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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 9, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting roomFCC December Open Meeting 

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the final agenda for the FCC’s December 12, 2019, Open Meeting.  It includes the following items: 

  • VoIP Symmetry – An Order on Remand and Declaratory Ruling that would promote continued investment in IP-based networks by clarifying that a local exchange carrier partnering with a VoIP provider may assess end office switched access charges only if the carrier or its VoIP partner provides a physical connection to the last-mile facilities used to serve the end user.
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Topics: FCC December Open Meeting, Colorado PUC, National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, 988: Suicide Prevention Hotline Number, VoIP Symmetry, 5G Fund, Senate Commerce Committee, TOWER Act, 5G Spectrum Act

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 24, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressUS Senate Suicide Hotline Bill Introduced 

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI),Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jack Reed (D-RI) announced they introduced the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (S2661) that directs the FCC to designate 9-8-8 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This line would include the Veterans Crisis Line for veteran-specific mental health support. Additionally, the legislation will authorize the ability of states to collect fees to ensure local call centers are able to support increased volume. 

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Topics: FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, Broadband Milestone Report, FCC Broadband Deployment Report, National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, 9-8-8, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 9, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting roomFCC December Open Meeting 

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the final agenda for the FCC’s December 12, 2019, Open Meeting.  It includes the following items: 

  • VoIP Symmetry – An Order on Remand and Declaratory Ruling that would promote continued investment in IP-based networks by clarifying that a local exchange carrier partnering with a VoIP provider may assess end office switched access charges only if the carrier or its VoIP partner provides a physical connection to the last-mile facilities used to serve the end user.
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Topics: FCC December Open Meeting, Colorado PUC, National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, 988: Suicide Prevention Hotline Number, VoIP Symmetry, 5G Fund, Senate Commerce Committee, TOWER Act, 5G Spectrum Act

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, October 24, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressUS Senate Suicide Hotline Bill Introduced 

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI),Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jack Reed (D-RI) announced they introduced the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (S2661) that directs the FCC to designate 9-8-8 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This line would include the Veterans Crisis Line for veteran-specific mental health support. Additionally, the legislation will authorize the ability of states to collect fees to ensure local call centers are able to support increased volume. 

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Topics: FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, Broadband Milestone Report, FCC Broadband Deployment Report, National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, 9-8-8, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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