FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has appointed the following members to serve on the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).
Chair: Elizabeth Pierce, Chief Executive Officer, Quintillion
Vice Chair: Kelleigh Cole, Director, Utah Broadband Outreach Center, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Jonathan Adelstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wireless Infrastructure Association
Allen Bell, DOT, Joint Use and Franchise Manager, Georgia Power Company, Southern Company
Chris Bondurant, Assistant Vice President, Construction and Engineering Operations, AT&T Mobile
Elizabeth Bowles, President and Chairman of the Board, Aristotle
Robert DeBroux, Director, Public Policy and Federal Regulatory Affairs, TDS Telecom
Removing State and Local Regulatory Barriers:
Douglas Dimitroff, Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP, New York State Wireless Association
David Don, Vice President, Regulatory Policy, Comcast
Valerie Fast Horse, Information Technology Director, Coeur d’Alene Tribe
Jaime Fink, Chief Product Officer, Mimosa Networks
Marc Ganzi, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Bridge Holdings LLC, ExteNet Systems
Carlos Gutierrez, Deputy Director, Legal and Policy Affairs, LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute
Michael Hain, General Manager and Chief Technology Officer, Nittany Media
Betsy Huber, President, National Grange
Marc Hudson, Chief Executive Officer, Rocket Fiber
Members of the public may submit comments to the BDAC in the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System, ECFS, at www.fcc.gov/ecfs. Comments to the BDAC should be filed in GN Docket No. 17-83.
More information about the BDAC is available at https://www.fcc.gov/broadband-deployment-advisory-committee. You may also contact Brian Hurley, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) of the BDAC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-418-2220; or Paul D’Ari, Deputy DFO, at email@example.com or 202-418-1550.
Below are links to the press releases on recent FCC steps to promote wireless and wireline broadband deployment:
The following is the text of text of the wireline NPRM-NOI-RFC which was released on April 21st.
Recent FCC press release regarding adoption of an NPRM that proposes to eliminate two Public Inspection File requirements. One relates to hard copies of broadcaster public files (they will now be available online). The other requires cable operators “to maintain and allow public inspection of the location of a cable system’s principal headend.”
Read the release at the link below.
FCC PROPOSES TO ELIMINATE TWO PUBLIC INSPECTION FILE REQUIREMENTS,
REDUCING REGULATORY BURDENS ON COMMERCIAL BROADCASTERS AND CABLE
The FCC has released its latest report on the status of competition in the video programming market. According to the report, “the most significant trends since the last report include the continuing development, and consumer usage, of time and location shifted viewing of video programming, the expansion of digital and high definition programming, and the progress of the online video industry.” You may access the report by going to:
FCC Video Competition Report
Check out this link regarding the FCC’s new net neutrality rules:
FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules
"The Office of Chairman Wheeler has released the following:
The Open Internet Order: Preserving and Protecting the Internet for All Americans
The Commission has released the full and final text of the Open Internet Order, which will preserve and protect the Internet as a platform for innovation, expression and economic growth. An Open Internet
means consumers can go where they want, when they want. It means innovators can develop products and services without asking for permission. It means consumers will demand more and better
broadband as they enjoy new Internet services, applications and content."
For a simple delineation of the Net Neutrality Order's reality, read the full text at
FCC "Fact vs. Fiction" RE: Net Neutrality
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