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Biography for Gabriella Novello

Gabriella Novello, Assistant Editor, is a journalist for Communications Daily covering telecommunications and the Federal Communications Commission. She joined the Warren Communications News staff in 2020, after covering election integrity and the 2020 presidential election at WhoWhatWhy. She received her bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in health promotion at American University. You can follow Novello on Instagram and Twitter: @NOVELLOGAB.

Recent Articles by Gabriella Novello

Rural healthcare program (RHC) participants and industry continued to back the FCC's efforts to modify the program's rate methodologies, in reply comments posted Tuesday in docket 17-310 (see 2304250074). Some urged the FCC to facilitate competitive bidding and a copayment structure in the telecom program and Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) rather than revert to the commission's previous rates database.Read More >>

Industry and consumer advocates sought additional guidance and clarity on the FCC's proposed requirements to implement the Safe Connections Act, in reply comments posted Monday in docket 22-238 (see 2304140057). Commenters also showed widespread support for sufficient time to comply with the commission's final rules and additional guidance on potential privacy concerns. The act requires availability of safe access to communications services for survivors of domestic violence.Read More >>

Incarcerated people's communications service providers and advocates disagree on how the FCC should implement the Martha Wright-Reed Just and Reasonable Communications Act. Commissioners adopted the item in March, seeking comment on permanent rates for IPCS services and how to address accessibility concerns for incarcerated individuals with disabilities (see 2303160009). Comments were posted Tuesday in docket 23-62.Read More >>

Rural healthcare program participants and advocates welcomed FCC proposals on the program's rate determination rules, whether to reinstate the support cap for satellite services, and how providers can receive funding as soon as they become eligible. Comments were posted through Tuesday in docket 17-310. Commissioners adopted the NPRM in January, which also sought comments on how to revise the FCC’s Form 466 to improve data collection efforts (see 2301260041).Read More >>