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The Texas Department of Public Safety and Sunset Review

This is the first part of an ongoing series in which we review some proposed changes to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) rules and law by the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission (Sunset Commission). The Sunset process in Texas involves a review of state agencies by the Sunset Commission and Texas Legislature. Approximately 140 Texas […]

FCC Releases its Anticipated Small Cell Order

On September 27, 2018, the FCC released its much-anticipated order governing small cell deployment. Most significantly, the order set “presumptively reasonable fees” and a presumptively reasonable “shot clock” governing application processing time. Small Cell Fees The FCC concluded that small wireless facilities right-of-way (“ROW”) access fees, fees for the use of government property in the […]

National Verifier for Lifeline Hard Launch on November 2nd

The National Verifier for Lifeline service providers hard launches on November 2nd for Colorado, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.  There was a soft launch on October 15th for Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, New Hampshire, North Dakota and South Dakota.  Here is a link for the USAC webpage that describes the national verifier: https://www.usac.org/li/tools/national-verifier/default.aspx Service […]