New regs for Tuesday: Voter fraud probe, internet providers

New regs for Tuesday: Voter fraud probe, internet providers
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In Tuesday’s edition of the Federal Register, the president will publish his executive order creating a commission to investigate his claims of voter fraud in the 2016 election and the Federal Communications Commission will propose a rule to make it easier for broadband internet providers to build, maintain and upgrade their networks.

Here’s what to look for.

Voter fraud: President Trump will publish his executive order establishing a commission to study registration and voting processes used in federal elections.

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Trump reportedly signed the order last week to start an investigation into his claims of mass voter fraud during the 2016 election.

Internet providers: The Federal Communications Commission is proposing a rule to make it easier for broadband internet providers to build, maintain and upgrade their networks.

Under the rule, FCC wants to streamline and accelerate its five-month timeline for processing company requests to attach to utility poles. 

“Pole attachments are a key input for many broadband deployment projects,” FCC said in its rulemaking. “Reforms which reduce pole attachment costs and speed access to utility poles would remove significant barriers to broadband infrastructure deployment and in turn increase broadband availability and competition in the provision of high-speed services.”

The public has 30 days to comment on the proposed rule.