Telecommunication

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

EU telecoms overhaul labelled ‘missed opportunity’ by industry

An overhaul of Europe’s telecoms laws, aimed at stimulating investment in new networks, has been branded a missed opportunity for the industry.

FCC Proposes Reforms to Toll Free Calling Access Charge Regime

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on reforms to increase efficiency and fairness in the system governing intercarrier payments for toll free calling, and to eliminate the financial incentive for abusive calling practices, in

FCC Bans Misrepresentation in Sales Calls & Unauthorized Charges

The Federal Communications Commission approved new rules to help protect consumers from the illegal and harmful practices of slamming, which is the unauthorized change of a consumer’s preferred telephone company, and cramming, which is the placeme

FCC Eliminates Consumer Protections for Carriers Promising Network Upgrades

The Federal Communications Commission eliminated regulations for carriers seeking to move from the networks of yesterday to the networks of tomorrow. The Order:

FCC Acts to Reform Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service

The Federal Communications Commission today approved an item to reform Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS), a form of telecommunications relay service (TRS) that allows individuals with hearing loss to both read captions and use

More than half of US households have ditched landline phones

More than half of US households — 53.9% — rely entirely on cellphones, according to a survey from the National Center for Health Statistics, an arm of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2006, only 15.8% of survey respondents said t

Deletion of Items from June 2018 Open Meeting

The following items have been adopted by the Federal Communications Commission and deleted from the list of items scheduled for consideration at the June 7, 2018 Open Meeting:

FCC Proposes Reforms to Eliminate Intercarrier Compensation Arbitrage

The Federal Communications Commission has long recognized that arbitrage opportunities in the intercarrier compensation (ICC) system harm consumers, undermine broadband deployment, and distort competition. Despite the FCC’s adoption of a national,

Huawei Slams FCC Efforts to Bar It From Federal Communications Program

The Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to block the Chinese company Huawei from US telecommunications contracts and supply chains is unconstitutional, misguided, “arbitrary and capricious,” Huawei said.

FCC Regulatory Free Arena

[Press release] As consequential as the Federal Communications Commission can be in communications policy, it is critical for those in leadership positions to acknowledge that its authority and reach is inherently limited.