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Monthly Archives: October 2021

October 29, 2021

At its Public Meeting yesterday, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission voted 2-1 (Chairman Brown Dutrielle dissenting) in support of the Motion of Vice Chairman Coleman addressing the modernization of ILEC regulations at Chapters 63 and 64. (See related story in Quotable Section).

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Congress – 10/22/21

Pennsylvania is losing long-serving Democratic Congressman Mike Doyle who announced this week that he will not seek re-election in 2022. Doyle who, as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has served in an integral role in shaping telecommunications public policy over the past several years.

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Legislature – 10-15-21

The House Consumer Affairs Committee has rescheduled its hearing on rural broadband from October 7th and the new date is November 10, 2021 in the state capital. Stay tuned for the agenda.

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Industry News – 10-8-21

The much-maligned FCC broadband maps are undergoing a well-publicized upgrade and thus far, the Commission is doing a reasonable job. So says a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) as highlighted in a MeriTalk article this week. Specifically, the GAO report says that the Commission “has taken reasonable steps to implement the 2020 law […]

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Legislative 10-1-21

A busy week for PTA-supported legislation in the House of Representatives. On Monday, House Bill 1658 received second consideration and, on Tuesday, was voted out of the Appropriations Committee and ultimately passed unanimously by the full House. Sponsored by Representative Doyle Heffley, the bill provides for potential cost-sharing between telcos and PaDOT when the former […]

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