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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, January 8, 2021

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Enforcement Bureau Reminds EAS Participants of Compliance Obligations, FCC Releases Caller ID Authentication Best Practices

 

2020 FCC SealFCC Enforcement Bureau Reminds EAS Participants of Compliance Obligations 

The Enforcement Bureau of the FCC has released an Advisory reminding Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants of compliance obligations. 

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Topics: FCC Enforcement Bureau, TRACED Act, Caller ID Authentication, EAS Compliance Obligations

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 14, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Reports to Congress on Efforts to Combat One-Ring Scams, Chairman Pai Statement On FCC Authorization Of First 6 GHz WI-FI Device, FCC ‘s Hospital Robocall Protection Group Adopts Best Practices Report on Preventing Unlawful Calls

 

robocall scam shutterstock_1346276600-1FCC Reports to Congress on Efforts to Combat One-Ring Scams

As required by the section 12 of the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act of 2019 (TRACED Act), FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reported to Congress that it had concluded its required proceeding on one-ring scams by issuing a Report and Order adopting new rules to protect consumers.

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Topics: TRACED Act, Hospital Robocall Protection Group, One-Ring Scams, 6 GHz WI-F

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC NANC Meeting on Call Authentication Best Practices, FCC Seeks Comment on Lifeline Waiver Petition

 

2020 FCC SealFCC NANC Meeting on Call Authentication Best Practices

The FCC announced that the next meeting of the North American Numbering Council (NANC), will be held on September 24, 2020.  The meeting will be held via conference call and available to the public. via live feed from the FCC’s web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live

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Topics: NANC meeting, TRACED Act, Call Authentication Best Practices, Lifeline Waiver Petition, NaLA, National Lifeline Association

Checking In @ The FCC: The July 2020 Open Meeting

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting room-1-1What will the FCC be tackling next?

Chairman Pai’s theme for the July 16, 2020 Open Meeting is “Not Alone,” reflecting the agenda’s headline item which would adopt rules to make 988 the nation-wide 3 digit number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  But the agenda is far more diverse than the theme may suggest and contains many other items of importance to telecom providers. 

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Topics: #CheckingIn@TheFCC, National Suicide Hotline, Leased Commercial Access, TRACED Act, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, Digital Opportunity Data Collection, 988, National Security Threats, FCC Open Meeting July 2020

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 - Monday, February 10, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Begins TRACED Act Proceedings,  FCC February Open Meeting, FCC Procedures For $691M Investment in Puerto Rico & USVI Networks, USDA Rural Broadband Grants 

FCC entrance shutterstock-1FCC Begins TRACED Act Proceedings 

The FCC has initiated the first of the rulemakings required by the TRACED Act.  Specifically, it is seeking comment on rules establishing a registration process for a single consortium to conduct private-led efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls. 

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Topics: USDA Rural Broadband Grants, TRACED Act, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, FCC February Open Meeting , Flexible Use of the C-band, C-band Auction Bidding, TV White Spaces, Licenses for the 3.5 GHz Band, Electronic Delivery of Carriage Election Notices, Cable Operator Interests in Video Programming

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 - Friday, January 3, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

FTC bldgFTC No Call Registry Report 

The Federal Trade Commission has issued its biennial report to Congress focusing on the use of the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry by both consumers and businesses and other organizations over the past two years.   The report includes: 1) a summary of current Registry operations; 2) a summary of the impact on the Registry of new telecommunication technologies; and 3) a discussion of the impact of the established business relationship exception in the Commission’s enforcement efforts.

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Topics: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FTC National Do Not Call Registry, TRACED Act, No Call Registry

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, December 6, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

idaho capitol bldg tourslincolnIdaho Broadband Grants 

A task force convened by Idaho Governor Brad Little earlier this year released a report recommending that broadband and high-speed Internet be a strategic and economic priority for the state and that solutions remain technology neutral. 

