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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, January 15, 2021

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix:  The FCC Fines Malicious Robocaller Nearly $10 Million, FCC Chairman Pai Delivers Remarks on the Future of American Spectrum Policy, FCC Releases Paper on Local Television News Operations Measured Against Market Size 

 

FCC finesFCC Fines Malicious Robocaller Nearly $10 Million

The Federal Communications Commission today fined a robocaller $9,918,000 for illegally using caller ID spoofing with the intent to cause harm. This individual made thousands of spoofed robocalls targeting specific communities with harmful pre-recorded messages.

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Topics: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, ICI, FCC Robocall Fine, Local Television News Operations, Information Technology Industry Council, American Spectrum Policy

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, January 14, 2021

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Reviews Accomplishments of Consumer and Governmental Affairs, Enforcement, and Public Safety And Homeland Security Bureaus,  FCC Reviews Accomplishments of Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force 

 

FCC entrance shutterstock-2FCC Reviews Accomplishments of Consumer and Governmental Affairs, Enforcement, and Public Safety And Homeland Security Bureaus 

The Federal Communications Commission heard reports from leaders of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Enforcement Bureau, and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau on their exceptional work over the last four years.

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Topics: Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC Open Meeting for January, Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force , Enforcement Bureau , Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau 

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, January 8, 2021

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Enforcement Bureau Reminds EAS Participants of Compliance Obligations, FCC Releases Caller ID Authentication Best Practices

 

2020 FCC SealFCC Enforcement Bureau Reminds EAS Participants of Compliance Obligations 

The Enforcement Bureau of the FCC has released an Advisory reminding Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants of compliance obligations. 

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Topics: FCC Enforcement Bureau, TRACED Act, Caller ID Authentication, EAS Compliance Obligations

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, January 7, 2021

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Issues January Open Meeting Agenda, FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment on COVID-19 Telehealth Program Application Evaluation Metrics

 

FCC meeting roomFCC Issues January Open Meeting Agenda 

The FCC has issued the agenda for its January 13, 2021, Open Meeting.  Outside of several presentations about the FCC’s accomplishments, the FCC added one item (listed below) that may be of relevance to our readers.  

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Topics: FCC Telehealth Program, FCC January Open Meeting

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix:  California Issues Data Request to All Inmate Providers, FCC Releases 2020 Communications Marketplace Report, FCC Revises Invoicing Rules Regarding E-Rate Program 

 

inmate phonesCalifornia Issues Data Request to All Inmate Providers 

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Communications Division (CD) is requiring a response to a data request from all service providers who provide communications services in California that are utilized by incarcerated people. 

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Topics: E-rate Program, 2020 Communications Marketplace Report, California Data Request, Inmate Providers

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

oday's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Commissioners Praise Coronavirus Relief and Omnibus Funding Legislation, FCC Sets Invoice Deadline For COVID 19 Telehealth Program, FCC Performance Testing Waivers

 

FCC Commissioners Praise Coronavirus Relief and Omnibus Funding Legislation

chairman pai relaxed-3Both FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel issued statements in response to the communications provisions in the new COVID relief and Omnibus funding bills.

FCC Chairman Pai said, in part:

“I applaud Congress for including in the coronavirus relief and omnibus funding legislation a number of provisions that advance critical national priorities in communications policy.

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Topics: COVID 19 Telehealth Program, A-CAM I, Omnibus Funding Legislation, FCC Performance Testing Waivers, Alternative Connect America Cost Model I Support

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 21, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Urges Implementation of Direct Dialing From MLTS, FCC Extends Filing Deadline In ICS Case, North Carolina Broadband Grants


FCC entrance shutterstock-2FCC Urges Implementation of Direct Dialing From MLTS

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai joined leaders of the Orleans Parish Communications District in their efforts to encourage local businesses to transition their phone systems to support direct-dial access to 911 from multi-line phones systems. 

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Topics: Kari’s Law/RAY BAUM’S Act, North Carolina Broadband Grants, FCC Filing Deadline, Direct Dialing from MLTS

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, December 18, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC to Expedite Release of New Devices and Technologies, FCC Encourages Deployment Of Broadcast Internet Services

 

2020 FCC SealFCC to Expedite Release of New Devices and Technologies

The FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking  seeking to enhance its equipment authorization rules to grant limited, early-stage flexibility to innovators to accelerate the deployment of common consumer devices like cellphones, laptops, and Wi-Fi routers after FCC authorization.

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Topics: Broadcast Internet Services

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, December 17, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Welcomes Efforts on Wireless Emergency Alert Geo-Targeting, FCC Releases Paper on Positive Impact of Rural Broadband


FCC entrance shutterstock-2FCC Welcomes Efforts on Wireless Emergency Alert Geo-Targeting

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a statement praising the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), a standards organization, for its efforts to improve the geographic accuracy of Wireless Emergency Alerts. 

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Topics: rural broadband, Wireless Emergency Alert System, Geo-Targeting

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Reminds Providers that Form 477 Mobile Speed and Coverage Data are not Confidential, FCC Further Extends E-Rate and RHC COVID-19 Rule Waivers, FCC Revises Consent Requirements For Calls From Government Contractors

 

FCC front view-1FCC Reminds Providers that Form 477 Mobile Speed and Coverage Data are not Confidential

The FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics (Office) has reminded reminds mobile broadband service providers that their minimum advertised or expected speed data are no longer treated as confidential on FCC Form 477. As such, speed data will be included in the public releases of provider-specific coverage data, beginning with the December 2019 filing.

