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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, April 6, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FTC and FCC Send Joint Letters About Coronavirus-related Robocalls to VoIP Providers; Thanks USTelecom, FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For April Meeting

 

robocall scam shutterstock_1346276600FTC and FCC Send Joint Letters About Coronavirus-related Robocalls to VoIP Providers; Thanks USTelecom 

The FTC announced and the FCC announced that it sent joint letters with the FCC to three VoIP providers, warning them that routing and transmitting illegal robocalls, including Coronavirus-related scam calls, is illegal and may lead to federal law enforcement against them.

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Topics: robocalls, USTelecom, FTC and FCC Joint Letters, FCC Open Meeting for April 2020

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, April 2, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  US House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Leaders Work to Stop Illegal Robocalls During COVID-19, FCC Releases 4Q 2019 Inflation Adjustment for Cable Operators, FCC to Revise Rules for Program Carriage Disputes, FCC to Update Significantly Viewed TV Station Rules

US-Capitol-Building-Dome-Interior-Photo-Credit-courtesy-of-washington_org_-2-1US House  Communications and Technology Subcommittee Leaders Work to Stop Illegal Robocalls During COVID-19

The Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH) and Chair Mike Doyle (D-PN) penned a bipartisan letter

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Topics: robocalls, COVID-19, Q4 2019 Inflation Adjustment for Cable Operators, Program Carriage Disputes, FCC TV Station Rules

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, March 5, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC CAF II Winning Bids, Ohio Announces New Anti-Robocall Initiative 

 

FCC front view-1-1FCC CAF II Winning Bids 

The FCC announced it is ready to authorize Connect America Fund Phase II auction (Auction 903) support for the Auction 903 winning bids identified in Attachment A.  To be authorized to receive the total 10-year support amounts, the applicants identified in that attachment are required to submit acceptable irrevocable standby letter(s)

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Topics: robocalls, CAF II Auction, CAF II Winning Bids, Ohio Robocall Enforcement Unit

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, January 6, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

NY Cap BldgNew York Proposal to Combat Robocalls 

Governor Cuomo announced the 17th proposal of his 2020 State of the State Agenda - a comprehensive proposal to fight incessant robocalls or nuisance calls.  The legislation will require telecommunications companies to deploy technology that allows customers to block suspected robocalls.  As technology improves to identify and stop these nuisance calls, or robocallers try to find new ways to circumvent these efforts, telecom companies will be required to update their blocking technology to protect their consumers.  Read More
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Topics: robocalls, FCC Forfeiture Penalties, Lifeline Rules

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, August 2, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

FCC front viewFCC Establishes New Digital Opportunity Data Collection

At its Open Meeting yesterday, the FCC voted to initiate a new process for collecting fixed broadband data to better pinpoint where broadband service is lacking.  The FCC concluded that there is a compelling and immediate need to develop more granular broadband deployment data to meet this goal, and accordingly, created the new Digital Opportunity Data Collection. This new data collection that will collect geospatial broadband coverage maps from fixed broadband Internet service providers of areas where they make fixed service available. 

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Topics: robocalls, Text Messaging, Digital Opportunity Data Collection, Access 911 from MLTS, 833 Toll Free Auction

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

f0c6f02d5d3b8f6b340468aa12b9eb1eNew Hampshire Enacts Bill Calling for Study on 5G Technology

A recently enacted bill calls for the creation of a Commission to study the environmental and health effects of 5G technology.  The Commission’s study will include earlier generation technologies as well.  The purpose of the study is to examine the advantages and risks associated with 5G technology, with a focus on its environmental impact and potential health effects, particularly on children, fetuses, the elderly, and those with existing health compromises.

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Topics: robocalls, Federal Trade Commission, 5G Technology, New Hampshire Study on 5G Technology, National DNC Registry, telemarketing calls

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, July 15, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

chairman pai relaxed-1FCC Chairman Pai Statement on SHAKEN/STIR Robocall Summit

In a release, Chairman Pai issued a statement on the FCC’s recent SHAKEN/STIR Robocall Summit.  Chairman Pai stated in part:

“The summit was productive, and we received generally encouraging signs that companies are headed toward full implementation of the SHAKEN/STIR caller ID authentication framework.”

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Topics: robocalls, SHAKEN/STIR, CAF II Support

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, July 8, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

chairman pai relaxed-1FCC Chairman Proposes New Rules Aimed to Ban Spoofed Texts and Foreign Robocalls

The FCC announced that Chairman Pai has proposed adoption of new rules banning malicious caller ID spoofing of text messages and international calls.  The Commission will vote on these new rules at its August 1, 2019 meeting.

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Topics: robocalls, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Broadband Conversations Podcast, Spoofed Texts, The Truth in Caller ID Act, Broadband Access in Multi-Tenant Environments

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Cap dome twilightSenators Seek Information on Tech Company Antitrust Investigations

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Tina Smith (D-MN) have asked for details about possible Federal Trade Commission antitrust investigations into Amazon and Facebook and possible Justice Department antitrust investigations into Google and Apple.  In the letters, the senators requested information regarding the existence and scope of the potential investigations.

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Topics: robocalls, Dark Fiber Transport Unbundling, Tech Company Antitrust Investigations

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

US Housejnuts_00_us-capitol-dome-at-sunset_yesmydccool Robocalling Bill

Six members introduced the Locking Up Robocallers Act of 2019, which directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide evidence of unlawful robocall violations to the Attorney General.  The bill is intended to strengthen enforcement of current robocall laws aimed at ending the scourge of predatory robocalls.  It would also require the FCC to provide annual reports to Congress containing the number of times the FCC provided evidence of unlawful robocalls to the Attorney General and a summary of the types of violations to which such evidence related.

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Topics: robocalls, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, FCC Telehealth Initiative, Locking Up Robocallers Act of 2019

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