FCC Publishes Second Report and Order Effective Dates for Rules to Combat Illegal Robocalls

On November 17, 2020, the FCC published in the Federal Register the Second Report and Order in the Call Authentication Trust Anchor matter (WC Docket No. 17-97) thereby announcing the effective dates of certain rules adopted in the Order.  The Order, discussed in detail below, is effective December 17, 2020, with the exception of four rules.


Section 64.6306 (“Instruction 10”), which establishes exemptions from implementing caller ID authentication, is effective as of November 17, 2020.


The FCC has not yet sought OMB approval for the following rules (and accordingly, the effective dates are “delayed indefinitely”):

  • Section 64.6303(b) (“Instruction 6”), which requires providers to maintain and provide on request documented proof that the provider is working to develop a non-internet protocol caller ID authentication solution or is actively testing a solution;
  • Section 64.6305(b) and (c) (“Instruction 9”), which require providers to certify their status in implementing a robocall mitigation program once the Robocall Mitigation Database and portal is established, and implement associated obligations for intermediate/voice service providers tied to this certification; and
  • Section 64.6306(e) (“Instruction 11”), which requires providers who have been granted an exemption to certify that they have implemented the STIR/SHAKEN authentication framework.


For additional information please see previous blog post FCC Releases Second Report & Order on Combatting Illegal Robocalls


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