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01.6.17 – FCC Wants Feedback on the Shot Clock and Use of Public Right-of-Ways

January 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Inside Towers: Do you have any thoughts on how the FCC should streamline the process for siting small cells and distributed antenna systems?

12.16.16 – FCC Adopts Real-Time Text Services for Americans with Disabilities

December 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Federal Communications Commission amended its rules to allow phone companies to replace support for an outdated form of text telephone communications,

11.23.16 – USAC: FCC Public Notice: Filing Procedures for Forbearance from Lifeline Broadband Obligations

November 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

All Lifeline Program service providers must offer Lifeline-supported broadband starting December 2, 2016, unless they avail themselves of the conditional forbearance relief

10.07.16 – FCC Public Notice: Designation as a Lifeline Broadband Provider

October 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The FCC has issued a public notice to provide "guidance to entities seeking designation as Lifeline Broadband Providers. For more information, read

10.07.16 – USAC: Invitation to Webinar: Lifeline Program Updates

October 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Join USAC to hear updates about the Lifeline Program, including the Lifeline Modernization Order and the National Lifeline Accountability Database (NLAD). For additional

09.29.16 – USAC: Webinar Invitation: Rate-of-Return Order Q&A with the FCC

September 29th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Join the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau Staff and USAC for a webinar on October 6 to discuss the status

09.27.16 – FEMA: Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Planned for September 28

September 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

FEMA and the FCC will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System EAS. For additional details, read more here.

09.21.16 – NECA: NTTA Files Estimates of Carriers Eligible for Tribal Broadband Factor Proposal

September 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

According to NECA's Washington Watch (September 19, 2016, issue), the National Tribal Telecommunications Association filed a letter on September 16, 2016, providing estimates

09.12.16 – RSS: Chairman Wheeler Proposes to Liberate Video Customers from Set Top Boxes

September 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has released a Fact Sheet outlining actions related to video set top boxes that the Commission will consider

09.08.16 – RSS: FCC Announces FY 2016 Regulatory Fees, September 27 Deadline

September 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has announced its fiscal year (FY) 2016 regulatory fee schedule. Read more here.

08.15.16 – RSS: FCC Overreaches in Preempting Municipal Broadband Restrictions

August 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

A federal appeals court has struck down the FCC’s attempt to preempt state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina that place restrictions

08.10.16 – RSS: Congress Directs FAA to Adopt Rural Tower Lighting Requirements

August 10th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Under the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016, which became law on July 15, 2016, Congress directed the FAA to

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