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For Telecom, Slamming and Cramming Issues Persist

Posted by Karen Ritter

In 1999, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules to deter slamming and cramming by carriers and to help consumers gain a better understanding of their telecommunications bills. In 2012, to address a surge in cramming, the FCC required that landline carriers offer their customers the option to block third-party charges by making it clearly known on their website, on each bill, and at the point of sale.

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Topics: slamming, cramming, slamming and cramming, FCC's truth-in-billing rules, third party billing, Preferred Carrier - PIC - Freezes, TPV, “Double-Check” by Executing Carrier, Sales Call Misrepresentations, Home Page

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, June 26, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FCC Proposes Fine for Caller ID Spoofing, FCC Proposes New E-Rate Eligible Service List, FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for July Open Meeting

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Topics: E-Rate Elibigle Service List, FCC E-Rate, ESL, Fine for Caller ID Spoofing, slamming, cramming, Rural Call Completion Requirements, video description, Truth in Caller ID Act, Methods to Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, September 19, 2016

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily 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.

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Topics: US House Hearing on Consumer Protection Act, slamming, cramming, deceptive marketing, Connecticut Small Cell Facilities, District of Columbia Universal Service Program

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily 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.

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Topics: FCC Consent Decree with AT&T, cramming, Connecticut broadband service, Maine POLR

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of 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 a TMI Briefing.

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Topics: Inmate Calling Services, cramming, FTC, H.R. 4884 CURB Lifeline Act, California ACA 11

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, March 11, 2016

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of 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 a TMI Briefing.

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Topics: Lifeline, cramming, FCC reauthorization, FCC Open Meeting, Broadband privacy, No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access

FCC Proposes HUGE Fine For Slamming, Cramming, and More!

Posted by Amy Gross

The Federal Communications Commission announced a $29,600,000 proposed fine against four related IXCs that the FCC says apparently perpetrated “an array of fraudulent, deceptive and manipulative practices that targeted consumers with Hispanic surnames.” The FCC is accusing the companies of violating multiple statutory provisions and FCC rules involving slamming, cramming, misrepresentation, and deceptive marketing.

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Topics: FCC, cramming, slamming, spoofing, Forfeiture Order, OneLink

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of 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 a TMI Briefing.

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Topics: FCC, cramming, slamming, Commissioner O'Reilly

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of 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 a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, Pennsylvania, cramming, slamming, Energy, Clean Power Plan

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, May 18, 2015

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of 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 a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, cramming, New York, NDBEDP, North Carolina, Service Quality

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