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FCC Acts on Rural Broadband Deployment!!

The FCC released today the long awaited Report and Order, Third Order on Reconsideration and FNPR on Universal Service and that certainly calls for multiple exclamation points!  We are still reviewing the details of the order and related items released by the FCC today, but as a threshold matter, we welcome several aspects of today’s action and are grateful for the release and looking forward to moving forward. 

Minnesota Nice…and Productive!

Hanging out in the Minnesota airport ready to head back to Washington, D.C. later this afternoon and thinking that while my time on the ground with the folks from the Minnesota Telecom Alliance was brief, it was productive and really enjoyable.

CSRIC Working Group Reports In

My CSRIC working group had the opportunity to present our progress to our fellow Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council on our portion of the report which has been looking at network vulnerabilities associated with the Diameter protocol, which continues similar vulnerabilities as SS7 does and is widely used for wireless communications.