The FCC has issued an order extending the waiver on enhanced reporting requirements for small ISP's for an additional five years.
In this order, in light of concerns expressed by smaller broadband Internet access service (BIAS) providers, we grant a waiver from the 2015 enhanced reporting requirements for BIAS providers with 250,000 or fewer broadband connections. The waiver will be effective for five years and will ensure that smaller providers are not required to comply with the enhanced reporting requirements during that time. This time-limited waiver, which applies only to the types of smaller broadband providers identified here, will further the Commission’s goal of promoting investment and deployment of broadband infrastructure.
The waiver extension is not a surprise as new FCC Chairman Pai indicated it would be granted as soon as the FCC changed hands in January.
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