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Monthly Archives: May 2017

House Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee introduced the LIFT America Act legislation this week which includes a $40 billion broadband component. Apparently the legislation will spread the investment out over five years and use a reverse auction to support broadband in “unserved” areas ($30 billion) with $10 billion going to states via a separate reverse auction.

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On Monday, President Trump announced his intention to nominate PUC Commissioner Rob Powelson to serve as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2020. The unanimous well-wishes from Powelson’s PUC colleagues were highlighted in a Commission news release and appear below.

“Commissioner Powelson is knowledgeable and passionate about public utility issues – from infrastructure investment and marketplace competition to innovation and the development of our next generation of utility workers. He has also been a strong advocate for Pennsylvania and for the important role of utility regulators across the country. His service reflects well on the […]

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Good managerial skills and a willingness to be accountable to the FCC are among the characteristics necessary for anyone interested in applying for the Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service Administrative Co.  The position is vacant in the wake of this week’s resignation of Chris Henderson, and FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly sees the departure […]

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