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Published: 4/5/2017
Views: 971
Congressional Review Act Resolution Repealing FCC’s Privacy Rules Signed into Law
On March 28, on highly partisan votes, the U.S. House of Representatives, following action by the U.S. Senate a week earlier, passed a joint resolution of congressional disapproval that wipes the FCC’s new broadband privacy regulations out of the rulebook. The President signed the legislation on April 3, putting it into effect.   Read More...
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Published: 3/8/2017
Views: 1114
FCC Grants Waiver From Enhanced Reporting Requirements For Small BIAS Providers With 250,000 Or Fewer Broadband Connections
On March 2, 2017, the Federal Communication Commission (“FCC”) released an Order that the FCC originally adopted in February that grants a waiver from the 2015 Open Internet Order’s enhanced reporting requirements for BIAS providers.   Read More...
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Published: 2/27/2017
Views: 1125
FCC Extends High Cost Universal Broadband “HUBB” Portal Filing Deadlines for Connect America Recipients
On February 24, 2017, the Federal Communication Commission (“FCC”) released an Order extending the March 1, 2017 High Cost Universal Broadband (“HUBB”) Portal filing deadlines for Connect America Fund support recipients regarding their broadband deployment location reporting obligations.   Read More...
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Published: 1/9/2017
Views: 1419
Follow-up on Changes to the Federal Lifeline Program
The FCC issued an Order on January 6, 2017 clarifying that ETCs that do not already have a standalone Broadband Internet Access Service (BIAS) offering in areas where they receive high-cost support are not required to create a new standalone Lifeline BIAS offering as a result of the 2016 Lifeline Modernization Order.   Read More...
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Published: 12/14/2016
Views: 1476
FCC Releases Guidance Regarding Broadband Deployment Location Reporting Obligations
On December 8, 2016, the Federal Communication Commission (“FCC”) released a Public Notice providing guidance to Connect America Fund support recipients regarding their broadband deployment location reporting obligations.   Read More...
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Published: 12/7/2016
Views: 1466
Follow-up on Changes to the Federal Lifeline Program
You may recall that the FCC released an Order on April 27, 2016 that made significant changes to the Federal Lifeline program. As a reminder, the following rules became effective on December 2, 2016.   Read More...
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Published: 9/1/2016
Views: 2252
Tualatin, OR (September 1, 2016) – GVNW Consulting applauds the FCC’s bipartisan action in adopting the Alaska Infrastructure Fund Plan (AIF) on August 23, 2016. This Order, released by the FCC on August 31, 2016, is a balanced and forward-looking universal service support structure for Alaska as it is focused on broadband (BB) and targets the support to Alaska’s rural areas where broadband service is needed the most. In terms of metrics, the AIF plan increases the number of rural locations which may receive fixed BB at 10 Mbps/1 Mbps (10/1) to 90% of the locations in remote Alaska, up from 60%. This translates to reducing the number of rural Alaska locations without 10/1 Mbps service from 49,000 to less than 13,000.   Read More...
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