Tag: telecommunications

PSC rule changes seek to add broadband to USF offering, but jurisdiction questioned by providers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In this day and age, access has become everything. Broadband has gone from being a luxury to a necessity in both our economy and social lives. There’s been a push at the federal level for years to expand broadband, as well as a statewide effort. In […]

Press Release: Gov. Nixon signs four telecommunications bills into law

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Nixon today signed four bills passed by the General Assembly related to telecommunications – Senate Bills 649, 650, 651 and 653. Many of the provisions contained in the bills were found in a telecommunications bill enacted in 2013 but enjoined by the Cole County Circuit Court due to defects in their enactment, in violation […]

Telecom bills moving quickly with broad support

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two weeks ago, Ewell Lawson, Manager of Government Operations for the Missouri Association of Municipal Utilities was the most vocal opponent of SB 650 and 653, sponsored by Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah. He was singing a different tune in the House Utilities hearing for the bills […]