Tag Archives: Jessica Rosenworcel

FCC Looks to Expand STIR/SHAKEN to non-IP Phones

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday announced its first steps toward closing a “small but still important hole” in its robocall protection defense, launching a Notice of Inquiry into expanding the STIR/SHAKEN call authentication protocols for non-IP networks. STIR/SHAKEN went into effect last year, requiring carriers to deploy technology that …

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FCC Starts Rulemaking Process to Block Unwanted Text Messages

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks to crack down on illegal and fraudulent text messages, finally taking action more than a year after initially announcing the proposal. The number of complaints received by the FCC related to unwanted text messages increased by 146% …

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FCC Adopts New Rules to Battle Robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted a new rule that requires gateway providers — companies that connect calls between networks — to comply with STIR/SHAKEN caller ID protocols and take additional measures to verify the identity of providers whose traffic they are routing or face having their calls blocked from …

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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 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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