FCC Releases Public Notice

FCC wants to regulate Internet like phone service

FCC wants to regulate Internet like phone service

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing unprecedented rules to regulate Internet service providers — including mobile broadband — like a public utility, in a far-reaching move that could be one of the most divisive plans to emerge from the agency in years. In an op-ed in Wired magazine posted online, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said his plan… Read more →

Commitment of Over $607 Million and Over 14,600 Applications

Commitment of Over $607 Million and Over 14,600 Applications

  USAC announced it will release FY 2014 Funding Commitment Decision Letters (FCDLs) for  Wave 1 on Thursday, May 15, 2014 to school and library applicants. This first wave will have more than 14,600 letters committing over $607 million, of which $450 million is for broadband connectivity. The FCDLs will notify applicants of funding commitments for Priority One services (Telecommunications Services… Read more →

FCC Releases Public Notice on E-Rate Modernization

The FCC’s Public Notice on E-rate modernization (DA 14-308) was released for public comment last Thursday. Comments are due April 7th and reply comments are due April 21st. This is a relatively short comment cycle, in part because this Public Notice (“PN”) can be viewed as an extension of the broader E-Rate 2.0 NPRM released last July, and in part because the… Read more →