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:
MARCH OPEN MEETING
- This morning, the FCC held its March Open Meeting. The Commission considered five items, including a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on providing supplemental mobile coverage from space, a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on expanding STIR/SHAKEN to intermediate providers and taking additional steps to expand mitigation requirements, and a Report and Order mandating that providers block texts from numbers on a reasonable do-not-originate list. Check back here next week for highlights of these items. The Commission was originally scheduled to consider eight items, but three items were adopted and released prior to the meeting. For more information and to view a copy of the Agenda, see our post here.
- On 3/8, the FCC Published in the Federal Register the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on revisions to the FCC’s equipment authorization rules that prohibit the authorization of equipment listed on and equipment manufactured by entities on the FCC’s “Covered List.” Comments are due on or before April 7, 2023. Reply comments are due on or before May 8, 2023. For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
SUPPORTING SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE
- On 3/12, the FCC published in the Federal Register the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on rules to implement the Safe Connections Act of 2022, which provides support for specific measures to benefit survivors of domestic violence and abuse. Comments are due on or before April 12, 2023 and reply comments are due on or before May 12, 2023. For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
USF CONTRIBUTION FACTOR
- On 3/14, the Office of Managing Director released a Public Notice announcing the universal service contribution factor for the second quarter of 2023 will be .290 or 29.0%. For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
NATIONAL SPECTRUM STRATEGY
- Yesterday, NTIA released a Request for Comment (“Request”) on the development and implementation of a National Spectrum Strategy for the United States. Comments on the Request will be due on or before April 17, 2023. For more information and to view a copy of the Request, see our post here.
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