program rules,

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Topics: FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, EBB Program, Next-Generation Services, Texas Wireless Surcharge

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, May 7, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: New York Investigation Alleges Campaign to Influence FCC's Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules, Nebraska Enacts Broadband Funding Law, CCA Urges FCC to Reconsider RDOF Awards   

 

oag_sealNew York Investigation Alleges Campaign to Influence FCC’s 2017 Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules 

The New York Office of Attorney General (OAG) released a statement and report detailing the results of an investigation into fake, public comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission in a 2017 proceeding to repeal net neutrality rules.

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Topics: Nebraska Broadband, New York OAG, Competitive Carriers Association, RDOF Awards, Repeal of FCC Net Neutrality Rules, CCA

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, May 6, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Colorado Issues 2021 CHCSM Customer Education Notice,  FCC Seeks Comment on FY 2021 Regulatory Fees, Idaho Enacts Broadband Law  

 

fb-shared-profile-imageColorado Issues 2021 CHCSM Customer Education Notice

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has issued an order directing each telecommunications service provider (provider) that collects the Colorado High-Cost Support Mechanism (CHCSM)

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Topics: FCC Regulatory Fees, Idaho Broadband, CHSM, Colorado High-Cost Support Mechanism

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: ECF Program Draft Rules Exclude Desktops/Mobile Phones, FCC Seeks Comment on RDOF ETC Applications, Idaho Extends Suspension of ITSAP Surcharge

 

FCC front view-1-1ECF Program Draft Rules Exclude Desktops/Mobile Phones 

The FCC circulated draft rules that, if adopted, would govern the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund Program (ECF Program).  The ECF Program would reimburse schools and libraries for the purchase of eligible equipment and services for students, school staff, and library patrons during the pandemic.

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Topics: RDOF, RDOF ETC Applications, FCC Emergency Connectivity Fund, ECF Program, Idaho Telecommunication Service Assistance Program, ITSAP, FCC ECF Draft Rules

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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Minnesota Delays 911 Plan Annual Updates but Continues Other 911 Related Obligations, Montana Enacts Two-Year Statute of Limitations for Overbilling, Rural Broadband Financing Flexibility Act Reintroduced 

 

MN Dept of Public SafetyMinnesota Delays 911 Plan Annual Updates but Continues Other 911 Related Obligations 

Due to an ongoing 911 project to establish statewide points of interconnection for 9-1-1 call delivery, the Minnesota Department of Public Service Emergency Communications Network (ECN) has paused the submission of 9-1-1 CLEC Plans. 

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Topics: Montana Statute of Limitation for Overbilling, Minnesota 911 Annual Updates, Rural Broadband Financing Flexibility Act

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Michigan Governor Vetoes Internet Tax Exemption Bill, Washington State’s Office of Cybersecurity 

 

muses of Michigan state cap bldgMichigan Governor Vetoes Internet Tax Exemption Bill 

For the second time in two months, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a bill proposing tax exemptions for broadband internet equipment for qualified business.

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Topics: Michigan Broadband Internet, Washington Cybersecurity, Washington OCS

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, May 17, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix:  California Governor's Budget Plan Includes $7 Billion for Broadband, Oklahoma USF Extends Temporary Emergency Bandwidth Increases

 

California Capitol shutterstockCalifornia Governor's Budget Plan Includes $7 Billion for Broadband 

California Governor Gavin Newsom presented his plan for the state's surplus and federal recovery funds, which includes committing $7 Billion over three years to build out broadband infrastructure.  According to the budget proposal, 51.3 percent of rural households lack networks offering service at 100 Mbps, while almost half of urban areas lack access at this speed.

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Topics: OUSF, Oklahoma USF, California Broadband

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, May 14, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: Arizona Governor Signs New Broadband Legislation, Montana Passes Broadband Legislation, Vermont Proposes 10-Year Telecommunications Plan 

 

AZ Cap Bldg shutterstock_212407861Arizona Governor Signs New Broadband Legislation 

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed legislation to expand broadband access.  House Bill 2596 allows the installation, operation, and maintenance of telecommunications equipment within the Arizona Department of Transportation's (ADOT) rights-of-way by private broadband providers.

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Topics: Vermont Broadband, Montana Broadband, Arizona Broadband, Vermont Telecommunications Plan, ConnectMT Act

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, May 13, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: Alabama Governor Awards nearly $17 Million for Broadband Services, Arkansas Adopts New ICS Rate Caps, Colorado Bill Implementing a 988 Surcharge Passes State Senate

Alabama_State_Capitol_front_Apr2009Alabama Governor Awards Nearly $17 Million for Broadband Services

Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey, has awarded 36 grants totaling almost $17 million to multiple broadband providers across the state from the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund.

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Topics: Alabama Broadband, Arkansas ICS Rate Caps, Colorado 988 Surcharge Legislation

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: Emergency Broadband Benefits Program Underway, Federal Legislation Would Clarify FCC's Ability to Regulate Inmate Calling Rates, NANPA Begins 488 NPA Code assignments in Florida 850 NPA  

 

virtural showcase shutterstock_1588827322Emergency Broadband Benefits Program Underway 

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, the $3.2 billion federal initiative designed to lower the cost of high-speed internet for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, launched today.

Read More
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Topics: NANPA, EBB Program, US Senate Inmate Calling Rate Legislation, Florida 850 NPA

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Issues Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Reminder, Texas House Bill Would Raise Wireless Monthly Surcharge  

 

www.inteserra.comhs-fshubfsinteserra-regulatory mixFCC front view-1FCC Issues Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Reminder 

Providers participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) can begin enrolling customers as of May 12, 2021.  In advance of this date, the FCC issued an advisory reminding providers about EBB Program rules,

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Topics: FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, EBB Program, Next-Generation Services, Texas Wireless Surcharge

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, May 7, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix: New York Investigation Alleges Campaign to Influence FCC's Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules, Nebraska Enacts Broadband Funding Law, CCA Urges FCC to Reconsider RDOF Awards   

 

oag_sealNew York Investigation Alleges Campaign to Influence FCC’s 2017 Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules 

The New York Office of Attorney General (OAG) released a statement and report detailing the results of an investigation into fake, public comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission in a 2017 proceeding to repeal net neutrality rules.

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Topics: Nebraska Broadband, New York OAG, Competitive Carriers Association, RDOF Awards, Repeal of FCC Net Neutrality Rules, CCA

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, May 6, 2021

Posted by Scott Klopack

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Colorado Issues 2021 CHCSM Customer Education Notice,  FCC Seeks Comment on FY 2021 Regulatory Fees, Idaho Enacts Broadband Law  

 

fb-shared-profile-imageColorado Issues 2021 CHCSM Customer Education Notice

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has issued an ord