Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Seeks Comment on CVAA 2010 Rules, New Mexico Advances Broadband Development


FCC entrance shutterstock-2FCC Seeks Comment on CVAA 2010 Rules 

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comment on whether the rules adopted by the FCC to the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) need to be updated. The CVAA was enacted more than 10 years ago to help “ensure that individuals with disabilities are able to fully utilize communications services and equipment and better access video programming.”  Comments are due by May 24 and reply comments by June 21, 2021. 


New Mexico Cap Bldg shutterstock 4921New Mexico Advances Broadband Development 

press release announced that New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed two bills designed to advance reliable, high-speed internet throughout the state. An Office of Broadband Access and Expansion was established in Senate Bill 93 that will coordinate broadband activities across state government agencies, local governmental bodies, tribal governmental organizations and internet service providers. The Office of Broadband will be responsible for developing a three-year strategic and operational broadband plan providing guiding principles and operational standards.  House Bill 10 establishes the Connect New Mexico Fund and the Connect New Mexico Council, which will fund broadband infrastructure and provide oversight and accountability requirements.  The legislation also increases the annual distribution for broadband infrastructure from the State Rural Universal Service Fund. 


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