Good afternoon from Washington, DC! Below you will find this week’s Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up, your update on the wireless telecommunications regulatory landscape, important wireless decisions, and more! Here’s your wrap-up:
- Last Thursday, the FCC released a Public Notice supplementing previous guidance on the Reassigned Numbers Database. The Notice clarifies that callers may be eligible for a safe harbor from liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act when an authorized agent queries the database on their behalf. For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
- Also last Thursday, Commissioner Starks announced staffing changes in his office. Justin Faulb will be joining the Office as Commissioner Stark’s Wireline and National Security Advisor and Megan Bodenarain is joining his office as a legal advisor, focused on issues of digital equity. In addition, Diane Holland, Commissioner Stark’s advisor for media and consumer protection issues, is moving to the Wireline Competition Bureau, and Dr. Alisa Valentin, Commissioner Stark’s Special Advisor, is departing the Commission for the non-profit space. For more information, see the announcement here.
- On Monday, the FCC published in the Federal Register the Order adopting the Broadband Data Collection technical requirements for implementing the mobile challenge, verification, and crowdsourcing processes, thereby setting the effective date. The Order is effective May 11, 2022. For more information and to view a copy of the Federal Register, see our post here.
- Yesterday, the FCC published in the Federal Register the effective date of all portions of the Report and Order modernizing the FCC’s marketing and importation rules. The Report and Order is effective as of April 12, 2022. For more information and to view a copy of the Federal Register, see our post here.
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