May 18, 2022 Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up

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 is your wrap-up:

FCC:

  • Late last Wednesday, the Wireline Competition Bureau released an Order granting a request by CTIA for waiver of certain text-to-988 requirements in section 52.201(a) of the FCC’s rules, which would allow covered text providers to route covered 988 text messages to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (“Lifeline”) without translation to the Lifeline’s current toll free access number. For more information and to view a copy of the Order, see our post here.
  • Last Thursday, FCC released the Agenda for the May Open Meeting, scheduled for tomorrow, May 19th, at 10:30 AM. The Commission is scheduled to consider four items, including an item addressing foreign-originated illegal robocalls and a NPRM seeking comment on A-CAM.  A fifth enforcement item that was originally scheduled for consideration was removed yesterday in this Deletion Notice.  For more information and to view a copy of the Agenda, see our post here.
  • Also last Thursday, the FCC, NTIA, and Department of Treasury (collectively “Agencies”) announced that they had entered into an Interagency Agreement (“Agreement”) to share information about and collaborate regarding the collection and reporting of certain data and metrics relating to broadband deployment. For more information and to view a copy of the Agreement, see our post here.
  • On Friday, the FCC published in the Federal Register the Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) seeking to develop a record on the role of receivers in spectrum management. Comments are due on or before June 27, 2022 and reply comments are due on or before July 27, 2022. For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
  • On Monday, the Office of Economics and Analytics (“OEA”) released a Public Notice seeking comment on the state of competition in the communications marketplace for the 2022 Communications Marketplace Report. Comments are due July 1, 2022 and reply comments are due August 1, 2022.  For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.

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