July 21, 2021 Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up

Welcome back to TLP’s Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up, your weekly update on the wireless telecommunications regulatory landscape, important wireless decisions, and more!  Notably, this week, the FCC announced its tentative agenda for its August Open Meeting.  Here’s your wrap-up:

FCC:

  • Last Thursday, July 15, 2021, the FCC announced the tentative agenda for its August Open Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 10:30 AM. The FCC is set to consider six agenda items, including a Third Report and Order to establish a process for the FCC to review decisions of the private STIR/SHAKEN Governance Authority, as well as a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking to update the Commission’s VoIP numbering policies.  For more information, see our post here.
  • Last Thursday, July 15, 2021, the FCC released new Fee Filing Guides setting forth an updated schedules of charges for Office of Engineering & Technology (“OET”) applications (and Media Bureau applications). These new fees went into effect on Thursday, July 15, 2021.  For more information, see our post here.
  • Last Friday, July 16, 2021, the Enforcement Bureau released a Citation and Order notifying Taneynet Broadband that it failed to timely file several FCC Form 477s. The Citation is another in a series of FCC actions taken against providers for failing to comply with Form 477 regulations.  The next Form 477 filing deadline is September 1, 2021, and filers will be required to log-in using CORES information.  For more information, see our post here.
  • On Monday, July 19, 2021, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau released a Public Notice seeking comment on the proposed Drive Test Parameters and Model for Alaska Plan participants. The Public Notice lists the data the Commission proposes to require participants to collect during drive tests and also provides a model for providing participants with a list of locations to conduct the drive tests.  For more information, see our post here.

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