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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, December 20, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Cap dome twilightUS Congress Passes Robocalling Bill  

The Senate has passed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act (S. 151) by a simple voice vote.  It now heads to the president, who is expected to sign it into law.   The Act passed the House earlier this month. See the Regulatory Mix dated 12/6/19 

 

Among other things, the Act: 

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Topics: CRTC, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Robocalling Bill, Broadband Conversations Podcast, call blocking system

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

 

CRTCCanada Combats Spoofed Calls; Works with FCC and Completes First Official Cross-Border Call Using SHAKEN/STIR 

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced it has taken further steps to combat caller ID spoofing and determine the origins of nuisance calls. The CRTC expects telecommunications service providers will implement STIR/SHAKEN by September 30, 2020.  This is the latest step in the CRTC’s broader efforts to combat nuisance and unsolicited calls.  In the past year, the CRTC has encouraged service providers to offer their customers call-filtering services that provide advanced call-management features.

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Topics: CRTC, SHAKEN/STIR, telemarketing calls, FCC Precision Agriculture Working Group, Spoofed Calls, New York Nuisance Call Act

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, August 1, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

Senate Bill Would Give the FTC Jurisdiction Over Telecom Companies

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Protection from Robocalling Act to combat the dramatic increase in illegal robocalls. The bill amends the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act by removing in its entirety (i.e., not merely for purposes of regulating robocalling activity) the provision that exempts common carriers regulated by the FCC from the FTC’s jurisdiction. 

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Topics: FTC, US Senate, CRTC, IIA, Protection from Robocalling Act, ISP Code of Conduct, Internet Innovation Alliance

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

US-Capitol-Building-Dome-Interior-Photo-Credit-courtesy-of-washington_org_-2House Committee Questions Google on Precise Location Information Database

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), full-Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai expressing their concern about reports of a massive database of precise location information on hundreds of millions of consumers, known inside Google as “Sensorvault,” and requesting a briefing and answers on how this information is used both inside and outside the company. 

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Topics: CRTC, robocalls, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, data privacy, Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, Sensorvault, Precise Location Information Database

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, March 1, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

rosenworcel-bio-page-09122018FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel's Podcast for Women’s History Month

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel  announced the latest episode of her podcast Broadband Conversations, dedicated to amplifying the voices of women across technology, innovation and media.  Cecilia Munoz, currently Vice President of Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives at New America joined the Commissioner for this very special conversation.  Read More
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Topics: CRTC, Canadian Radio-television and Telecom Commission, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FTC Data Security and Consumer Privacy Hearings

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, February 22, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

jnuts_00_us-capitol-dome-at-sunset_yesmydccoolHouse Republicans on Net Neutrality

Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH) and Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sent a letter to Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chair Michael F. Doyle (D-PA) requesting the committee work together to find a bipartisan solution for net neutrality. 

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Topics: Net Neutrality, CRTC, FCC Broadband Deployment Report, Internet Services Code

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 4, 2018

Posted by Cory Garone

Today:  California Net Neutrality Law Receives More Court Challenges, Canada Solidifies Relationship with European Regulators,  Canada Partners with FTC on Unsolicited Calls 

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Topics: Net Neutrality, FTC, CRTC, robocalls, BEREC, broadband development, Unsolicited Calls, automated dialing announcing device, ADAD

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  CRTC Assigns New Area Code Assigned in Canada, FCC E-Rate Program Report, Texas Universal Service Assessment Exemptions

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Topics: CRTC, FCC E-Rate, Canadian Area Code, Texas Universal Service Assessment

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today: IoT Paper, Incentive Auction Task Force, Broadband Privacy Rules, CRTC Voter Contact Registry

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Topics: CRTC, FCC Broadband Privacy Rules, IoT, Incentive Auction

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, May 13, 2016

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 Briefing.

