November 10, 2022 Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up

Good afternoon from Washington, DC!  Below you will find this week’s Wireless Wrap-Up, your update on the wireless telecommunications regulatory landscape, important wireless decisions, and more!  Here is your wrap-up:

  • ROBOCALLS
    • On 11/3, the Enforcement Bureau released an Enforcement Advisory reminding voice service providers of their obligation to combat illegal robocalls aggressively, particularly student loan robocalls, which have increased in prevalently. For more information and to view a copy of the Advisory, see our post here.
  • 6 GHZ BAND
    • On 11/3, the Office of Engineering and Technology released a Public Notice announcing that thirteen entities’ automated frequency coordination systems had been conditionally approved to manage standard-power unlicensed devices across the 6 GHz band. These entities are permitted to move to the testing stage.  For more information and to view a copy of the Notice see our post here.
  • PR/USVI MOBILE AND FIXED SUPPORT
    • On 11/9, the FCC published in the Federal Register the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposals to ensure that mobile carriers continue to implement advanced telecommunications services and that fixed providers have sufficient resiliency during the transition period of the Bringing Puerto Rico Fund and Connect USVI Fund. Comments are due on or before December 9, 2022 and reply comments are due on or before December 27, 2022.  For more information and to view a copy of the item, see our post here.
  • BROADBAND DATA MAPS
    • This morning, the FCC announced that a pre-production draft of the new broadband maps will be released on November 18, 2022. The Broadband Data Task Force also announced that technical assistance resources are available to assist entities interested in filing bulk challenges to the fixed broadband availability data.  For more information and to view copies of the items, see our post here.

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