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FCC Reopens Online Filing System for 911 Service Reliability Certifications

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The Federal Communications Commission has reopened an electronic process for service providers to file annual 911 reliability certifications on FCC’s web-based portal. The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau said Friday that covered 911 service providers can submit certification information online through Oct. 15. FCC’s rules mandate that providers of emergency communications services comply with …

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FCC Task Force to Unveil Broadband Health Mapping Tool

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A Federal Communications Commission task force will launch a new mapping tool to support data-driven decision-making that integrates broadband technology and health. FCC said Friday the Connect2Health Task Force will unveil the Mapping Broadband Health in America tool at an event Aug. 2 in collaboration with the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. The commission added the tool aims to facilitate stakeholder …

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NTIA Requests Feedback on FirstNet Spectrum Capacity Lease, Grant Application Guide

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has released preliminary guidance on how states can lease spectrum capacity from the First Network Responder Authority’s proposed nationwide emergency services network. The draft guide published Tuesday in the Federal Register outlines the NTIA’s process to evaluate a state’s application for authority to negotiate a spectrum capacity lease agreement with FirstNet and …

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Senate Bill Seeks to Expand Emergency Telecom Services Access

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A bill introduced in the Senate would require the Federal Communications Commission to explore new methods to expand telecommunications services access in the event of a natural disaster. The Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act of 2016 would also mandate that the Government Accountability Office examine potential strategies for the government to increase security of emergency communications …

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CBO: US Budget Shortfall at $397B After 9 Months of FY 2016

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A Congressional Budget Office report shows the federal government’s budget deficit for the first nine months of fiscal 2016 reached $397 billion, up $81 billion from the shortfall recorded for the same period in fiscal 2015. CBO said Friday that revenues grew one percent to about $2.5 trillion and expenditures increased by four percent to $2.9 trillion over the past …

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