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Checking In @ The FCC: The July 2020 Open Meeting

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FCC meeting room-1-1What will the FCC be tackling next?

Chairman Pai’s theme for the July 16, 2020 Open Meeting is “Not Alone,” reflecting the agenda’s headline item which would adopt rules to make 988 the nation-wide 3 digit number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  But the agenda is far more diverse than the theme may suggest and contains many other items of importance to telecom providers.  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, August 16, 2019

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FCC front viewFCC Recommends Designating 988 as the Dialing Code for the Suicide Prevention Hotline

The FCC announced that its Staff sent a Report Congress which recommends that the FCC consider designating 988 as the 3-digit dialing code to be used for a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.  The report, mandated by the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, finds that such a 3-digit number “would likely make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially life-saving resources.”  Read More

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