June 15, 2023 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:

TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

  • On 6/9, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on strengthening consumer consent for robocalls and robotexts under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The item was adopted at the June Open Meeting.  For more information and to view a copy of the item, see our post here.

NG911

  • On 6/9, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposals to expedite the NG911 transition by adopting certain requirements that would apply to certain providers as state and local 911 authorities transition to IP-based networks and develop the capability to support NG911 elements and functions. The item was adopted at the June Open Meeting.  For more information and to view a copy of the item, see our post here.

42 GHz

  • On 6/9, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on shared use of the 42-42.5 GHz Band. The item was adopted at the June Open Meeting.  For more information and to view a copy of the item, see our post here.

RIP AND REPLACE

  • On 6/12, the Wireline Competition Bureau released a Public Notice reminding recipients in the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program of their obligation to file status updates with the FCC every 90 days starting on the day their application was approved. The next status update is due on July 10, 2023.  For more information and to view a copy of the item, see our post here.

FCC SYSTEM OUTAGES AND FILING EXTENSIONS

  • On 6/13, the FCC released a Public Notice providing initial guidance on certain filing deadlines and review periods affected by system outages in several FCC databases. The databases have been unavailable since approximately 6:30 PM EDT on Friday, June 9, due to technical issues.  For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.

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