Telecommunication

Communication at a distance, especially the electronic transmission of signals via the telephone

Commissioner Clyburn's Remarks at Incompas Policy Summit

Allow me to highlight where the current Federal Communications Commission’s competition policy needs a makeover, and round things out with a couple of bright spots that are ripe for addressing in a bipartisan way. This Administration seems to only

Kari's Law, 9-1-1 Legislation, passes Senate, heads to House for approval

The US Senate unanimously approved “Kari’s Law” (HR 582), legislation that will require multi-line telephone systems to allow direct-dialing of 911 services. The legislation now goes to the House, and if approved it will be going to the White Hous

SHLB Urges the FCC to Reform and Increase Funding for Rural Health Care Program

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition, a broad-based membership organization that includes health providers and telehealth networks, filed comments with the Federal Communication Commission asking for an increase in fundin

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For February 2018 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the February Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Innovation Month at the FCC

Feb 2 is Groundhog Day.

America's Digital Infrastructure Is Crumbling, Too

In Jan 30's State of the Union message, President Donald Trump called on Congress to allocate at least $1.5 trillion for "the infrastructure investment we need."   Much of the conversation relates to people's most tangible perception of infrastruc

Telecom Policymaking a Piecemeal Effort, House Commerce Chairman Walden Predicts

Congressional action to update the Telecommunications Act will be incremental, according to House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR). "We're looking at it piece by piece," Walden said at the 2018 State of the Net conference on Jan 29.

FTC Provides Comment to FCC Encouraging Providers of Call-Blocking Services to Take Steps to Avoid Blocking Wanted Calls

In a comment provided to the Federal Communications Commission, staff of the Federal Trade Commission responded to the FCC’s request for input on potential mechanisms to address erroneously blocked robocalls, without imposing undue harm on callers

Defining Recoverable Expenses for Rate-of-Return Providers

As the Federal Communications Commission begins to explore potential changes to its regulations for rate-of-return carriers, we both wholeheartedly support action to curb impermissible expenditures.

FCC Proposes $18.7 Million Fine Against DataConnex

The Federal Communications Commission proposed an $18,715,405 fine against DataConnex for apparent violations involving the Universal Service Fund Rural Health Care Program.