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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Affordable Connectivity Program Funds Nearly Exhausted

Without congressional action, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which was created in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and provides a monthly $30 discount on home broadband services will exhaust its funding in April. Ther...

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Posted on: January 26, 2024

DOH ask Local Entities to Complete Survey

The DOH is requesting that county and municipal government professionals, staff, youth groups, and parent groups participate in a survey provide feedback on the redesign of DOH’s Parent Link web page. The survey must be complet...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Bills of Interest Signed by Governor

Governor Murphy has acted on the remaining 2022-2023 Legislative term bills on his desk. Below are some of the new laws that may impact your municipality: ? 

 

P.L. 2023, c. 33...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Urge Congress to Oppose Local Franchise Authority Legislation

Working with our federal partner, the National League of Cities, the League urges you to reach out to your Member of Congress and oppose H.R. 3557.  

Please read NLC’s recent blog post for more information, as well as the joint letter fr...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Governor Establishes State Artificial Intelligence Task Force

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 346, establishing an Artificial Intelligence Task Force charged with studying emerging artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The Task Force will be responsible for analyzing the potential impacts of AI on s...

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Civil Rights Division Accessibility Standards Proposed Rulemaking

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division recently published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require certain accessibility standards for state and local government services, programs, and activities offered via web or mobile apps and i...

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Posted on: August 4, 2023

NLC Broadband Webinar Available

Recently, the League’s federal partner, the National League of Cities (NLC), hosted the Overcoming Barriers to Expanding Broadband in American Communities webinar. The webinar recording and slides are now available to review.

Th...

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

Bill Preempting Local Control of ROW Advancing in Congress

A bill was recently passed out of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, that would impose new restrictions on local authorities to regulate local land use and zoning issues related to the deployment of telecommunications equipment.

The Ame...

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Bill Limiting Review of Wireless Facilities Approved by Committee

On Monday, the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee amended and favorably reported A-4376, a bill that would further weaken already sparse local oversight of the collocation of wireless equipment in the local right of way. 

The Leag...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

House Advances Wireless and Cable Preemption Bill

Last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up 19 bills, including H.R. 3557, the American Broadband Deployment Act of 2023. This bill is of particular interest to local governments because it would codify in statute two relatively recent ac...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

NJCCIC Updated Ransomware Guide Notice

On May 23, The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) released an updated version of the #StopRansomware Guide, jointly published by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investig...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Governor Murphy Signs Cybersecurity Legislation into Law

Governor Phil Murphy signed A-4836 and A-4184, cybersecurity bills into law this week.  

A-4836 requires the State Office of Emergency Management to develop a plan to address internet outages resulting from cyber-attacks...

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