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FCC Releases Commission Meeting Agenda for April 21 Open Meeting

Posted in E-rate, High-Cost Universal Service, Infrastructure (Poles, Conduit and Rights of Way), Mobile Broadband, Navigation Devices, Privacy and Cybersecurity

The Commission has released its agenda for the April 21 open meeting (10:30 am, Room TW-C305).  The agenda mirrors the FCC’s earlier tentative agenda released on March 31.  According to the agenda, the Commission will consider six issues related to the Broadband Plan: (1) NOI and NPRM on USF reform, (2) Order on Reconsidation and FNPRM… Continue Reading

Webcast of Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on the Broadband Plan Now Available

Posted in Accessibility (Persons with Disabilities), Broadband Adoption, Broadband Deployment, Consumer Disclosure Requirements, E-rate, High-Cost Universal Service, Infrastructure (Poles, Conduit and Rights of Way), Intercarrier Compensation, Mobile Broadband, Navigation Devices, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Spectrum Initiatives, Tribal Communities

In case you missed it, the Senate Commerce Committee’s hearing with Chairman Genchowski on the Broadband Plan is now available on the Commerce Committee’s website.  The FCC has also released the Chairman’s prepared statement for the hearing.

FCC Announces Schedule of Broadband Plan Proceedings for 2010 and Beyond

Posted in Accessibility (Persons with Disabilities), Broadband Adoption, Broadband Deployment, Consumer Disclosure Requirements, E-rate, High-Cost Universal Service, Infrastructure (Poles, Conduit and Rights of Way), Intercarrier Compensation, Mobile Broadband, Navigation Devices, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Spectrum Initiatives, Tribal Communities

Although the DC Circuit’s recent decision in Comcast v. FCC has raised significant questions concerning the Commission’s jurisdiction over Internet access (read the DWT Advisory on the case), the Commission has moved forward with releasing a comprehensive schedule that proposes over 60 proceedings, workshops and other efforts to implement the recommendations in the Broadband Plan. The schedule anticipates the release of… Continue Reading

FCC Announces Plans to Launch Proceedings on USF, Network Gateway, CableCARD and others at April 21 Open Meeting

Posted in E-rate, High-Cost Universal Service, Infrastructure (Poles, Conduit and Rights of Way), Mobile Broadband, Navigation Devices, Privacy and Cybersecurity

The FCC has released its tentative agenda for its next open meeting on April 21, 2010. The agenda identifies six potential items on the FCC’s plate related to the Broadband Plan. Specifically, the agenda indicates that the FCC plans to initiate the following proceedings at its April 21 meeting:             (1) USF Reform NPRM and NOI            … Continue Reading

Senate Commerce Committe Reschedules Broadband Plan Hearing for April 14, 2010

Posted in Accessibility (Persons with Disabilities), Broadband Adoption, Broadband Deployment, Consumer Disclosure Requirements, E-rate, High-Cost Universal Service, Infrastructure (Poles, Conduit and Rights of Way), Intercarrier Compensation, Mobile Broadband, Navigation Devices, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Spectrum Initiatives, Tribal Communities

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has rescheduled its review of the National Broadband Plan to April 14, 2010.  This hearing was previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Currently, Chairman Genachowski is the only witness scheduled to appear.  More meeting information is available on the Commerce Committee’s website

FCC Releases Prepared Commissioner Statements for House Commerce Committee Hearing

Posted in Accessibility (Persons with Disabilities), Broadband Adoption, Broadband Deployment, Consumer Disclosure Requirements, E-rate, High-Cost Universal Service, Infrastructure (Poles, Conduit and Rights of Way), Intercarrier Compensation, Mobile Broadband, Navigation Devices, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Spectrum Initiatives, Tribal Communities

The FCC has made available the Chairman’s and the Commissioners’ prepared statements for the March 25 hearing before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet. Chairman Genachowski Commissioner Copps Commissioner Clyburn Commissioner Baker Commissioner McDowell

Senate Commerce Committee Cancels Hearing on Broadband Plan

Posted in Accessibility (Persons with Disabilities), Broadband Adoption, Broadband Deployment, Consumer Disclosure Requirements, E-rate, High-Cost Universal Service, Infrastructure (Poles, Conduit and Rights of Way), Intercarrier Compensation, Mobile Broadband, Navigation Devices, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Spectrum Initiatives, Tribal Communities

The Senate Commerce Committee cancelled its hearing on the National Broadband Plan, which was originally scheduled for March 23, most likely due to the healthcare debates.  Reports indicate that the Committee will try and reschedule before the Easter break. We will post the new date as soon as it is released.

DWT ADVISORY: Analysis of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan

Posted in Accessibility (Persons with Disabilities), Broadband Adoption, Broadband Deployment, Consumer Disclosure Requirements, DWT Advisory, E-rate, High-Cost Universal Service, Infrastructure (Poles, Conduit and Rights of Way), Intercarrier Compensation, Mobile Broadband, Navigation Devices, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Spectrum Initiatives, Tribal Communities

By Robert G. Scott, Jr. and James M. Smith On March 16, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) presented to Congress its long-anticipated National Broadband Plan, as mandated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Recovery Act”). Thirteen months in the making and weighing in at nearly 400 pages, “Connecting America: The… Continue Reading