Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces Inquiry Into 911 Location Accuracy Compliance, US Court of Appeals Finds FCC Not Subject to Statute of Limitations for Actions Regarding Overpayment of USF
FCC Announces Inquiry Into 911 Location Accuracy Compliance
Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced that the Federal Communication Commission’s Enforcement Bureau is conducting an inquiry into several wireless providers’ compliance with FCC rules that require them to start delivering 911 callers’ vertical location information by April 3, 2021. Vertical location information can help first responders save lives by finding 911 wireless callers quickly and accurately, even in multi-story buildings.
“Today we are taking action to ensure that wireless providers deliver on their public safety obligations,” said Rosenworcel. “The FCC adopted comprehensive rules to improve location information for 911 wireless calls back in 2015. But there has been too little progress since then, and I have consistently called on this agency to do more to ensure that our rules are delivering actionable information. It’s time for the FCC, public safety, and wireless carriers to work together to ensure that life-saving 911 location information is being delivered to first responders without further delay.”
US Court of Appeals Finds FCC Not Subject to Statute of Limitations for Actions Regarding Overpayment of USF
The United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit (Court) recently concluded that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) action for overpayment of Universal Service Fund (USF) was not subject to any statute of limitations. The FCC’s action was not penal, but an attempt to collect a debt on behalf of the United States and thus fell under the Debt Collection Improvement Act (DCIA). The DCIA authorizes agencies to collect debts owed to the United States and has no limitations period. Inteserra Briefing Service subscribers see Briefing dated 4/1/21
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The Regulatory Mix, Inteserra’s blog of telecom related regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of an Inteserra Briefing.