The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) continues its 2022 “Be Utility Wise” professional development conferences with an upcoming event in Reading, Berks County. The 19th annual “Berks Be Wise” human service conference will be held on Thursday, October 27, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Miller Center for the Arts, 4 North 2nd Street, Reading. … Continue reading PUC Holding Annual ‘Be Utility Wise’ Event in Berks
Category: Communications Law
See yourself in cybersecurity
Since 2004, the President of the United States and Congress have declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month, helping individuals protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) lead a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise … Continue reading See yourself in cybersecurity
New ‘835’ Area Code Assigned to Parts of Southeast PA
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PaPUC) announced the assignment of 835 as a new area code which will eventually serve the same geographic area in southeastern Pennsylvania currently served by the 610 and 484 area codes. The Commission voted 3-0 on December 2, 2021, to approve a petition filed by the North American Numbering Plan Administrator … Continue reading New ‘835’ Area Code Assigned to Parts of Southeast PA
Consider both sides in the vaccine debate, if you can.
Everyone has the right to decide if they want the Covid vaccine. That decision should be yours to make based on as much information as is available to you. Unfortunately the trend towards censorship has now invaded the medical and scientific realm. For example, in Canada, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has … Continue reading Consider both sides in the vaccine debate, if you can.
$5 Million in Funding Now Available for Pennsylvania Broadband Projects
Nongovernmental entities can now apply for funding for projects that facilitate the deployment of high-speed broadband service infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas of the Commonwealth through the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program (UHSB). The application window opened June 1 and applications will be accepted until September 24. The UHSB authorizes the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to … Continue reading $5 Million in Funding Now Available for Pennsylvania Broadband Projects
Utility Scam Awareness & Education
Understand How Fraud Artists Operate and Remain Vigilant Against Common Utility-Related Scams The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) marked November 20th as Utility Scam Awareness Day – a national effort to educate residents and businesses about the ways that scammers use utility-related schemes to scare or trick customers into sending them money or disclosing personal information. “Scam … Continue reading Utility Scam Awareness & Education
If You Are Still Using Windows 7, You Are At Risk
In a Private Industry Notification announcement this month from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about the official end of life for Windows 7, the FBI states it "has observed cyber criminals targeting computer network infrastructure after an operating system achieves end-of-life status," and added that "continuing to use Windows 7 within an enterprise may provide … Continue reading If You Are Still Using Windows 7, You Are At Risk
FCC changes to Form 477 for filings as of June 30, 2020!
Who Must File FCC Form 477? Four types of entities must file FCC Form 477: 1.Facilities-based Providers of Broadband Connections to End Users 2.Providers of Wired or Fixed Wireless Local Exchange Telephone Service 3.Providers of Interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Service 4.Facilities-based Providers of Mobile Telephony (Mobile Voice) Service: • Mobile Telephony (Mobile Voice) … Continue reading FCC changes to Form 477 for filings as of June 30, 2020!
FTC-FCC warning letters suggest a different kind of distancing
Agencies Target Companies Routing Scam Robocalls to Consumers about Fake COVID-19-Related Refunds, Loan Reductions, and Social Security Threats May 20, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) demanded that gateway providers allowing COVID-19 pandemic-related scam robocalls into the United States cut off this traffic or face serious consequences. This is the second … Continue reading FTC-FCC warning letters suggest a different kind of distancing
Pay the Computer Ransom? – 94% get their data back
The State of Ransomware 2020 global study conducted earlier this year on behalf of Sophos and reported this week in its blog found that organizations that decide to pay the ransom to get their data back, do so in 94% of cases. The research questioned 5,000 IT managers from 26 countries (500 from the US … Continue reading Pay the Computer Ransom? – 94% get their data back