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.
The House of Representatives approved H.R. 734 , the Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act by a vote of 411 to 0. The bill is intended to reduce reporting requirements and increase efficiency at the FCC by consolidating a number of existing reports into a single, comprehensive report on the state of the communications marketplace. See the Regulatory Mix dated 2/5/15. The House passed similar legislation with broad bipartisan support in both the 112th and 113th Congresses.
The FCC adopted rules requiring that facilities-based wireless providers meet certain accuracy standards on wireless 911 calls placed from indoors. Providers will be permitted to provide either dispatchable location or the applicable horizontal and vertical location accuracy metrics for various percentages of wireless 911 calls within certain timeframes. The rules also contain testing and reporting requirements. TMI Regulatory Bulletin Service subscribers see the Bulletin dated 2/24/15.