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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Industry News – 4-26-19

Governor Tom Wolf provided opening remarks at Wednesday’s Pennsylvania Priorities Summit in State College which featured several panels focused on rural broadband deployment in the state. Wolf was touting his Restore PA plan which proposes to monetize a gas severance tax and utilize the proceeds for a variety of infrastructure projects, including broadband. Not all […]

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Congress – 4-19-19

The White House has politely declined the request of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) to produce communications between the President and his advisers regarding the merger of AT&T and Time Warner according to The Hill. Nadler is attempting to determine whether the President tried to influence the Justice Department in any manner to […]

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Industry News – 4-12-19

At its Public Meeting yesterday, the PUC unanimously approved the application of Tri-Co Connections to be designated as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier; allowing the rural electric cooperative to receive federal USF funding. In a 4-0 vote, (Chairman Brown recusing herself since her brother works for Frontier), the Commission approved the Joint Petition of Frontier Communications […]

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Industry News – 4-5-19

In case you missed it, the FCC recently announced that it will vote sometime next month on eliminating the rural rate floor which is scheduled to increase to $26.98 on July 1 absent any action by the Commission. On the books since 2011, telcos which do not charge at least the floor have their Federal […]

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