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The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has announced that eight covered 911 service providers will pay penalties for failing to timely file their required 911 service reliability certification in 2020.

Companies that provide 911 service to emergency call centers must
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The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) has issued a second order designating Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETC) for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF). WCB has designated five carriers—Bright House Networks Information Services, Talkie Communications, Conexon Connect, Time Warner Cable,
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The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has released a Public Notice seeking comment on a proposal to permit High Altitude Platform Stations and similar services to operate in the 70/80/90 GHz bands while providing broadband internet access to consumers, specifically consumers on
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The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has adopted a Protective Order that sets out rules to limit access to proprietary and confidential information included in Robocall Mitigation Database filing descriptions by voice service providers.  The Bureau also clarified that implementation certifications,
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The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau is seeking comment on the Midland Radio Corporation’s petition for a waiver of certain FCC rules governing the General Mobile Radio Service operations in the 462 MHz band.  Midland has specifically requested that the FCC
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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has released a list of service areas proposed by applicant groups vying for funding from the Broadband Infrastructure Program. The NTIA also asks current service providers to volunteer information by October 19,
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