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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 16, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting room-1FCC Proposes 988 As National Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Hotline Number 

At its Open Meeting the FCC voted to adopt a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would designate 988  as a new, nationwide, 3-digit number for a suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. This Notice proposes that calls made to 988 would be directed to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a national network of 163 crisis centers that is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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Topics: Somos, 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline, National Suicide Prevention Hotline, VoIP Symmetry, 833 Auction

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Cap dome twilightGAO Report Calls on FCC to Combat Fraud in the High-Cost Program  

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report recommending that the FCC take additional action to prevent fraud and implement an anti-fraud strategy for the Universal Service Fund’s (USF) high-cost program, which provides $4.5 billion annually to support broadband service in high-cost areas.

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Topics: high-cost program, US Congress FCC Oversight Hearing, National Suicide Prevention Hotline

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