May 11, 2022 Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up

Good afternoon from Washington, DC!  Below you will find this week’s Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up, your update on the wireless telecommunications regulatory landscape, important wireless decisions, and more!  Here’s your wrap-up:

FCC:

  • Late last Tuesday, the Enforcement Bureau released a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (“NAL”) proposing a $100,000 forfeiture against LTD Broadband LLC for repeatedly engaging in prohibited communications of its bidding strategies during the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I Auction (“Auction 904”) in violation of section 1.21002(b) of the FCC’s rules, and its failure to timely report such prohibited communications. For more information and to view a copy of the NAL, see our post here.
  • Last Thursday, the Office of Economics and Analytics (“OEA”) and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (“WTB”) (collectively “Bureaus”) released a Public Notice addressing ex parte filings that suggest additional adjustments should be made to the 2.5 GHz Auction (“Auction 108”) inventory and reminding participants of their Auction 108 due diligence duty and the prohibited communications rule. For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
  • Yesterday, NTIA announced that it had developed a Tribal Broadband Planning Toolkit (“Toolkit”) that will help Tribes simplify the process of creating a broadband plan. The Toolkit contains worksheets, templates, and guides to help Tribes prepare a broadband plan.  For more information and to view a copy of the announcement and the Toolkit, see our post here.

Congress:

  • This morning the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight and Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing entitled “Securing the Digital Commons: Open-Source Software Cybersecurity.” Witnesses included Laruen Knausenberger, Chief Information Officer for the Department of the Air Force, Brian Behlendorf, General Manager for Open Source Security Foundation, Amélie Erin Koran, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and Andrew Lohn, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University.  For more information, and to view the hearing, see the Committee’s website here.

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