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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Daily Number – 200,000,000

Yesterday, Reuters reported that the FCC is poised to levy fines totaling $200 million against the nation’s largest wireless carriers for disclosing real-time customer location data. The case dates back to May 2018 and prompted some regulators and congressmen to condemn the practice and urge commission action.


Industry News – 2-21-20

Kudos to PUC Counsel Joe Witmer who recently received the Inaugural Ray Baum Memorial Leadership Award at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Winter Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. The award honors longtime utility regulatory force Ray Baum who served as a Commissioner at the Oregon Public Utility Commission, and as a staffer on […]


Legislative – 2-14-20

In the wake of a shake-up at the top of Republican leadership in the House with Speaker Mike Turzai recently announcing that he will not seek re-election comes news this week that Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati will move on to the next phase after his current term expires this year. Scarnati has served […]


Industry News – 2-7-20

At its Public Meeting yesterday, the PA PUC unanimously approved the petition of Armstrong Telecommunications Inc. to become an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) and utilize Connect America Fund proceeds to deliver broadband to 1,949 locations in Crawford, Erie, and Mercer counties. A Commission press release on the matter noted that it has now granted three […]