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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 06 Nov 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 290 : "text" format

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That Was Then, This Is Now: Trump Administration Proposes Section 230 Reforms
FCC Opens New Chapter In Repurposing Spectrum In The 3 GHz Band
TCPA Tracker – October 2020
FCC Establishes $9 Billion Fund To Support 5G Services In Rural America
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20201104005331.4692D84A@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2020 00:53:31 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: That Was Then, This Is Now: Trump Administration Proposes Section 230 Reforms November 2, 2020 by Aaron Burstein and Gonzalo E. Mon Continuing its intense focus on internet platforms' role in political debate and the liability protections they receive under the Communi- cations Decency Act (CDA), 47 U.S.C. § 230, the Trump Administration this week submitted a legislative proposal that would substantially limit platforms' Section 230 immunity. The Administration's legis- lative proposal joins several other bills that take aim at platform immunity. It is unclear whether any of these proposals will advance in the near term, but the proposals are a sign of sustained, bipartisan concern about the breadth of Section 230 immunity. Nonetheless, the Administration's proposal in particular provides a look at some of the far-reaching changes to Section 230 that are under consideration. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/social-media/1000630/that-was-then-this-is-now-trump-administration-proposes-section-230-reforms?email_access=on ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20201104004500.80B3E84A@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2020 00:45:00 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: FCC Opens New Chapter In Repurposing Spectrum In The 3 GHz Band by Chip Yorkgitis In the wake of the recent completion of the 3550-3650 MHz auction of Priority Access Licenses ("PALs") in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service ("CBRS") making 70 megahertz of so-called mid-band spectrum available, and the adoption of the regulatory framework in the 3700-4200 MHz band that will make available another 280 megahertz for flexible use commercial wireless operations, the FCC has announced its intention to take significant steps in realigning the 3450-3550 MHz range for non-federal flexible fixed and mobile use on a shared basis with existing federal radiolocation operations. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/broadcasting-film-tv-radio/1000638/fcc-opens-new-chapter-in-repurposing-spectrum-in-the-3-ghz-band?email_access=on ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20201104004954.54CE184A@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2020 00:49:54 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: TCPA Tracker - October 2020 by Jeff Scurry The October issue of Kelley Drye's TCPA Tracker newsletter is here: TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) Tracker Newsletter is a cross-practice effort produced to help you stay current on TCPA (and related) matters, case developments and provide an updated comprehensive summary of TCPA petitions pending before the FCC. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/dodd-frank-consumer-protection-act/1000434/tcpa-tracker-october-2020?email_access=3Don ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20201104003556.D9F7584A@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2020 00:35:56 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: FCC Establishes $9 Billion Fund To Support 5G Services In Rural America by Angela Y. Kung As the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") continues to take steps to facilitate the deployment of next-generation 5G services nationwide, it is also working to ensure that rural America is not left behind. On October 27, 2020, the FCC adopted an Order establishing the 5G Fund for Rural America ("5G Fund"), which will make available up to $9 billion in federal subsidies over 10 years to bring voice and 5G broadband services to unserved rural areas. It also requires mobile carriers receiving legacy support to use an increasing percentage of their $368 million in funding for 5G services. The funds are expected to support the deployment of 5G networks that will not only provide rural areas with critical access to telehealth, telework, remote learning opportunities, and precision agriculture, but will also drive job creation and economic growth. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/telecoms-mobile-cable-communications/1000454/fcc-establishes-9-billion-fund-to-support-5g-services-in-rural-america?email_access=on ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 06 Nov 2020
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