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 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.
Line Item Charges
What will the FCC be tackling next?
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.
Detariffing Telephone Access charges,
Presubscribed Interexchange Carrier Charge,
Subcriber Line Charge,
Special Access Surcharge,
non-IP caller ID authentication
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 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:
FCC March Open Meeting,
Program Carriage Rules,
Michigan Lifeline Law,
Detariffing Telephone Access charges,
Distributed Transmission System Rules,
KUSF Administrative Penalties
Today's Regulatory Mix: Joint Agency Report on Broadband Deployment, FCC to Consider STIR/SHAKEN Implementation Rules
Joint 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.
Rural Broadband Deployment,
Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Robocall Traceback Efforts, USDA Rural Broadband Grants and USDA ReConnect Program Application Window and Webinar
FCC 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.
USDA Rural Broadband Grants,
USDA’s ReConnect program,
On 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.
FCC Registered Consortium
FCC 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.
CAF II Auction,
FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel,
US Senate Robocall Hearings