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Upcoming Nevada Broadband Provider Workshops

By Amanda Murphy

Broadband providers in Nevada are invited to attend one of two workshops being hosted by the Governor’s Office of Science and Technology and Connect Nevada. The workshops are being held October 3 in Reno and October 5 in Las Vegas to discuss upcoming recommendations submitted by the Nevada Broadband Task Force, as well as a new state matching grant administered by the Department of Education for $1.8 million for E-rate (application procedures and leveraging E-rate), and additional long haul mapping initiatives to support education.   Provider input will be beneficial to helping set and achieve broadband objectives, and Connect Nevada...

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FCC Seeks Comments on State Opt-Out Procedure

By Amanda Murphy

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently released a Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that takes steps toward clearing current use of Band 14 spectrum for FirstNet’s use. The Report and Order gives a deadline of August 13, 2017, for public safety officials currently using this radio space now licensed for the nationwide public safety LTE network to relocate to other frequencies. FirstNet is assisting with relocation efforts through its created grant program by providing $40 million in funding. The Report and Order also asks for comment on the FCC’s proposed administering of the opt-out process for states...

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