November 17, 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:

  • NOVEMBER OPEN MEETING
    • This morning, the FCC held its November Open Meeting. The Commission adopted three items, including a Report and Order on improving 911 reliability.  For more information and to view a copy of the agenda, see our post here.  Check back here next week for additional information on some of the relevant items adopted today.
  • ROBOCALLS
    • On 11/10, the Enforcement Bureau released a Public Notice announcing that all U.S.-based voice service providers may block calls or cease to accept traffic from Urth Access, LLC without liability under the Communications Act or Commission’s rules. The Traceback Consortium has identified Urth Access as an originator of substantial volumes of apparently unlawful student loan related robocall traffic.  For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
    • On 11/16, the Enforcement Bureau released a Public Notice asking voice service providers and the Industry Traceback Group to submit information for the Bureau to compile the FCC’s annual report on private led efforts to trace unlawful robocalls. Submissions for the period covering November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2022 are due by November 28, 2022.  For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
  • BROADBAND DATA MAPS
    • On 11/15, the Broadband Data Task Force released a Public Notice announcing that stakeholders may obtain a license for the Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric to use in preparing and submitting challenges in the Broadband Data Collection. The pre-production draft of the new broadband maps is expected to be released tomorrow.  For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.

 Next week we will not post a Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up in observance of Thanksgiving.  We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

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