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.
At its January 30, 2014, meeting, the FCC is scheduled to consider (i) technology transitions experiments to examine how to best accelerate technology transitions by preserving and enhancing the values consumers have come to expect from communication networks; and (ii) policy goals regarding this critical public safety function, and seeks comment on proposals for widespread implementation and achievement of those goals. In his comments on Adapting Regulatory Frameworks To 21st Century Networks And Markets, Chairman Wheeler discusses why each of the Agenda items is so important. He will propose a series of experiments utilizing all-IP networks intended to allow the networks, their users, the FCC, and the public to assess the impact and potential of all-IP networks on consumers, customers, and businesses in all parts of the country.
The PSC is investigating development of certain Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Data relating to the provision of Enhanced Wireless 911 Service. In that regard, it seeks comments on whether funding beyond the allocations provided to the PSAPs through the 911-SAM should be made available for the costs to develop a statewide address point layer for GIS data. Comments are due on or before February 14, 2014. TMI Regulatory Bulletin subscribers watch for our upcoming Nebraska Bulletin.