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The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Robocall Traceback Efforts, USDA Rural Broadband Grants and  USDA ReConnect Program Application Window and Webinar

 

FCC entrance shutterstockFCC Robocall Traceback Efforts

The FCC announced that its Enforcement Bureau sent letters to seven gateway service providers asking for their support in tracking down the originators of illegal spoofed foreign robocalls.

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Topics: USDA Rural Broadband Grants, TRACED Act, STIR/SHAKEN, USDA’s ReConnect program, robocall traceback

FAQs Regarding STIR/SHAKEN and The TRACED ACT

Posted by Amy Gross

jnuts_00_us-capitol-dome-at-sunset_yesmydccoolOn January 15, 2020, Inteserra issued a Briefing to our service subscribers that explained details of the TRACED Act that has become law. The new federal law addressing robocalling known as the TRACED Act was enacted on December 30, 2019. The Act requires the implementation of STIR/SHAKEN by no later than June 30, 2021, (unless providers have already implemented it) but also requires the FCC to extend the implementation deadline under certain circumstances, including for providers using TDM Networks.

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Topics: VoIP, TRACED Act, STIR/SHAKEN, Robocall Blocking, FCC Registered Consortium

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, April 4, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Rural Broadband w tablet imageFCC Announces Authorization for CAF II Winning Bidders

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 bidders must submit acceptable irrevocable standby letter(s) of credit and Bankruptcy Code opinion letter(s) from their legal counsel for each state where they have winning bids that are ready to be authorized prior to 6:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 

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Topics: CAF II Auction, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel, Auction 903, STIR/SHAKEN, US Senate Robocall Hearings

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