Entries by Foster Danowsky

Broadband Gets a Boost in Texas

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has recently adopted a Middle Mile Broadband Rule. The rule permits electric utilities to lease their excess fiber capacity to internet service providers to provide broadband in unserved and underserved areas of Texas. The rule will help electric utilities partner with internet service providers to expand broadband access to […]

The Texas Board of Nursing and the Sunset Process

This is the first part of a series in which we will discuss some of the changes to Texas Board of Nursing (BON) rules after its recent Sunset review. The Sunset process in Texas is a process that entails a review of state agencies by the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission and Texas Legislature. Approximately 140 […]

CPNI Compliance Report Due at the FCC on March 1, 2018.

The annual report required from telecommunications carriers and VoIP providers has been reinstated at the FCC, and reports are due March 1, 2018.  The CPNI Reporting Requirement was eliminated by the FCC in its 2016 Privacy Order dated November 2, 2016.  However, that FCC order was repealed by the Congressional Review Act in April, 2017. Because the […]