'National Suicide Hotline Designation Act' Posts

The Regulatory Mix – Monday, December 9, 2019

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FCC meeting roomFCC December Open Meeting 

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the final agenda for the FCC’s December 12, 2019, Open Meeting.  It includes the following items: 

  • VoIP Symmetry – An Order on Remand and Declaratory Ruling that would promote continued investment in IP-based networks by clarifying that a local exchange carrier partnering with a VoIP provider may assess end office switched access charges only if the carrier or its VoIP partner provides a physical connection to the last-mile facilities used to serve the end user. Read More
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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, October 24, 2019

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us-capitol-building-and-congressUS Senate Suicide Hotline Bill Introduced 

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI),Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jack Reed (D-RI) announced they introduced the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (S2661) that directs the FCC to designate 9-8-8 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This line would include the Veterans Crisis Line for veteran-specific mental health support. Additionally, the legislation will authorize the ability of states to collect fees to ensure local call centers are able to support increased volume.  Read More

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