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.
Consumer Advisory Committee
The FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee announced that its next meeting will be held on July 25, 2014. The Committee is expected to consider: (1) a recommendation from its Universal Service Working Group concerning interagency coordination relative to the Lifeline program and broadband adoption; and (2) a recommendation from its Consumer Protection Working Group regarding stolen mobile devices. The Committee may also consider other recommendations from its working groups, and may receive briefings from FCC staff and outside speakers on matters of interest to the Committee. A limited amount of time will be available on the agenda for comments from the public. The public may ask questions of presenters via the email address email@example.com or via Twitter using the hashtag #fcclive. The meeting may also be followed on Twitter @fcc, via the FCC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fcc, or www.fcc.gov/live/.
The FCC has extended until July 15, 2014, the date for filing comments to assist it in preparing the biennial report to Congress required by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA). See the Regulatory Mix dated April 18, 2014
Mobility Fund Reporting
The FCC extended the filing deadline for the July 2014 Mobility Fund Phase I annual report (From 690) by thirty days until July 31, 2014. It also provided guidance to Mobility Fund Phase I (including Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I) support recipients on the coverage reporting requirements for annual reports and for requesting disbursements of support. This includes specifications for the electronic shapefiles that must be used to submit coverage information, and guidance on how to satisfy coverage reporting requirements for those locations for which recipients are unable to complete drive tests. The FCC also notified Mobility Fund Phase I support recipients of the availability of its MFI Geospatial Data Collection interface, which contains templates for electronic shapefiles, and the new electronic FCC Form 690, which must be used to electronically file annual and disbursement reports.