The Regulatory Mix

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 Briefing.


US Congress

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing on October 7, 2015, on “Improving Federal Spectrum Systems.”  The hearing will examine spectrum needs in the 21st century with a review of the federal government’s allocations and uses of our nation’s airways.  Members will examine the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act, authored by Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Doris Matsui (D-CA). This bill works to provide financial incentives for federal users to improve government systems and increase efficiency.  More information is available here.


          Smartphone Anti-theft Commitments

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler issued a statement in response to CTIA-The Wireless Association’s new, enhanced effort to help consumers combat stolen smart devices and protect personal information.  He said, in part: “Their enhanced voluntary commitment to adopt anti-theft features and educate consumers demonstrates their resolve in combating it.  I am encouraged that the industry has taken action in response to the recommendations recently submitted by the FCC Technical Advisory Committee’s stolen phones working group, and I am hopeful that this new voluntary commitment will make a meaningful difference for consumer safety.”  The new CTIA effort updates the Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment and encourages the widespread adoption of anti-theft tools, which will be made available on all smartphones at no cost to U.S. consumers, as of July 2016.  The updates are in section B part I, which promotes the widest possible adoption of anti-theft tools while respecting the importance of consumer choice and privacy. In addition, CTIA developed a list of apps to locate, erase and/or lock, many of which are free, for the various operating systems.

         Cognitive Disabilities Summit

The FCC announced it will hold a Cognitive Disabilities Summit on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.  The meeting will be open to the public and webcast with open captioning at  The summit will facilitate discussion of the telecommunication needs of people with cognitive disabilities and effective means of meeting those needs.  Panels will include: Communication Technologies for Independent Living; Emergency Preparedness/Living in the Community; and Ensuring and Funding Access to Equipment, Training and Broadband.  An Expo of vendors and distributors of assistive technologies will be held during the Summit.


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