Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC NANC Meeting on Call Authentication Best Practices, FCC Seeks Comment on Lifeline Waiver Petition
FCC NANC Meeting on Call Authentication Best Practices
The FCC announced that the next meeting of the North American Numbering Council (NANC), will be held on September 24, 2020. The meeting will be held via conference call and available to the public. via live feed from the FCC’s web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live. At the meeting, the NANC will consider and vote on recommendations from the Call Authentication Trust Anchor Working Group on best practices that providers of voice service may use as part of the implementation of effective call authentication frameworks to ensure the calling party is accurately identified. These recommendations will facilitate the FCC’s implementation of the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (TRACED Act). The NANC will also discuss the status of its working groups.
FCC Seeks Comment on Lifeline Waiver Petition
The FCC is seeking comment on a petition filed by the National Lifeline Association (NaLA), requesting waiver of the scheduled December 1, 2020 increase in the Lifeline mobile broadband minimum service standard (MSS) and decrease in the Lifeline support amount for voice service. Specifically, NaLA requests that the FCC retain the mobile broadband MSS at 3 GB rather than increasing it to 11.75 GB as planned, and retain Lifeline voice support at $7.25 rather than decreasing it to $5.25 as planned. Inteserra Briefing Service subscribers see Briefing dated 8/6/20. It states that such actions will ensure that Lifeline mobile broadband and voice services do not become less affordable and accessible for the growing number of low-income Americans that need access to affordable communications services more now than ever because of the ongoing COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Comments are due September 14, 2020; reply comments are due September 21, 2020.
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.