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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday May 13, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Releases Report on 2019 Nationwide Emergency Alert Test, FTC Files Complaint Against Telemarketers

FCC Releases Report on 2019 Nationwide Emergency Alert Test

The FCC has released its 2019 Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test Report.  The report contains details about a nationwide test conducted on August 7, 2019, of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) using only the broadcast-based distribution system by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in Woman using cellphone at nightcoordination with the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC).

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Topics: FCC, FTC, FEMA Emergency Alert System test, FTC Telemarketing Complaint Settlement, telemarketing calls, COVID-19

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 30, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FTC  Warns Service Providers Against "Assisting and Facilitating" Illegal Coronavirus-Related Telemarketing Calls, FCC Announces New COVID-19 Telehealth Program , FCC Home Network Tips for the Coronavirus Pandemic, FCC Supports Tribal Connectivity in New Mexico

 

FTC bldg-1FTC Warns Service Providers Against ‘Assisting and Facilitating’ Illegal Coronavirus-Related Telemarketing Calls 

In a press release, the FTC announced its staff sent letters to nine Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers and other companies warning them that “assisting and facilitating” illegal telemarketing or robocalls related to the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic is against the law.

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Topics: FTC, FCC Telehealth Program, telemarketing calls, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Tribal Connectivity in New Mexico

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

 

CRTCCanada Combats Spoofed Calls; Works with FCC and Completes First Official Cross-Border Call Using SHAKEN/STIR 

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced it has taken further steps to combat caller ID spoofing and determine the origins of nuisance calls. The CRTC expects telecommunications service providers will implement STIR/SHAKEN by September 30, 2020.  This is the latest step in the CRTC’s broader efforts to combat nuisance and unsolicited calls.  In the past year, the CRTC has encouraged service providers to offer their customers call-filtering services that provide advanced call-management features.

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Topics: CRTC, SHAKEN/STIR, telemarketing calls, FCC Precision Agriculture Working Group, Spoofed Calls, New York Nuisance Call Act

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

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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday May 13, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Releases Report on 2019 Nationwide Emergency Alert Test, FTC Files Complaint Against Telemarketers

FCC Releases Report on 2019 Nationwide Emergency Alert Test

The FCC has released its 2019 Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test Report.  The report contains details about a nationwide test conducted on August 7, 2019, of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) using only the broadcast-based distribution system by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in Woman using cellphone at nightcoordination with the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC).

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Topics: FCC, FTC, FEMA Emergency Alert System test, FTC Telemarketing Complaint Settlement, telemarketing calls, COVID-19

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, March 30, 2020

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FTC  Warns Service Providers Against "Assisting and Facilitating" Illegal Coronavirus-Related Telemarketing Calls, FCC Announces New COVID-19 Telehealth Program , FCC Home Network Tips for the Coronavirus Pandemic, FCC Supports Tribal Connectivity in New Mexico

 

FTC bldg-1FTC Warns Service Providers Against ‘Assisting and Facilitating’ Illegal Coronavirus-Related Telemarketing Calls 

In a press release, the FTC announced its staff sent letters to nine Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers and other companies warning them that “assisting and facilitating” illegal telemarketing or robocalls related to the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic is against the law.

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Topics: FTC, FCC Telehealth Program, telemarketing calls, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Tribal Connectivity in New Mexico

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

 

CRTCCanada Combats Spoofed Calls; Works with FCC and Completes First Official Cross-Border Call Using SHAKEN/STIR 

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced it has taken further steps to combat caller ID spoofing and determine the origins of nuisance calls. The CRTC expects telecommunications service providers will implement STIR/SHAKEN by September 30, 2020.  This is the latest step in the CRTC’s broader efforts to combat nuisance and unsolicited calls.  In the past year, the CRTC has encouraged service providers to offer their customers call-filtering services that provide advanced call-management features.

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Topics: CRTC, SHAKEN/STIR, telemarketing calls, FCC Precision Agriculture Working Group, Spoofed Calls, New York Nuisance Call Act

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

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