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:
- Late last Tuesday, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comment on the Competitive Carriers Association’s Petition for Declaratory Ruling or Limited Waiver asking the FCC to clarify that that Broadband Data Collection filings can be certified by any qualified engineer, not only certified professional engineers. Comments will be due on or before June 8, 2022 and reply comments will be due on or before June 15, 2022. For more information, see our post here.
- Late last Wednesday, the FCC released the Tentative Agenda for the June Open Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 10:30 AM. The Commission is scheduled to consider four items, including a Notice of Inquiry on Facilitating Access to Spectrum for Offshore Uses and Operations and a Public Notice seeking to refresh the record on location-based 911 call routing. For more information and to view a copy of the Tentative Agenda, see our post here.
- Last Friday, the FCC published in the Federal Register the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on the effectiveness of Wireless Emergency Alerts. Comments are due on or before June 21, 2022 and reply comments are due on or before July 19, 2022. For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
- Also last Friday, the FCC released a Report and Order, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Order on Reconsideration that extends STIR/SHAKEN to gateway providers that receive calls directly from foreign originating providers. Among other things, the Report and Order requires these gateway providers to implement STIR/SHAKEN in the IP portions of their network by June 30, 2023. For more information and to view a copy of the item, see our post here.
- On Monday, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau released three Public Notices announcing that it had established three dockets to monitor T-Mobile, DISH, and Verizon’s compliance with conditions that were imposed in FCC orders granting applications concerning each of the companies. For more information and to view a copy of the Notices, see our post here.
- On Tuesday, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled “Strengthening Our Communications Networks: Legislation to Connect and Protect.” The hearing examined five bills, all related to communications, networks, spectrum, and security, and heard from Mark Gibson, Director of Business Development and Spectrum Policy at CommScope and Regulatory Officer of OnGo Alliance, Anna M. Gomez, partner at Wiley Rein, Thomas E. Kadri, Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, and Alisa Valentin, Senior Director of Technology and Telecommunications Policy at the National Urban League. For more information and to view the hearing, see the Committee’s website here.
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