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.
US House of Representatives
The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee has announced a December 12, 2013, hearing to receive testimony from all five Federal Communications Commission commissioners. Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden said “we’re looking forward to sitting down with the commission on December 12 and having an open, wide ranging discussion that will include everything from cell phones on airplanes to FCC process reforms and the status of the incentive auctions, as we work on the 2014 telecommunications agenda.” According to the announcement, the subcommittee intends to conduct general oversight and discuss the breadth of issues before the FCC including trials for the transition of portions of the public switched telephone network to Internet Protocol. Read the announcement
The FCC has extended the deadline for filing reply comments in its cramming proceeding. Reply comments are now due December 16, 2013, instead of December 2, 2013. The extension of time was given in response to a petition filed by the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA). NASUCA sought the delay saying its opportunity to review the comments was shortened due to the Thanksgiving holiday and its annual meeting.