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Topics: robocalls, Form 477 Mobile Speed and Coverage Data, E-Rate and RHC COVID-19 Rule Waivers, consent requirements for robocalling

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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, January 15, 2021

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix:  The FCC Fines Malicious Robocaller Nearly $10 Million, FCC Chairman Pai Delivers Remarks on the Future of American Spectrum Policy, FCC Releases Paper on Local Television News Operations Measured Against Market Size 

 

FCC finesFCC Fines Malicious Robocaller Nearly $10 Million

The Federal Communications Commission today fined a robocaller $9,918,000 for illegally using caller ID spoofing with the intent to cause harm. This individual made thousands of spoofed robocalls targeting specific communities with harmful pre-recorded messages.

Read More
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Topics: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, ICI, FCC Robocall Fine, Local Television News Operations, Information Technology Industry Council, American Spectrum Policy

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, January 14, 2021

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Reviews Accomplishments of Consumer and Governmental Affairs, Enforcement, and Public Safety And Homeland Security Bureaus,  FCC Reviews Accomplishments of Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force 

 

FCC entrance shutterstock-2FCC Reviews Accomplishments of Consumer and Governmental Affairs, Enforcement, and Public Safety And Homeland Security Bureaus 

The Federal Communications Commission heard reports from leaders of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Enforcement Bureau, and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau on their exceptional work over the last four years.

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Topics: Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC Open Meeting for January, Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force , Enforcement Bureau , Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau 

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, January 8, 2021

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Enforcement Bureau Reminds EAS Participants of Compliance Obligations, FCC Releases Caller ID Authentication Best Practices

 

2020 FCC SealFCC Enforcement Bureau Reminds EAS Participants of Compliance Obligations 

The Enforcement Bureau of the FCC has released an Advisory reminding Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants of compliance obligations. 

Read More
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Topics: FCC Enforcement Bureau, TRACED Act, Caller ID Authentication, EAS Compliance Obligations

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, January 7, 2021

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Issues January Open Meeting Agenda, FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment on COVID-19 Telehealth Program Application Evaluation Metrics

 

FCC meeting roomFCC Issues January Open Meeting Agenda 

The FCC has issued the agenda for its January 13, 2021, Open Meeting.  Outside of several presentations about the FCC’s accomplishments, the FCC added one item (listed below) that may be of relevance to our readers.  

Read More
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Topics: FCC Telehealth Program, FCC January Open Meeting

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix:  California Issues Data Request to All Inmate Providers, FCC Releases 2020 Communications Marketplace Report, FCC Revises Invoicing Rules Regarding E-Rate Program 

 

inmate phonesCalifornia Issues Data Request to All Inmate Providers 

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Communications Division (CD) is requiring a response to a data request from all service providers who provide communications services in California that are utilized by incarcerated people. 

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Topics: E-rate Program, 2020 Communications Marketplace Report, California Data Request, Inmate Providers

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

oday's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Commissioners Praise Coronavirus Relief and Omnibus Funding Legislation, FCC Sets Invoice Deadline For COVID 19 Telehealth Program, FCC Performance Testing Waivers

 

FCC Commissioners Praise Coronavirus Relief and Omnibus Funding Legislation

chairman pai relaxed-3Both FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel issued statements in response to the communications provisions in the new COVID relief and Omnibus funding bills.

FCC Chairman Pai said, in part:

“I applaud Congress for including in the coronavirus relief and omnibus funding legislation a number of provisions that advance critical national priorities in communications policy.

Read More
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Topics: COVID 19 Telehealth Program, A-CAM I, Omnibus Funding Legislation, FCC Performance Testing Waivers, Alternative Connect America Cost Model I Support

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 21, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Urges Implementation of Direct Dialing From MLTS, FCC Extends Filing Deadline In ICS Case, North Carolina Broadband Grants


FCC entrance shutterstock-2FCC Urges Implementation of Direct Dialing From MLTS

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai joined leaders of the Orleans Parish Communications District in their efforts to encourage local businesses to transition their phone systems to support direct-dial access to 911 from multi-line phones systems. 

Read More
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Topics: Kari’s Law/RAY BAUM’S Act, North Carolina Broadband Grants, FCC Filing Deadline, Direct Dialing from MLTS

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, December 18, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC to Expedite Release of New Devices and Technologies, FCC Encourages Deployment Of Broadcast Internet Services

 

2020 FCC SealFCC to Expedite Release of New Devices and Technologies

The FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking  seeking to enhance its equipment authorization rules to grant limited, early-stage flexibility to innovators to accelerate the deployment of common consumer devices like cellphones, laptops, and Wi-Fi routers after FCC authorization.

Read More
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Topics: Broadcast Internet Services

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, December 17, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Welcomes Efforts on Wireless Emergency Alert Geo-Targeting, FCC Releases Paper on Positive Impact of Rural Broadband


FCC entrance shutterstock-2FCC Welcomes Efforts on Wireless Emergency Alert Geo-Targeting

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a statement praising the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), a standards organization, for its efforts to improve the geographic accuracy of Wireless Emergency Alerts. 

Read More
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Topics: rural broadband, Wireless Emergency Alert System, Geo-Targeting

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Reminds Providers that Form 477 Mobile Speed and Coverage Data are not Confidential, FCC Further Extends E-Rate and RHC COVID-19 Rule Waivers, FCC Revises Consent Requirements For Calls From Government Contractors

 

FCC front view-1FCC Reminds Providers that Form 477 Mobile Speed and Coverage Data are not Confidential

The FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics (Office) has reminded reminds mobile broadband service providers that their minimum advertised or expected speed data are no longer treated as confidential on FCC Form 477. As such, speed data will be included in the public releases of provider-specific coverage data, beginning with the December 2019 filing.

Read More
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Topics: robocalls, Form 477 Mobile Speed and Coverage Data, E-Rate and RHC COVID-19 Rule Waivers, consent requirements for robocalling

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