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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Approves Texting to Suicide Prevention Lifeline, FCC Seeks to Improve 911 Reliability

 

2020 FCC SealFCC Approves Texting to Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

The FCC previously established 988 as the 3-digit dialing code for reaching the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) by telephone beginning July 16, 2022. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, February 12, 2021

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces New Outreach and Education Website, Minnesota Governor Announces New National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call Centers

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 Shutterstock-1FCC Announces New Outreach and Education Website 

Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced this morning that the FCC is seeking outreach partners to help share important consumer information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit 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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