The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin (our popular subscription service). Most will simply be activities that we felt would be of interest to our blog followers. We plan to post a fresh list every morning.
The FCC released the preliminary agenda for its July 10, 2013 workshop on inmate calling service rates. The panels will address consumers and public policy; state action to reform inmate calling services rates; and providing inmate calling services.
The FCC is seeking comment on Verizon’s applications to discontinue some domestic telecommunications services in parts of New Jersey and New York affected by Hurricane Sandy. TMI Bulletin available.
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a petition for review of the FCC’s 2008 order requiring audio bridging service providers to contribute to the federal USF. The appeal was denied in part and dismissed in part on procedural grounds.
The Public Utilities Commission has opened proceedings to revise its rules in accordance with recently passed legislation affecting the regulation of telecommunications services. TMI Bulletin available. Watch for additional Bulletins as the proceeding moves forward.