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Equipment industry joins lawmakers in opposing FCC decision many say threatens GPS systems

Federal Communications Committee Chairman Ajit Pai pushed back against opposition to the agency’s surprise approval of an application from Ligado to deploy a low-power terrestrial network in L-band spectrum. National security officials and businesses that rely on Global Positioning Systems (GPS), including agriculture and construction, say it could interfere with broadband spectrums, threatening national security and disrupting operations.

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Colorado “Right-to-Repair” bill dead for 2020 session

Colorado’s “Right-to-Repair” bill was withdrawn by sponsors during a May 27 hearing of the Business and Labor Affairs Committee at the Colorado Capital. With limited public participation due to COVID-19 restrictions, Rep. Brianna Titone and Rep. Jonathon Singer acknowledged opposition to HB 1195 “Consumer Digital Repair Bill of Rights,” including significant concerns from committee members.…

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PPP Forgiveness: First SBA FAQ on Forgiveness

We have all eagerly been awaiting our many questions to be addressed on the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans. On April 2, 2020, the SBA issued Interim Final Rule 1 with an initial set of rules and guidelines related to the program. Most of the focus, however, was on eligibility, the definition of payroll costs, and how to calculate the requested loan amount.

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USDA Tools & Resources for Rural America

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled on April 13 a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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