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:
- This morning, the FCC held its May Open Commission Meeting. The Commission considered three items, including an item on expanding use of the 12 GHz band and one on expanding robocall blocking requirements. The FCC was originally set to consider four items, but one item was 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.
- On 5/11, the FCC issued a Final Determination Order against One Eye, LLC for its failure to comply with FCC call blocking rules for gateway providers. Voice service providers immediately downstream from One Eye are required to block all traffic from One Eye within thirty days of the date of the Order. For more information and to view a copy of the Order, see our post here.
- On 5/15, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (“Bureau”) released an Order amending the FCC’s rules to mandate the electronic filing of new and amended System Security and Integrity Policies and Procedures (“SSI Plans”) by covered entities under the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (“CALEA”). Electronic filing of SSI Plans will be required within 30 days of the date the Order is published in the Federal Register. For more information and to view a copy of the Order, see our post here.
- On 5/5, the FCC released a Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the assessment and collection of 2023 regulatory fees. For fiscal year 2023 (“FY 2023”), the FCC is required to collect $390,192,000 in regulatory fees. For more information and to view a copy of the item, see our post here.
- On 5/17, the Senate Committee on Auriculae, Nutrition and Forestry Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy held a hearing entitled “Rural Broadband: Connecting Our Communities to the Digital Economy” to discuss the broadband programs overseen by the USDA. Witnesses included Roger Nishi, Vice President at Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, Christa Shute, Executive Director at NEK Broadband, Jesse Shekleton, Director of Broadband Operations at Jo-Carroll Energy, James Frederick Johnson, CEO of Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative, and Justin Forde, Vice President of Government Relations at Midco. For more information and to view the hearing, see the Committee’s website here.
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