Rural Utilities Service to Accept ReConnect Program Funding Applications

A Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) has been published in the Federal Register announcing that the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will accept applications for the second funding round in fiscal year 2022 for the ReConnect Program. Read More

"988" Text Requirement Waiver Granted

The FCC has waived the July 16, 2022 deadline for text-to-988 connections to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to allow routing without translation to the access number. Read More

"988" Routing Deadline Approaching

July 16, 2022 marks an important deadline for "988" routing requirements. Read More

New Broadband Availability Data Reporting Begins June 30, 2022

Facilities-based providers of fixed and mobile broadband Internet access service must submit broadband availability data under the new broadband data collection (BDC) rules between June 30, 2022 and September 1, 2022, for deployment as of June 30, 2022. Read More

Reminder of Final Deadline to File for Repack Reimbursement for Repack Phases 6-10

The FCC’s final filing deadline to submit all remaining invoices and other documentation for reimbursement from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund for Phases 6-10 (and post-Phase 10) repack stations is March 22, 2022. Read More

FCC Adopts New Prohibitions and Requirements for Providers That Serve Multiple Tenant Environments

The FCC has adopted new rules in its Multiple Tenant Environments (“MTEs”) proceeding that impose new requirements on common carriers that provide communications services (including broadband service) in commercial and residential MTEs, and on traditional cable operators/MVPD… Read More

Supply Chain Annual Reports Due May 5, 2022 for Advanced Communications Services Providers

Each provider of advanced communications services, even those that do not have any covered communications equipment or services, must file an initial Supply Chain Annual Report by May 5, 2022. Read More

FCC and CISA Issue Cybersecurity Guidance for All Industries

The FCC is encouraging communications companies to review the joint advisory “Understanding and Mitigating Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure” issued by the FBI, NSA, and CISA. Read More

President Biden Signs $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021

President Biden has signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law, authorizing $1.2 trillion of funding for infrastructure programs that include broadband, transportation, and the utility grid. Read More

Rural Utilities Service Announces Opening of New ReConnect Program Window

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, has announced the opening of an FY 2022 application window from November 24, 2021 through February 22, 2022 for the next round of the ReConnect Program. Read More