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State Alternative Plan Program (SAPP) and the First Responder Network Authority Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network
Date: 
August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 
160706588–6588–01
ACTION: Notice; Reopening of Comment Period.
 
SUMMARY: On July 19, 2016, NTIA issued a notice and request for public comments on NTIA’s preliminary guidance concerning how a qualified state may apply to NTIA for required authority to enter into a spectrum capacity lease with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and optional grant funds to assist in the construction of its radio access network (RAN) should it opt to do so as allowed under the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act). In response to requests for additional time in which to comment, NTIA through this notice reopens the comment period. Comments received between the August 18, 2016 due date for comments announced in the July 19, 2016 notice, and publication of this notice in the Federal Register, are deemed to be timely.
 
DATES: Comments are due no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on September 7, 2016.
 
Court Rejects FCC Preemption of State Muni Broadband Laws
08.10.2016

Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s order preempting two state laws that put limits on municipal broadband networks.

Background: Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s order preempting two state laws that put limits on municipal broadband networks.

The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick:

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