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Sen. Eric Schmitt Condemns NTIA for Engaging in Broadband Rate Regulation

By Lawson Faulkner Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.) has recently taken aim at the NTIA for misleading lawmakers over its administration of the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. In a letter addressed to NTIA administrator Alan Davidson, Sen. Schmitt accused NTIA officials of instituting rate regulations as…

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USF Rates Spike Again

By Lawson Faulkner Last week, the FCC announced yet another rate hike for its Universal Service Fund (USF), a controversial program responsible for subsidizing American broadband infrastructure. On Wednesday, FCC officials mandated a 34.4 percent contribution factor for telecommunications companies generating end-user revenue, up from 32.8 percent during…

Biden's Broadband Bust

The Problem(s) with Poles

By James Erwin If you want to make any telecom expert’s fingers curl, mention pole attachments. It is an incredibly niche policy area, but exorbitant pole attachment fees and burdensome terms from municipally-owned poles could undermine federal broadband deployment efforts, possibly wasting billions of taxpayer dollars. If Congress and the…

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FCC Enforcement Bureau Classifies Royal Tiger as First Repeat Robocall Bad Actor Under New Classification System

By Jason Lee Yesterday, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau unveiled a new classification system called the Consumer Communications Information Services Threat (C-CIST). The system will be used to label repeat offenders violating laws against illegal robocalling. On the same day, the FCC applied the C-CIST label for…