THE REGULATORY MIX AND BLOG ARTICLES

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

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

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. 

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

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.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

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
0 Comments | View Comments

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.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

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.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

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.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

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
0 Comments | View Comments

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

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressUS Senate Passes TRACED Act

In response to the Senate’s passage of the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, which targets illegal robocalls. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr each issued statements of support. 

Chairman Pai released a statement saying, in part: “I commend the U.S. Senate for passing the TRACED Act and Senators Thune and Markey for leading this bipartisan effort. The TRACED Act would help strengthen the FCC’s ability to combat illegal robocalls, and we would welcome these additional tools to fight this scourge.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: Robocall, Connect America Fund Phase II, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, TRACED Act, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, FCC CAF II Awards

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, January 18, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

www.inteserra.comhs-fshubfsinteserra-regulatory mixcourt columnsCourt Denies Motion to Delay Oral Arguments in Net Neutrality Challenge

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has denied the FCC’s motion to postpone oral arguments in the challenge to the agency’s Restoring Internet Freedom (RIF) order.  In a previous filing the FCC cited that the lapse in its funding as well as the Department of Justice were the reasons why the arguments should be postponed.  The Court stated that oral argument is still scheduled for February 1, 2019.  The Court’s website states that oral arguments on the calendar for the month of January and February will go on as scheduled in spite of the government shutdown. 

 

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: Net Neutrality, Robocall, US Court of Appeals, TRACED Act, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, American Data Dissemination Act, ADD Act, Privacy Act of 1974, Senator Edward Markey, Senator John Thune, Senator Marco Rubio

Subscribe to our FREE Regulatory Mix and Blogs with Email Alerts.

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all

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

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

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. 

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

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.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

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
0 Comments | View Comments

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.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

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.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

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.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

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
0 Comments | View Comments

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

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressUS Senate Passes TRACED Act

In response to the Senate’s passage of the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, which targets illegal robocalls. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr each issued statements of support. 

Chairman Pai released a statement saying, in part: “I commend the U.S. Senate for passing the TRACED Act and Senators Thune and Markey for leading this bipartisan effort. The TRACED Act would help strengthen the FCC’s ability to combat illegal robocalls, and we would welcome these additional tools to fight this scourge.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: Robocall, Connect America Fund Phase II, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, TRACED Act, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, FCC CAF II Awards

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, January 18, 2019

Posted by Cory Garone

www.inteserra.comhs-fshubfsinteserra-regulatory mixcourt columnsCourt Denies Motion to Delay Oral Arguments in Net Neutrality Challenge

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has denied the FCC’s motion to postpone oral arguments in the challenge to the agency’s Restoring Internet Freedom (RIF) order.  In a previous filing the FCC cited that the lapse in its funding as well as the Department of Justice were the reasons why the arguments should be postponed.  The Court stated that oral argument is still scheduled for February 1, 2019.  The Court’s website states that oral arguments on the calendar for the month of January and February will go on as scheduled in spite of the government shutdown. 

 

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: Net Neutrality, Robocall, US Court of Appeals, TRACED Act, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, American Data Dissemination Act, ADD Act, Privacy Act of 1974, Senator Edward Markey, Senator John Thune, Senator Marco Rubio

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic