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FCC Releases Order Requiring ISPs to Display Broadband Consumer Labels | Moss Adams Alert – November 21, 2022
On November 17th, the FCC released a Report and Order requiring internet service providers (ISPs) to display labels in a uniform format that disclose certain information regarding their broadband internet access service plans. The Order is a result of the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which directed the FCC to implement regulations that require the display of broadband consumer labels. The central purpose of the label is to help consumers comparison shop among broadband providers and services. A template of the broadband consumer label is shown at the end of this Alert. ISPs with 100,000 or fewer broadband subscribers will have one year from the announcement that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has completed its review of the new rules to comply with the broadband consumer label requirements. (Subscribe for more information)
FCC Releases Pre-Production Draft of the National Broadband Map; Announces Start of Availability Challenge Process | Moss Adams Alert – November 21, 2022
On November 18th, the FCC’s Broadband Data Task Force released a Public Notice announcing the release of the pre-production draft of the National Broadband Map, which shows fixed and mobile availability data submitted by internet service providers through the Commission’s Broadband Data Collection (BDC). (Subscribe for more information)
FCC Adopts Rules for Annual ACP Transparency Data Collection | Moss Adams Alert – November 30, 2022
On November 23rd, the FCC released a Report and Order establishing the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Transparency Data Collection as required by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Through the ACP Transparency Data Collection, participating providers will annually submit detailed data about the internet service offerings to which ACP-enrolled households choose to apply their benefit. Much of the information that providers will submit is also required for the newly adopted broadband consumer labels. (See the November 21st Moss Adams Alert for details on the broadband consumer labels order.) The new data collection rules require approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before they can be implemented. (Subscribe for more information)
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