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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 16, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting room-1FCC Proposes 988 As National Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Hotline Number 

At its Open Meeting the FCC voted to adopt a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would designate 988  as a new, nationwide, 3-digit number for a suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. This Notice proposes that calls made to 988 would be directed to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a national network of 163 crisis centers that is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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Topics: Somos, 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline, National Suicide Prevention Hotline, VoIP Symmetry, 833 Auction

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 9, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting roomFCC December Open Meeting 

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the final agenda for the FCC’s December 12, 2019, Open Meeting.  It includes the following items: 

  • VoIP Symmetry – An Order on Remand and Declaratory Ruling that would promote continued investment in IP-based networks by clarifying that a local exchange carrier partnering with a VoIP provider may assess end office switched access charges only if the carrier or its VoIP partner provides a physical connection to the last-mile facilities used to serve the end user.
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Topics: FCC December Open Meeting, Colorado PUC, National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, 988: Suicide Prevention Hotline Number, VoIP Symmetry, 5G Fund, Senate Commerce Committee, TOWER Act, 5G Spectrum Act

Checking In @ The FCC - The December Open Meeting

Posted by Amy Gross

988-01What will the FCC be tackling next?

Chairman Pai’s theme for the December 12, 2019 Open Meeting is “A Small Number, A Big Difference.”  This is a reference to the item adopting 988 as the nationwide 3-digit number to access suicide prevention and mental health services.  The rest of the agenda continues the FCC’s ongoing efforts to provide more spectrum for next generation wireless services and modernize its cable rules. Read More
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Topics: MOBILE NOW Act, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, #CheckingIn@TheFCC, local franchising authorities, 988: Suicide Prevention Hotline Number, VoIP Symmetry, LFAs, 5.9 GHz band, 3.3-3.55 GHz band

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, November 22, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

full commissioner seats FCC-2FCC December Open Meeting 

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced the tentative agenda for the FCC’s December 12, 2019, Open Meeting.  It includes the following items: 

  • VoIP Symmetry – An Order on Remand and Declaratory Ruling that would promote continued investment in IP-based networks by clarifying that a local exchange carrier partnering with a VoIP provider may assess end office switched access charges only if the carrier or its VoIP partner provides a physical connection to the last-mile facilities used to serve the end user.
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Topics: robocalling, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FCC December Open Meeting, SHAKEN/STIR, 988: Suicide Prevention Hotline Number, cable service change notification, VoIP Symmetry, FM Station Licensing

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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 16, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting room-1FCC Proposes 988 As National Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Hotline Number 

At its Open Meeting the FCC voted to adopt a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would designate 988  as a new, nationwide, 3-digit number for a suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. This Notice proposes that calls made to 988 would be directed to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a national network of 163 crisis centers that is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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Topics: Somos, 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline, National Suicide Prevention Hotline, VoIP Symmetry, 833 Auction

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 9, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting roomFCC December Open Meeting 

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the final agenda for the FCC’s December 12, 2019, Open Meeting.  It includes the following items: 

  • VoIP Symmetry – An Order on Remand and Declaratory Ruling that would promote continued investment in IP-based networks by clarifying that a local exchange carrier partnering with a VoIP provider may assess end office switched access charges only if the carrier or its VoIP partner provides a physical connection to the last-mile facilities used to serve the end user.
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Topics: FCC December Open Meeting, Colorado PUC, National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, 988: Suicide Prevention Hotline Number, VoIP Symmetry, 5G Fund, Senate Commerce Committee, TOWER Act, 5G Spectrum Act

Checking In @ The FCC - The December Open Meeting

Posted by Amy Gross

988-01What will the FCC be tackling next?

Chairman Pai’s theme for the December 12, 2019 Open Meeting is “A Small Number, A Big Difference.”  This is a reference to the item adopting 988 as the nationwide 3-digit number to access suicide prevention and mental health services.  The rest of the agenda continues the FCC’s ongoing efforts to provide more spectrum for next generation wireless services and modernize its cable rules. Read More
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Topics: MOBILE NOW Act, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, #CheckingIn@TheFCC, local franchising authorities, 988: Suicide Prevention Hotline Number, VoIP Symmetry, LFAs, 5.9 GHz band, 3.3-3.55 GHz band

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, November 22, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

full commissioner seats FCC-2FCC December Open Meeting 

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced the tentative agenda for the FCC’s December 12, 2019, Open Meeting.  It includes the following items: 

  • VoIP Symmetry – An Order on Remand and Declaratory Ruling that would promote continued investment in IP-based networks by clarifying that a local exchange carrier partnering with a VoIP provider may assess end office switched access charges only if the carrier or its VoIP partner provides a physical connection to the last-mile facilities used to serve the end user.
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Topics: robocalling, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FCC December Open Meeting, SHAKEN/STIR, 988: Suicide Prevention Hotline Number, cable service change notification, VoIP Symmetry, FM Station Licensing

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