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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FCC Announces Newly Certified NDBEDP Entities, FCC Announces NDBEDP Allocations, Vermont Approved Consolidated Communications Acquisition of FairPoint

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Topics: FCC announces NDBEDP allocations, Vermont Consolidated Communications/FairPoint, certified NDBEDP entities

A Third Bite At the Apple: Step 6 ILEC Opposition

Posted by Carey Roesel

My May 3rd blog post was entitled “Access Step 6 - Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace . ..” Last week demonstrated that was a bit of an overstatement. In this business, one rarely has to forever hold their peace. Parties that had concerns about the tandem/transport portion of the Step 6 tariff filings and rate implementation took the logical next step – oppose the filings during the approval interval. CenturyLink, Level 3, and Sprint all filed petitions to reject or suspend and investigate the Step 6 tariff filings of one or more price cap ILECS.

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Topics: price cap ILECs, Step 6 ILEC Tariffs, Step 6 ILEC Opposition, treatment of tandem/transport traffic, CLECs file date July 14, FCC Rule 51.907(g)

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Posted by Fran Martens

Today: Florida Advanced Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Act, FCC Appoints new Enforcement Bureau Chief, FTC Cramming Fine Resolution, FTC Commissioner attends International Cybersecurity Conference, US Conference of Mayors Resolution  

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Topics: FTC Cramming Fine Resolution, US Conference of Mayors Resolution, Local Government Rights in the Broadband Era, Consumer Rights in the Broadband Era, Florida HB 687, FL Advanced Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Act, New Enforcement Bureau Chief, American eVoice, Ltd, FTC attends International Cybersecurity Conference

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, June 26, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FCC Proposes Fine for Caller ID Spoofing, FCC Proposes New E-Rate Eligible Service List, FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for July Open Meeting

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Topics: cramming, slamming, video description, Truth in Caller ID Act, FCC E-Rate, E-Rate Elibigle Service List, ESL, Rural Call Completion Requirements, Methods to Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls, Fine for Caller ID Spoofing

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, June 23, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today: Deployment of Broadband in Multiple Tenant Buildings, Elimination of Payphone Compensation Audit Requirements, Rules to address threatening calls, FCC Process For Reviewing FirstNet Opt-out Plans 

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Topics: Broadband Access to Multiple Tenant Environments, Anonymous Threatening Calls, FCC Process for Reviewing FirstNet Opt-out plans, payphone compensation audit requirement

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, June 22, 2017

Posted by Fran Martens

Today:  DC Wi-Fi Task Force Act, FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, FCC Cable Subscriber Notice Requirement, FCC's Pai on The Gigabit Opportunity Act 

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Topics: FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, DC Wi-Fi Task Force Act, FCC BDAC, FCC Cable Subscriber Notice Requirement, The Gigabit Opportunity Act

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today: FCC Chairman Lays Out Priorities, FCC Announces Newly Certified NDBEDP Entities, Colorado Annual Customer Education Notice

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Topics: FCC announces certified NDBEDP entities, Colorado Annual Customer Education Notices, Universal Service Charge, FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC Chairman Lays Out Priorities

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Posted by Fran Martens

Today: FirstNet Releases State plans, Connecticut Allocation of Costs in Broadband Investigation, Texas Lifeline mandate for ILECs

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Topics: FirstNet State Plans, Connecticut Broadband Investigation, Texas Lifeline Mandate for ILECs, FristNet network solution, public safety communications, municipal gain for broadband internet services

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, June 19, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  US House Gigabit Opportunity Act Introduced, Court to hear BDS Appeal announced, Iowa Revises 911 Statutes

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Topics: 911 surcharges, Gigabit Opportunity Act, US Court of Appeals Eight Circuit, BDS Appeal, Iowa Revises 911 Statutes, high-speed internet access

The End of Special Access . . . It’s the end of the World as we know it

Posted by Don Gale

Regulated pricing of last mile dedicated transport service, or “Special Access” (“SPA”), has been a market factor in the development of data networking and the expansion of data services since 1984. 

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Topics: BDS, FCC Special Access, Home Page, ILECs, Appropriate Geographic Measure, MSPs, SPA, CLECs, Fiber-based Providers

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