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.
Biannual Planning Spectrum Meeting
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Lawrence E. Strickling released the following statement:
“The Assistant Secretary and the Chairman met and discussed a range of issues including the FCC and NTIA’s progress in meeting President Obama’s goal of making 500 megahertz of additional spectrum available for wireless broadband by 2020. They noted that they are nearly half way to meeting the President’s target and agreed that identifying the remaining parts of 500 megahertz before the end of the Administration remains a high priority. In addition, they also affirmed their commitment to pursue expanded spectrum sharing between federal and nonfederal users to help reach and exceed this goal and, more broadly, to open up spectrum access opportunities for all users.”
The Governor signed the SB 350, the “Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015,” establishing targets to increase retail sales of renewable electricity to 50% by 2030 and double the energy efficiency savings in electricity and natural gas end uses by 2030. At the signing Governor Brown said, “California has taken groundbreaking steps to increase the efficiency of our cars, buildings and appliances and provide ever more renewable energy. With SB 350, we deepen our commitment.”
TMI’s Fall Telecom Regulatory Seminar & Workshop is scheduled November 5 & 6, 2015 in Maitland, FL.