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FCC Chairman Gives Industry SHAKEN/STIR Solution “License to Kill” Spoofed Robocalls

In a Press Release earlier this week, FCC Chaiman Pai gave his blessing to a report of the North American Numbering Council on “SHAKEN/STIR”, an industry-developed set of protocols and operational procedures for the cryptographic signing of telephone calls, designed to authenticate telephone calls and mitigate Caller ID spoofing and illegal robocalling.   Basically, SHAKEN/STIR is intended to eliminate the use of illegitimate spoofed numbers from the telephone system by establishing a trust-based system for authenticating legitimate ones.

FCC Wireless Bureau’s Staff Report Questions AT&T and Verizon Zero Rating Practices in Mobile Broadband Market…But To What Effect Under the Trump Administration?

By Doug Bonner   On January 11, 2017, the FCC released its most extensive “policy review” of mobile broadband operators sponsored data offerings for zero-rated content and services since the Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order.   Rebuffing Republican requests, and a stated commitment by the Chairman not to take […]

FCC Proposes to Fine E-Rate Telecom Provider $106,425 for Violation of E-Rate Lowest Corresponding Price Rule

By: Mark Palchick and Rebecca Jacobs  A recent Notice of Apparent Liability (“NAL”) issued by the Enforcement Bureau (“Bureau”) of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) proposing to fine AT&T $106,425, highlights the need for service providers in the E-rate program to ensure that they abide by […]

FCC OKs Certain Informational Calling and Texts by Schools and Utilities to Wireless Phones under TCPA

By: Douglas Bonner, Rebecca Jacobs, and Marty Stern The FCC recently released a Declaratory Ruling with new clarifications for schools and utilities on autodialed calls and texts and pre-recorded/artificial voice calling under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) for informational messages. The ruling confirms that it is not a violation […]