Tag Archives: Federal Communications Commission

FCC Proposes Rule To Curb More Robocall Activity

The Federal Communications Commission has unveiled new rules — that it will vote on next month — aimed at requiring all gateway providers comply with anti-spoofing and robocall rules or face having all traffic blocked by other networks. The Commission will vote on the proposed rule at its next meeting, …

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FCC Proposes Largest Robocall Fine Ever as Chair Makes Comments About ‘Fix’ing Consumer Protections Under TCPA

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed its largest fine ever — $45 million — against a company accused of making “hundreds of thousands” of illegal robocalls attempting to sell health insurance. Perhaps most interestingly to companies in the accounts receivable management industry was a comment from the Chair of the …

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FCC Goes After Two Providers For Not Meeting STIR/SHAKEN Deadlines

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday announced that two telecom companies have failed to fully implement the STIR/SHAKEN protocols and have been referred to the regulator’s enforcement unit for further investigation. The providers — Bandwidth and Vonage — also lost any “leniency” that STIR/SHAKEN provided to networks that were attempting to …

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FCC Chair Seeks to Classify Ringless Voicemails as Calls Under TCPA, Requiring Consumer Consent

The Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission yesterday announced the release of a Declaratory Ruling that classifies ringless voicemail messages to consumers’ cell phones as calls under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, meaning that consumers would have to provide their consent prior to receiving such messages. The Ruling — which …

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FCC Proposes Rule to Block Robotexts

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a rule that would explore ways to require wireless carriers to block illegal text messages, similar to what the agency has done to combat illegal robocalls. Robotexts have become more prevalent, especially as regulators and technology providers have taken steps to keep robocalls from …

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FCC Releases Pricing for Reassigned Number Database

The Federal Communications Commission has announced the pricing structure for its Reassigned Number Database, which will attempt to inform callers, including those in the accounts receivable management industry, whether a consumer’s cell phone number has been disconnected or reassigned. Prices will range between $10 and $35,100 per month, depending on …

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FCC Takes More Action to Fight Against Robocalls

A new anti-robocall deadline went into effect last week and the Federal Communications Commission issued a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to take additional steps to block robocalls from being connected with consumers as the fight against robocalls continued. First, as of September 28, phone companies are prohibited from accepting …

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