Because It is Necessary to Be Online Today, the Continuing Digital Divide Poses a Serious Challenge to Policymakers
Broadband's Impact, FCC, NTIA
February 11th, 2013
WASHINGTON, February 11, 2013 – The increasing prevalence on job applications being online is just one of many reasons why it is vital to “close our nation’s digital divide and [improve] digital literacy,” Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., said Thursday. Having more people connected would in turn allow more people to have access to jobs and […]
States Take Aim at USF and ICC reform
FCC, Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, States, Universal Service, Wireless
December 8th, 2011
WASHINGTON December 8, 2011 – Wednesday TheHill.com reported that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission filed suit against the Federal Communications Commission for it’s Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reform the Universal Service Fund and Intercarrier Compensation regime. The suit, filed in the 3rd Circuit, alleges that the FCC order is “arbitrary and capricious” […]
NTIA Previews National Broadband Map
Broadband Data, Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, States
February 17th, 2011
WASHINGTON February 17, 2011 – Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, Lawrence Strickling, presented a brief preview of the national broadband map and an update on the activities of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the annual winter meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on Wednesday.
FCC Bureau Chiefs Report To NARUC On Commission Activities
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Mobile Broadband, Public Safety, Spectrum, Universal Service, Wireless
February 16th, 2011
WASHINGTON February 16, 2011 – Officials from the Federal Communications Commission updated the telecommunications subcommittee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on the current state of wireless, public safety and wireline competition at the Association’s yearly convention Tuesday.
NARUC Panel Supports USF Reform
FCC, Mobile Broadband, Universal Service
February 16th, 2011
WASHINGTON February 15, 2011 – On Monday, the Telecommunications Subcommittee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners gathered a diverse group of experts to discuss the Proposed Rulemaking on Universal Service Fund Reform the Federal Communications Commission recently issued.
NARUC Panel Explores Network Neutrality
FCC, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality
February 15th, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 15, 2011 – The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Committee on Telecommunications convened a panel of industry experts Monday morning to discuss the Federal Communications Commission’s recently issued Open Internet Order and its legal ramifications.
NARUC Panel Explores Consumer Benefits of Smart Grid
February 14th, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 14, 2011 – A panel of representatives from T-Mobile, Echeleon and state and federal governments discussed the value of smart grid for consumers on Saturday at the The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners yearly convention and explained how the smart grid will be able to bring both consumers and utilities increased efficiencies.
NARUC Names new Chair of Committee on Telecommunications
January 5th, 2011
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has named a new Chairman of the Committee on Telecommunications. John Burke from the Vermont Public Service Board will replace Ray Baum of Oregon. Baum has taken up a position on the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Communications and Technology as a Senior Policy Advisor. Burke […]
Support Dims for FCC Chairman’s Open Internet Proposal
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality
December 21st, 2010
WASHINGTON, December 21, 2010 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Dec. 1 announced that there would be a set of open internet rules that his agency would vote on during its open meeting on Dec. 21. While many stakeholders in the debate initially were happy to learn that the chairman would finally bring the issue to a vote, support dimmed after learning what he planned to include in the rules.
NARUC Proposes Fourth Way
FCC, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality, Smart Grid
July 7th, 2010
WASHINGTON July 7, 2010- National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has just released a draft of its proposed resolutions for their summer meeting. The organization is proposing a fourth way of regulating broadband and would like the federal government to take a hands off approach to smart grid.