Nevada Telecommunications Association Newsletter



November 2019, Volume 205     Serving the Industry for over 61 Years

Team Fishel Team Fishel Serving the telecommunications industry since 1936, Team Fishel is the Best Choice for Utility Engineering, Construction, Installation and Maintenance.

Please click for more information..
           Cooper Cooper Provides comprehensive legal representation on matters of importance to telecommunications providers, their business partners and their principals since 1896.

Please click for more information..
           Rocky Mountain West Telecom Fugal Niels Fugal We are a professional consulting and engineering firm, investing in people, processes, systems and technologies to deliver value in terms of performance and speed.

Please click for more information..
           Niels Fugal Niels Fugal Niels Fugal Sons Company has been serving the utility construction industry since the late 1920's and is recognized today as a well-known leader in the telecommunications and natural gas construction industry. It has been a leader, not a follower. Technology has improved, and the company has been and will continue to be on the cutting edge of those changes.

Please click for more information..


FCC adopts and tweaks rules for USF compliance tests

     The Federal Communications Commission agreed unanimously on new rules that establish procedures for confirming that telecoms receiving Universal Service Fund grants support minimum speed and quality standards. The agency also agreed to adopt "target modifications" that offer service providers some leeway in meeting deadlines as well as providing compliance cost concessions to smaller telecoms. Read more... [Source: USTelecom dailyLead, 10/28/2019]

Appeals Court Rules Mostly for FCC on Regulating Internet

     A federal appeals court ruled unanimously that the Federal Communications Commission acted legally in reclassifying internet traffic as a Title 1 common-carrier service in 2017 when it overturned net neutrality regulations the agency adopted under former President Barack Obama. But the panel also said that states were free to enact their own rules governing internet content and remanded the case go back to the FCC to clarify three other points of law. Read more... [Source: USTelecom dailyLead. 10/01/2019]

Net Neutrality Ruling Prompts Calls for Congress to Act

     Congress must act to clarify net neutrality rules in the wake of a federal appeals court's decision that handed a partial victory to the Federal Communications Commission, say Democratic and Republican senators who lead the chamber's working group on the matter. "While we are still reviewing the details, one thing is clear: Congress must end this regulatory rinse and repeat cycle by passing a strong national framework that applies to all companies, maintains our dynamic and open internet, and sustains our global digital leadership for the next generation and beyond," said Jonathan Spalter, president and CEO of USTelecom. Read more... [Source: USTelecom dailyLead. 10/02/2019]

USTelecom Member Spotlight: Moapa Valley Telephone

     USTelecom's diverse members are working hard to deliver broadband to all corners of the country. In our latest Member Spotlight, Moapa Valley Telephone President Brad Lyon talks about his company's century of service connecting customers in Nevada. [Source: USTelecom dailyLead, 10/24/2019]

Seminar Series for 2019

NTCA Live
Learning Center
NECA Training
Courses and Conferences
Moss Adams Telecom
Seminars and Workshops
USTelecom On-demand
Educational Webinars

Single-Carrier, Terabit-Per-Second Field Trial Completed

     Nokia and Etisalat report the completion of a terabit-per-second, single-carrier data transmission over an operator-deployed fiber network in a field trial. Using Etisalat's wavelength division multiplexing network, the companies were able to reach a transmission speed of 50.8 terabits per second over 93 kilometers of optical fiber. Read more... [Source: USTelecom dailyLead. 10/02/2019]

T-Mobile-Sprint Deal Wins Approval From FCC

     T-Mobile's merger with Sprint won approval from the Federal Communications Commission on a 3-2 party line vote with Democrats voting against the deal, an agency official said. The carriers still face a hurdle in federal court, however, where attorneys general from 17 states have sued to prevent the agreement, claiming it is anti-competitive. Read more... [Source: USTelecom dailyLead, 10/17/2019]

FCC Prepares To Take More Action vs. Huawei, ZTE

     Federal regulators are ratcheting up their pressure on ZTE and Huawei by preparing a November vote to bar US firms that receive carrier subsidies from buying the Chinese vendors' gear. The Federal Communications Commission, which will take up the matter on Nov. 19, will also study whether it will require carriers to replace Huawei or ZTE equipment that is already installed. Read more... [Source: USTelecom dailyLead, 10/29/2019]

Team Fishel Team Fishel Serving the telecommunications industry since 1936, Team Fishel is the Best Choice for Utility Engineering, Construction, Installation and Maintenance.

Please click for more information..
           Cooper Cooper Provides comprehensive legal representation on matters of importance to telecommunications providers, their business partners and their principals since 1896.

Please click for more information..
           Rocky Mountain West Telecom Niels Fugal We are a professional consulting and engineering firm, investing in people, processes, systems and technologies to deliver value in terms of performance and speed.

Please click for more information..
           Niels Fugal Niels Fugal Niels Fugal Sons Company has been serving the utility construction industry since the late 1920*s and is recognized today as a well-known leader in the telecommunications and natural gas construction industry. It has been a leader, not a follower. Technology has improved, and the company has been and will continue to be on the cutting edge of those changes.

Please click for more information..

Newsletter Archives

2019
Jan Feb Mar
Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep
Oct

2018
Jan Feb Mar
Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep
Oct Nov Dec

2017
Jan Feb Mar
Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep
Oct Nov Dec

Nevada Telecommunications Association. All rights reserved.
PO Box 34449, Reno, NV 89533-4449 Tel. 775-827-0191
Send us an Email

Up Coming Telecom Conferences

October 27-30, 2019 - Telecommunications Association of the Southeast Annual Meeting Grand Hotel Point Clear, Point Clear, Alabama

November 6-7, 2019 - Iowa Communications Alliance (ICA) Impact Conference Hilton Garden Inn, West Des Moines, Iowa

November 7-8, 2019 - The Oklahoma Rural Broadband Association (OTA) Accounting Conference Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

November 10-13 2019 - NECA EXPO 2019 Grand Hyatt Denver, Colorado

November 13-14, 2019 - South Carolina Telecommunications and Broadband Association (SCTBA) Fall Conference and Showcase Marriott Hotel, Columbia, South Carolina

December 4-5, 2019 - Montana Telecommunications Association (MTA) 38th Annual Showcase Billings Hotel & Convention Center, Billings, Montana

January 26-29, 2019 - Alaska Telephone Association (ATA) Winter Conference Sheraton Maui Resort, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii