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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Industry News – 12/24/20

If you have something to say about a national 911 call center contact information database, now’s your time to speak up. Earlier this week the FCC released a public notice on the matter, noting that comments are due within 30 days of publication in the Federal Register. According to database developers the Alliance for Telecommunications […]


Industry News – 12-18-20

The FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics this week released its research paper analyzing the impact of increased broadband connectivity on the farming community. Utilizing Form 477 data and information from  the USDA, the research concludes that a one percent increase in the number of 25/3 Mbps per 1,000 households translates into a 3.6 percent […]


Industry News – 12-11-20

On Tuesday, the FCC announced the results of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction, allocating more than $9 billion nationwide. A total of 180 bidders won support aimed at delivering high-speed BB to more than 5.2 million homes. From a state perspective, Pennsylvania had 13 winning bidders who will deploy to 184,505 locations […]


Congress – 12-4-20

A mid-week, party-line vote by the Senate Commerce Committee has sent President Trump’s FCC nominee Nathan Simington one step closer to a Commissioner’s seat. The 14-12 vote was quiet from the R’s but drew some rancor from D committee members who questioned Simington’s lack of experience and, more importantly, his involvement with Trump’s siege on […]