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 Applauds FCC Decision on Broadband Data Collection
Broadband Data, FCC, States
April 27th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2010 – The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners is applauding a decision that no Federal Communications Commission ruling preempts states from collecting broadband data.
State Telecom Regulators Urge ‘Sunshine Law’ Reform
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, States, Transparency
April 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2010 — Federal laws designed to guarantee public access to certain data should be revised to allow members of the Federal Communications Commission to meet more often and work together more efficiently, a group of state telecommunications regulators told members of a House committee in a Wednesday letter.
FCC Chief Raises Curtain on Bits of Broadband Plan
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Smart Grid, Wireless
February 16th, 2010
Washington, February 16, 2010 – Federal Communications Commission chief Julius Genachowski previewed the agency’s upcoming plan to outfit the nation with broadband access at a winter committee meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
NARUC Wants FCC to Require That Carriers Also Provide Data to States
Broadband Data, States
September 28th, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 28, 2009 – State utility commissioners want the Federal Communications Commission to put broadband carriers on notice that the agency’s own broadband data collection does not relieve operators of the obligation to comply with state requests.
NARUC Tells Feds: To Get BTOP Back on Track, Let States Lead
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, States
May 29th, 2009
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2009 – The Broadband Technology Opportunity Program can be put back on a faster schedule if state governments are used as a main points of contact for grant applicants, National Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners president Fred Butler of New Jersey and Communications Committee chairman Roy Baum of Oregon said Friday.
Smart Grid Benefits May Require Strings, Industry Reps Say
Smart Grid, States
May 13th, 2009
SAN MATEO, Calif., May 12th, 2009 – Implementing a smart electrical grid could save consumers money while allowing utilities to better serve their customers, a panel of industry representatives said Tuesday during a round-table discussion at the Tech Policy Summit.
Congress, Industry Execs Agree on Broadband in Revamped Universal Service Fund
March 12th, 2009
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2009 -The Obama administration’s priority in broadband deployment injected an undercurrent of excitement into a Thursday hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Technology, Communications, Technology and the Internet.
Universal Service Fund Expansion Pilot Approved by State Commissioners
February 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 19, 2009 – State utility commissioners approved a resolution endorsing a Federal Communications Commission proposal to expand Lifeline and Link Up telephone subsidization programs to offer broadband service for low income consumers.
With Stimulus Fight Complete, Advocates Shift Focus to Universal Service
Broadband Stimulus, Universal Service
February 16th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 16, 2009 – With $7.2 billion in fiscal stimulus grants and loans marked to expand broadband infrastructure, industry groups, consumer advocates and some state regulators are supporting a proposal to fund broadband for low income households by tapping into the Universal Service Fund.