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CLECs Push for 5 Years for Government Clients in Voice Forbearance Rules

Competitive LECs want more time to move away from regulated resale of voice-grade copper TDM phone services bought from incumbents if commissioners vote soon to proceed with a forbearance order as expected (see 1907020058). The draft addresses…Subscribe to Read >>

C Band Replies See Clashes Over Clearing; FCC Seeks Comment on Other Plans

Parties in proposed reallocation of some C band for 5G said each of their plans is the only one that makes sense, in docket 18-122 comments posted Friday. The Wireless and International bureaus and offices of Engineering and…Subscribe to Read >>

Senators From Both Sides Say FTC-Facebook Deal Appears Inadequate

The FTC again met criticism last week from Senate Democrats and Republicans after reports of an estimated $5 billion privacy settlement with Facebook. A former commissioner defended the agency's reported 3-2 decision, saying a more-stringent penalty was never guaranteed…Subscribe to Read >>

5G, 911 Security, Alerts Among Focuses of Reconstituted CSRIC

The FCC Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council started Friday at its first public meeting in this iteration. The focus was on promoting security for 5G and 911 networks, broadcaster resiliency and strengthening emergency alerting. The agency plans…Subscribe to Read >>

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NJ Counties NG-911 Ready, but State Diverts Money for Completing Upgrade

New Jersey’s failure to spend money tagged for 911 to upgrade an aging backbone network is delaying potentially life-saving next-generation features, local government officials said in interviews. Some counties years ago upgraded local systems and equipment to be NG-911…Read More >>

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