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… Read More »RUS Amends Standards for Timber Products
On behalf of AHC, David Cook joined with many rural telcos in “A Call to Action” to demand that broadband policymakers improve USF funding by… Read More »AHC joins rural telcos to request better USF funding
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… Read More »Telephone Cooperative Directors: Legal Risks and Privacy Concerns
Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed an outstanding question in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The court clarified the extent of the devices… Read More »Supreme Court Addresses Telephone Consumer Protection Act
As reported in the Wall Street Journal last week, hackers breached T-Mobile’s system to obtain data for about 54 million people. The hackers then attempted… Read More »WSJ: FCC Focusing on Telecommunications Customer Data Breaches
Effective January 12, 2021, the Small Business Administration and the Department of the Treasury issued an Interim Final Rule concerning the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). … Read More »Telephone and Electric Coops Qualify for PPP Round 2
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… Read More »Utility, telephone, and internet cooperatives are giving consumers a break during the coronavirus pandemic.
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… Read More »FCC Probe Finds Mobile Carriers Didn’t Safeguard Customer Location Data.