NATOA represents the needs and interests of local governments on cable, telecom, rights of way, public safety and interoperability and related matters. NATOA is actively involved in cases before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Courts, Congress and the states. NATOA seeks to ensure that the voice of local governments is heard, and that our position is understood.
February 22, 2013 10:29 AM
A bipartisan group of 53 Senators and Representatives has introduced legislation that would allow local brick-and-mortar retailers to compete more effectively against out-of-state internet sellers. The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 would give states the option to require the collection of sales and use taxes already owed under State law by out-of-state businesses.
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May 13, 2013 4:44 PM
NATOA has filed comments with the FCC concerning the reliability and resilience of the nation’s 9-1-1 system. Among other things, the comments urged regular systems testing to ensure compliance with established best practices, as spelled out by the Communications Security, Reliability & Interoperability Council (“CSRIC”). Such testing, NATOA argues, is necessary to ensure ongoing 9-1-1 reliability within service provider networks.
NATOA thanks Andrew Afflerbach for preparing the comments.
to read the comments.
June 8, 2011 4:05 PM
Oral argument was heard June 8, 2011 in the case of City of Arlington, TX v. Federal Communications Commission. The case challenges the FCC’s authority to issue its November 2009 tower siting order, which imposed timeframes within which localities must take action on tower siting applications. A decision is expected by the end of the year.
May 15, 2013 3:19 PM
The National 911 Program is very pleased to announce the release of “NG911: A Guide for Leaders in Law Enforcement.” This publication was designed to reach out to law enforcement leaders and provide information about the transition to NG911 and its specific benefits for the law enforcement community. Thanks to the generous support of the US DOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), it will be received by every police chief and sheriff who subscribes to Police Chief and Sheriff magazines.
The 16-page publication provides high-level, relevant information about NG911 that will help bring the law enforcement community up to speed on the NG911 transition process and encourage them to participate in activities to support the implementation of NG911. An online version is available HERE