RUS Amends Standards for Timber Products

The Rural Utilities Service has issued a final rule to amend its regulations for Electric and Telecommunications Standards affecting the following:

  • Specifications for Materials and Equipment and Construction
  • Specification for Wood Poles, Stubs, and Anchor Logs
  • Specification for Wood Crossarms,

Telephone Cooperative Directors: Legal Risks and Privacy Concerns

AHC attorney, David Cook, recently spoke to a group of directors of telephone cooperatives about legal risks and privacy concerns.  The telephone and telecommunication utilities hailed from several states to North Carolina for the conference.  The presentation covered topics …

Utility, telephone, and internet cooperatives are giving consumers a break during the coronavirus pandemic.

Many businesses are giving consumers a break, including many electric and telephone cooperatives.

Utility cooperatives are offering free services or waiving fees and pledging not to disconnect as COVID-19 disrupts life for students, workers, families, businesses and communities. For more …

FCC Probe Finds Mobile Carriers Didn’t Safeguard Customer Location Data.

The FCC is seeking more than $200 Million in fines from “one or more” cellphone carriers, among them AT&T and T-Mobile.  Officials found the companies apparently violated federal law by failing to safeguard information about customers’ real-time locations.

The following …