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FirstNet Launches “Ruthless Preemption” for First Responders

AT&T says the nationwide public safety broadband network FirstNet now features “ruthless preemption” services for first responder subscribers. It’s for states and territories that have opted into their AT&T state plan for the communications network for first responders.

Priority moves first responders to the front of the “communications line,” expediting their network needs.

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…Fight ‘Em

Windermere, FL is moving forward with an ordinance involving the placement and control of telecommunication towers to push back against recent state legislation, reported the Orange Observer.

The decision comes in response to the state’s controversial legislation passed in July – the Advanced Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Act – which establishes strict limits for denying a telecommunication provider’s application to install a cell tower or add equipment on a utility pole enabling future 5G technology.

Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn believes the ordinance is necessary to retain some control over telecommunications decisions.

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County Approved, Neighborhood Association Appealed

An AT&T tower approved by Nevada County in November for Burning Bush Road in Grass Valley is being challenged by locals as not complying with state environmental laws. Two other towers approved for the area have gone unchallenged.

The appeal for the Burning Bush site by the Burning Bush Neighborhood Association Group cost $1,457.80 to file now proceeds to the Board of Supervisors. No date has been set for an appeal.

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FCC, FTC Reveal Enforcement Plan Before Net Neutrality Vote

The Federal Trade Commission and FCC plan to coordinate their online consumer protection efforts following the adoption of the rollback of the 2015 Net Neutrality rules. The FCC plans to vote on the changes tomorrow which reclassified the internet as a utility. (see story below)

The FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order would return jurisdiction to the FTC to police the conduct of internet service providers, including privacy practices.

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Maloney Introduces Bill to Block FCC Net Neutrality Rollback

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) introduced the Save Net Neutrality Act (H.R. 4585) to stop the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would result in a final rule eliminating the existing Net Neutrality policy.

“The FCC’s proposal to screw up your internet is just about the worst plan I’ve seen – the comment period was a mess and the rest of the proposal is full of holes,” said Rep. Maloney. “My bill would stop this rule from going into effect and keep the internet the way it is – affordable, open, and full of innovation.”

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