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FCC Extends Rip-and-Replace Reimbursement Filing Deadline

USA - January 4 2022 On December 29, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) announced a 14-day extension of the…

Obligations for Owners of Overhead Communications and Electric Facilities in California

USA - January 4 2022 In 49 states, the safety standard that governs overhead communications and electric facilities is the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)…

FCC Proposes Rules to Improve Accessibility of the Emergency Alert System

USA - December 16 2021 In its December 14, 2021, Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry (NPRM and…

FCC to Quickly Launch New Affordable Connectivity Program

USA - November 24 2021 Mere days after the Infrastructure Bill became effective, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched a rulemaking proceeding to create…

Congress Invests Historic $65 Billion in Nation's High-Speed Internet Networks and Affordability Program

USA - November 15 2021 Today, President Biden signed into law a bill that provides for historic levels of investment in the nation's infrastructure, including $65 billion to…

It's Time! ... To File Your Application Request for FCC Rip-and-Replace Funding

USA - November 9 2021 On October 29, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) opened the Filing Window for the rip-and-replace…

Ready, Set, Go! The Nuts and Bolts of Reimbursement Under the FCC's Rip and Replace Program

USA - October 12 2021 On September 27, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) announced that the Filing Window for the…

October 19 Deadline Approaching for Broadband Service Providers to Challenge Funding Requests

USA - October 11 2021 Through its Announcement of Proposed Service Areas, issued October 4, 2021, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)…

FCC Enforcement Bureau Fines Pluto and ViacomCBS $3.5 Million for Violating Closed Captioning Rules

USA - October 5 2021 On September 29, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Enforcement Bureau released an Order adopting a Consent Decree to resolve an…

What ACS Providers Need to Know About the FCC's Rip, Replace, and Reimbursement Program

USA - September 23 2021 On August 3, 2021, the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted final procedures (Reimbursement…