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Industry News – 9-17-21

Another week another broadband map. The Technology Policy Institute launched its version recently and has a beta testing period up and running. Those interested can register to check it out at https://tpibroadband.com/.

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Industry News – 9-10-21

The FTC is teeing-up privacy breaches in health apps and connected devices at its open meeting on September 15, 2021; voting on whether to issue a policy statement on the matter. Right on cue, Facebook unveiled its new sunglasses, (made by Ray-Ban), which include cameras, speakers, microphones etc. and allow the user to take pictures […]

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Daily Numbers – 96, 65 and 62,650

The latest actions by the PUC’s Damage Prevention Committee include 96 disciplinary actions against 65 underground facility owners, excavators and project owners, including $62,650 in administrative penalties.

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Industry News – 8-6-21

On Tuesday, Lumen announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its ILEC business in twenty states (including Pennsylvania) to funds managed by Apollo Global Management for $7.5 billion. Lumen will retain its ILEC assets in 16 states in a deal expected to close in the second half of 2022.

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Industry News – 7-30-21

The much-criticized mandatory $15 per month broadband law recently passed by our neighbors to the north in New York State is no more according to an article in Light Reading.  The article cites several reports which claim that a settlement between industry trade associations and the state will prevent the law from taking effect.  The […]

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Legislature – 7-16-21

On Tuesday, Representative Martin Causer released a co-sponsorship memo announcing that he intends to introduce legislation appropriating $100 million federal stimulus dollars into Pennsylvania’s Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program. The bill will take the money from the COVID-19 Response Restricted Account and make it available to the Commonwealth Financing Authority under Act 132 which was […]

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Industry News – 7-9-21

Net neutrality proponents must be on the edge of their seats awaiting today’s Executive Order from President Joe Biden urging the FCC to reinstate the rules nixed by his predecessor and the Chairman Pai Commission. Both Axios and CNBC reported that the Order will not only urge the FCC to action but establish a “broadband […]

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Legislature – 7-2-21

Last week, the House Transportation Committee unanimously approved Representative Doyle Heffley’s bill providing for potential cost sharing agreements between ILECs and PaDOT, when infrastructure needs to be moved for road and bridge projects. House Bill 1658 was subsequently referred to the House Rules Committee for its consideration and hopes are that the full House will […]

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Legislature – 6-18-21

The House Transportation Committee is the recipient of legislation (HB1658), introduced yesterday by Representative Doyle Heffley which would allow landline telcos to enter into cost sharing agreements with Pa DOT for road and bridge projects which require the telcos to move their infrastructure.

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