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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, June 10, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC front doors angle-1FCC Authorizes Connect America Fund Phase II Auction Support for 856 Winning Bids

The FCC announced that it has authorized $166.8 million in funding to expand broadband over the next decade to unserved rural homes and businesses in 22 states, representing the second wave of support from last year’s successful Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II auction. Providers will begin receiving funding this month.

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Topics: rural broadband, broadband, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, CAF Phase II Auction Support

Checking In @ The FCC - The June Open Meeting

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting room-1What will the FCC be tackling next?

Chairman Pai’s theme for the June 6, 2019 meeting is “Blocking and Tackling Robocalls.”  The centerpiece of the three-item agenda is a proposed declaratory ruling that, in the Chairman’s words, “would allow phone companies to implement strong call-blocking services as the default setting for their customers.”  Instead of being offered call blocking on an opt-in basis, carriers could “block calls unless you affirmatively opt-out.

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Topics: robocalls, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Blocking and Tackling Robocalls

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Pai SpeaksPai Robocall Meeting in Oklahoma

Chairman Pai announced that he met with Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter to discuss robocalls and the state and federal governments response to combatting them.  During his visit, Pai also met with Department of Corrections officials to tour a prison and talk about the tools the state prison system needs to combat contraband cellphones.  He also visited a 911 call center and made a stop at the East Central Electric Coop in Okmulgee to discuss rural broadband deployment initiatives and the $22.2 million the company is receiving as part of the FCC’s Connect America Fund. 

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Topics: robocalls, North American Numbering Council, Nationwide Number Portability, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Texas Broadband Development, 911 Call Center, NANC Report on NNP Implementation Proposals

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressUS Senate Passes TRACED Act

In response to the Senate’s passage of the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, which targets illegal robocalls. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr each issued statements of support. 

Chairman Pai released a statement saying, in part: “I commend the U.S. Senate for passing the TRACED Act and Senators Thune and Markey for leading this bipartisan effort. The TRACED Act would help strengthen the FCC’s ability to combat illegal robocalls, and we would welcome these additional tools to fight this scourge.

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Topics: Robocall, Connect America Fund Phase II, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, TRACED Act, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, FCC CAF II Awards

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

pai and FCC ShieldFCC Chairman Speaks to Attorneys General On Consumer Protection

The FCC released a transcript of Chairman Ajit Pai’s recent remarks at the National Association of Attorneys General Consumer Protection Conference.  Among other things, Chairman Pai’s remarks included:

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Topics: Consumer Protection, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, 510 Area Code

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, May 17, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

dome and flagU.S. Senate to Hold Hearing on the use of Persuasive Technology on Internet Platforms

In a press release,  it was announced that U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will convene a hearing titled, “Optimizing for Engagement: Understanding the Use of Persuasive Technology on Internet Platforms,” on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. 

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Topics: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, machine learning on internet platforms, U.S. Senate Hearing on Persuasive Technology, Communication Network Security Executive Order

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, May 13, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC's PaiFCC Robocall Summit

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he expects major phone companies to implement SHAKEN/STIR caller ID authentication standards this year, and he will host a summit on July 11, 2019 to examine industry’s progress toward meeting this deadline. The summit will focus on the industry’s implementation of the SHAKEN/STIR caller ID authentication framework and identify any challenges to deployment of the SHAKEN/STIR framework and discuss how best to overcome them. 

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Topics: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, SHAKEN/STIR, caller ID, Robocall Summit, FCC Network Resiliency

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

dome and flagUS House Passes Save the Internet Act

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement after H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, passed on the floor of the House of Representatives by a vote of 232-190:

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Topics: Net Neutrality, INCOMPAS, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, Save the Internet Act, Enforcement Advisory on Video TV Set-Top Boxes

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, March 7, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

hearing-room9House Hearings on Net Neutrality

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) announced that the Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on restoring net neutrality protections on Tuesday, March 12, at 10:00 am in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

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Topics: Net Neutrality, USF, USAC, US House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearings, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, Save the Iternet Act, House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, Use of E-Rate Funds, Legislating to Safeguard the Free & Open Internet

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, January 4, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FTC ShieldFTC Status During Shutdown

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shutdown operations as of midnight Friday December 28, 2018, due to the lapse in government funding. As a result, website information and social media properties will not be updated until the government re-opens.  In addition, all FTC events are postponed until future notice. Only some online services will remain available during the shutdown. 

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Topics: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FTC National Do Not Call Registry, US Senate Confirmation of Starks and Carr, FTC Shutdown, NTIA National Spectrum Strategy, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

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