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The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Mandates STIR/SHAKEN, FCC Proposes Elimination of Certain Line Item  Charges, FTC Says Data Shows Increase in Coronavirus-Related Complaints 


 

FCC entrance shutterstock-1FCC Mandates STIR/SHAKEN 

At its Open Meeting this morning, the FCC voted to require all originating and terminating voice service providers to implement STIR/SHAKEN in the Internet Protocol (IP) portions of their networks by June 30, 2021, a deadline that is consistent with Congress’s direction in the recently-enacted TRACED Act.

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Topics: FTC, STIR/SHAKEN, Coronavirus, Line Item Charges

Checking in @ The FCC - The March 2020 Open Meeting

Posted by Amy Gross

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Chairman Pai’s theme for the March 31, 2020 Open Meeting is “Robocall Relief Springs Forward.” He explains saying: “This past weekend, Americans across the country lost time that they're never getting back, had their sleep disrupted, and complained about this injustice.  No, I'm not talking about springing our clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time. I'm talking about one of the few constants of American life that are even worse: unwanted robocalls.

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Topics: #CheckingIn@TheFCC, STIR/SHAKEN, Detariffing Telephone Access charges, robocall mitigation, Presubscribed Interexchange Carrier Charge, Subcriber Line Charge, Special Access Surcharge, non-IP caller ID authentication

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Announces Tentative March 2020 Meeting Agenda, Kansas Adopts KUSF Administrative Penalties for Changing Report Elections, Michigan Enacts Bill Amending Lifeline Law

 

FCC meeting room-1-1FCC Announces Tentative March Open Meeting Agenda 

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released the tentative agenda for the FCC’s March 31, 2020, Open Meeting.  The following items will be considered:

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Topics: FCC March Open Meeting, STIR/SHAKEN, Program Carriage Rules, Michigan Lifeline Law, Detariffing Telephone Access charges, Distributed Transmission System Rules, KUSF Administrative Penalties

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 9, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Joint Agency Report on Broadband Deployment, FCC to Consider STIR/SHAKEN Implementation Rules

 

barn rural broadbandJoint Agency Report on Broadband Deployment 

The US. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has submitted the JOINT REPORT in response to SECTION 6212 of the 2018 FARM BILL to Congress.  This report summarizes how USDA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are working together to deploy broadband to rural areas.

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Topics: FCC, NTIA, broadband deployment, USDA, Rural Broadband Deployment, TRACED Act, STIR/SHAKEN

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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