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Topics: California, New York, Connecticut, CRTC, Charter-TWC-Brighthouse, Frontier, Verizon's Service Quality process and programs

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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, December 20, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Cap dome twilightUS Congress Passes Robocalling Bill  

The Senate has passed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act (S. 151) by a simple voice vote.  It now heads to the president, who is expected to sign it into law.   The Act passed the House earlier this month. See the Regulatory Mix dated 12/6/19 

 

Among other things, the Act: 

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Topics: CRTC, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Robocalling Bill, Broadband Conversations Podcast, call blocking system

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

 

CRTCCanada Combats Spoofed Calls; Works with FCC and Completes First Official Cross-Border Call Using SHAKEN/STIR 

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced it has taken further steps to combat caller ID spoofing and determine the origins of nuisance calls. The CRTC expects telecommunications service providers will implement STIR/SHAKEN by September 30, 2020.  This is the latest step in the CRTC’s broader efforts to combat nuisance and unsolicited calls.  In the past year, the CRTC has encouraged service providers to offer their customers call-filtering services that provide advanced call-management features.

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Topics: CRTC, SHAKEN/STIR, telemarketing calls, FCC Precision Agriculture Working Group, Spoofed Calls, New York Nuisance Call Act

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, August 1, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

Senate Bill Would Give the FTC Jurisdiction Over Telecom Companies

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Protection from Robocalling Act to combat the dramatic increase in illegal robocalls. The bill amends the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act by removing in its entirety (i.e., not merely for purposes of regulating robocalling activity) the provision that exempts common carriers regulated by the FCC from the FTC’s jurisdiction. 

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Topics: FTC, US Senate, CRTC, IIA, Protection from Robocalling Act, ISP Code of Conduct, Internet Innovation Alliance

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

US-Capitol-Building-Dome-Interior-Photo-Credit-courtesy-of-washington_org_-2House Committee Questions Google on Precise Location Information Database

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), full-Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai expressing their concern about reports of a massive database of precise location information on hundreds of millions of consumers, known inside Google as “Sensorvault,” and requesting a briefing and answers on how this information is used both inside and outside the company. 

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Topics: CRTC, robocalls, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, data privacy, Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, Sensorvault, Precise Location Information Database

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, March 1, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

rosenworcel-bio-page-09122018FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel's Podcast for Women’s History Month

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel  announced the latest episode of her podcast Broadband Conversations, dedicated to amplifying the voices of women across technology, innovation and media.  Cecilia Munoz, currently Vice President of Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives at New America joined the Commissioner for this very special conversation.  Read More
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Topics: CRTC, Canadian Radio-television and Telecom Commission, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FTC Data Security and Consumer Privacy Hearings

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, February 22, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

jnuts_00_us-capitol-dome-at-sunset_yesmydccoolHouse Republicans on Net Neutrality

Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH) and Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sent a letter to Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chair Michael F. Doyle (D-PA) requesting the committee work together to find a bipartisan solution for net neutrality. 

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Topics: Net Neutrality, CRTC, FCC Broadband Deployment Report, Internet Services Code

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 4, 2018

Posted by Cory Garone

Today:  California Net Neutrality Law Receives More Court Challenges, Canada Solidifies Relationship with European Regulators,  Canada Partners with FTC on Unsolicited Calls 

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Topics: Net Neutrality, FTC, CRTC, robocalls, BEREC, broadband development, Unsolicited Calls, automated dialing announcing device, ADAD

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  CRTC Assigns New Area Code Assigned in Canada, FCC E-Rate Program Report, Texas Universal Service Assessment Exemptions

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Topics: CRTC, FCC E-Rate, Canadian Area Code, Texas Universal Service Assessment

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today: IoT Paper, Incentive Auction Task Force, Broadband Privacy Rules, CRTC Voter Contact Registry

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Topics: CRTC, FCC Broadband Privacy Rules, IoT, Incentive Auction

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, May 13, 2016

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 Briefing.

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Topics: California, New York, Connecticut, CRTC, Charter-TWC-Brighthouse, Frontier, Verizon's Service Quality process and programs

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