June 8, 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:

  • Last Wednesday, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau released a Public Notice (“Notice”) providing initial information about the upcoming launch of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (“CALEA”) Electronic Filing System (“CEFS”) and seeking comment on mandating use of the system six months after its activation. CEFS will allow providers to file their SSI Plans confidentially and securely online, eliminating the need for paper filings.  For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
  • Last Thursday, the FCC released a Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announcing that it is required to collect $381,950,000 in regulatory fees for Fiscal Year 2022 and seeking comment on its proposed methodology for calculating fees, among other related topics.  For more information and to view a copy of the item, see our post here.
  • On Monday, the FCC published in the Federal Register Notice that OMB had approved 47 C.F.R. § 10.11(b), which requires CMS Providers that participate in Wireless Emergency Alerts to update their “Presidential Alert” headers in their WEA alerts and mobile device settings menus to read “National Alert.” The Notice announces that the provision is effective June 6, 2022 and compliance is required by July 31, 2022. For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
  • This morning, the FCC held its June Open Meeting. The FCC considered and adopted three items, including a Notice of Inquiry seeking comment on facilitating access to spectrum for offshore uses and operations and a Public Notice seeking to refresh the record on wireless 911 call routing.  The FCC was originally set to consider five items, but two items were adopted prior to the meeting and deleted from the agenda.  For more information and to view a copy of the Agenda, see our post here.
  • At the Open Meeting the FCC also announced that beginning tomorrow, June 9, 2022, the FCC will permit visitors with scheduled appointments to enter its facilities, in conjunction with the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force safety protocols. Individuals without appointments, however, will not be permitted to enter FCC facilities.  For more information and to view the Public Notice regarding the new policy, see our post here.

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