October 20, 2021 Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up

Welcome back and we hope you all had a great week!  Below you will find TLP’s Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up, your weekly update on the wireless telecommunications regulatory landscape, important wireless decisions, and more!  Of note this week, the FCC released the Agenda for the October Open Meeting.  Here’s your wrap-up:

FCC:

  • Last Thursday, October 14, 2021, the Wireline Competition Bureau adopted a Protective Order for Robocall Mitigation Program Descriptions, which certain providers are required to file in the Robocall Mitigation Database. The Bureau largely adopted its proposals from the Public Notice released in May (see our post here).  For more information and to read a copy of the Protective Order, see our post here.
  • Last Friday, October 15, 2021, the FCC published in the Federal Register the NPRM seeking comment on SIM Swapping and Port-Out Fraud, setting the comment dates. Comments are due on or before November 15, 2021 and reply comments are due on or before December 14, 2021.  For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
  • Yesterday, October 19, 2021, the FCC released the Agenda for the October Open Meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 10:30 AM. The meeting will be held virtually and can be viewed on the FCC’s website at fcc.gov/live or the FCC’s YouTube channel.  The Commission will consider three items and hold a Disaster Communications Field Hearing.  For more information and to see the Agenda, see our post here.
  • As a reminder, the quarterly FCC Form 499-Q deadline is coming up. Non-de minimis telecommunications carriers that provide interstate telecommunications services are required to file a FCC Form 499-Q on or before Monday, November 1, 2021. For more information, see our post here.

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