October 6, 2022 Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up

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

  • WIRELESS RESILIENCY
    • On 9/30, the FCC published in the Federal Register the Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on improving the reliability and resiliency of mobile wireless networks. For more information and to view a copy of the Notices, see our post here.
  • RIP AND REPLACE
    • On 9/30, the FCC published in the Federal Register a Public Notice reminding participants in the Secure and Trusted Reimbursement Program of their obligation to file their initial status update on or before October 13, 2022 and then every 90 days thereafter. For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
  • NORS/DIRS INFORMATION SHARING
    • On 9/30, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau released a Public Notice announcing that Federal, state, Tribal nation, territorial, and District of Columbia agencies may begin applying for read-only access to reports filed in the FCC’s Network Outage Reporting System (“NORS”) and Disaster Information Reporting System (“DIRS”). For more information, and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
  • MIDDLE MILE INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM
    • On 10/4, NTIA announced that it was waiving and extending the application deadline for eligible entities that submit Middle Mile Grant Program applications for projects that would deploy middle mile infrastructure in Puerto Rico and in parts of Alaska, Florida, and South Carolina that were impacted by natural disasters. The deadline for these applicants is extended to 11:59 PM Eastern Time on November 1, 2022.  For more information and to view a copy of the announcement, see our post here.

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