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Topics: TRACED Act, Idaho Broaband Grants, Indiana Broadband Grants, FCC 2.5 GHZ Rural Tribal Window & Workshop, Rural Tribal Window

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The Regulatory Mix - Friday, January 8, 2021

Posted by Cory Garone

Today's Regulatory Mix: FCC Enforcement Bureau Reminds EAS Participants of Compliance Obligations, FCC Releases Caller ID Authentication Best Practices

 

2020 FCC SealFCC Enforcement Bureau Reminds EAS Participants of Compliance Obligations 

The Enforcement Bureau of the FCC has released an Advisory reminding Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants of compliance obligations. 

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Topics: FCC Enforcement Bureau, TRACED Act, Caller ID Authentication, EAS Compliance Obligations

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 14, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Reports to Congress on Efforts to Combat One-Ring Scams, Chairman Pai Statement On FCC Authorization Of First 6 GHz WI-FI Device, FCC ‘s Hospital Robocall Protection Group Adopts Best Practices Report on Preventing Unlawful Calls

 

robocall scam shutterstock_1346276600-1FCC Reports to Congress on Efforts to Combat One-Ring Scams

As required by the section 12 of the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act of 2019 (TRACED Act), FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reported to Congress that it had concluded its required proceeding on one-ring scams by issuing a Report and Order adopting new rules to protect consumers.

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Topics: TRACED Act, Hospital Robocall Protection Group, One-Ring Scams, 6 GHz WI-F

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC NANC Meeting on Call Authentication Best Practices, FCC Seeks Comment on Lifeline Waiver Petition

 

2020 FCC SealFCC NANC Meeting on Call Authentication Best Practices

The FCC announced that the next meeting of the North American Numbering Council (NANC), will be held on September 24, 2020.  The meeting will be held via conference call and available to the public. via live feed from the FCC’s web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live

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Topics: NANC meeting, TRACED Act, Call Authentication Best Practices, Lifeline Waiver Petition, NaLA, National Lifeline Association

Checking In @ The FCC: The July 2020 Open Meeting

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting room-1-1What will the FCC be tackling next?

Chairman Pai’s theme for the July 16, 2020 Open Meeting is “Not Alone,” reflecting the agenda’s headline item which would adopt rules to make 988 the nation-wide 3 digit number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  But the agenda is far more diverse than the theme may suggest and contains many other items of importance to telecom providers. 

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Topics: #CheckingIn@TheFCC, National Suicide Hotline, Leased Commercial Access, TRACED Act, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy, Digital Opportunity Data Collection, 988, National Security Threats, FCC Open Meeting July 2020

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 - Monday, February 10, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  FCC Begins TRACED Act Proceedings,  FCC February Open Meeting, FCC Procedures For $691M Investment in Puerto Rico & USVI Networks, USDA Rural Broadband Grants 

FCC entrance shutterstock-1FCC Begins TRACED Act Proceedings 

The FCC has initiated the first of the rulemakings required by the TRACED Act.  Specifically, it is seeking comment on rules establishing a registration process for a single consortium to conduct private-led efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls. 

Read More
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Topics: USDA Rural Broadband Grants, TRACED Act, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, FCC February Open Meeting , Flexible Use of the C-band, C-band Auction Bidding, TV White Spaces, Licenses for the 3.5 GHz Band, Electronic Delivery of Carriage Election Notices, Cable Operator Interests in Video Programming

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 - Friday, January 3, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

FTC bldgFTC No Call Registry Report 

The Federal Trade Commission has issued its biennial report to Congress focusing on the use of the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry by both consumers and businesses and other organizations over the past two years.   The report includes: 1) a summary of current Registry operations; 2) a summary of the impact on the Registry of new telecommunication technologies; and 3) a discussion of the impact of the established business relationship exception in the Commission’s enforcement efforts.

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Topics: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FTC National Do Not Call Registry, TRACED Act, No Call Registry

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, December 6, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

idaho capitol bldg tourslincolnIdaho Broadband Grants 

A task force convened by Idaho Governor Brad Little earlier this year released a report recommending that broadband and high-speed Internet be a strategic and economic priority for the state and that solutions remain technology neutral. 

Read More
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Topics: TRACED Act, Idaho Broaband Grants, Indiana Broadband Grants, FCC 2.5 GHZ Rural Tribal Window & Workshop, Rural Tribal Window

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