Telecommunication

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

Chairman Pai Statement on Projected USF Cuts for Small, Rural Carriers

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement after the Universal Service Administrative Company’s announcement that the budget control mechanism adopted in 2016 will cut universal service support for small, ru

FCC Proposes $5.3 Million Fine On Phone Company For Slamming, Cramming & Providing False Evidence

The Federal Communications Commission proposed a $5,323,322 fine against Tele Circuit Network Corporation.

AT&T: Transition from Legacy DSL Largely Complete, Fiber Broadband Penetration Nearing 50% in Many Areas

AT&T now has more than five times fewer legacy DSL customers than it did four years ago.

New Data on Pole Prices Power 5G Debate

As part of the working group efforts within the Federal Communications Commission's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC), one subcommittee has collected data on telecommunication pole attachment rates and published the information along

Remarks Of FCC Chief Of Staff Matthew Berry At The Joint FCC-FTC Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo

[Speech] I know that today’s Expo is specifically focused on technological solutions to the robocall challenge. But if there’s an overarching theme, it’s the need for collaborative solutions.

FCC Proposes Prohibiting Universal Service Spending On Equipment And Services From Companies That Pose National Security Threats

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to help protect the security of the nation’s communications networks through its stewardship of the over $8.5 billion a year Universal Service Fund (USF).

Statement Of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel On The Security Of Telecommunications Networks

Today the Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on a rule to prohibit the future use of Universal Service Funds to purchase equipment or services from providers identified as posing a national security risk.

FCC Takes New Steps To Improve Rural Call Completion

The Federal Communications Commission adopted new measures to tackle the problem of failed or poor-quality long-distance calls to rural parts of the United States. 

FCC Proposes Modernizing Rules For Smaller Carriers' Business Data Services

The Federal Communications Commission proposed modernizing rules governing business data services (BDS) for certain small rural carriers, known as Alternative Connect America Model, or A-CAM, carriers. 

FCC Reaches $40 Million Settlement with T-Mobile on Rural Calling

The Federal Communications Commission reached a settlement concluding its investigation into whether T-Mobile USA violated the Communications Act when it failed to correct ongoing problems with delivery of calls to rural consumers and whether it v