Telecommunication

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

FCC Seeks Comment on Moving Toward Nationwide Number Portability

The Federal Communications Commission is looking to expand the consumer and economic benefits provided by consumers being able to take their phone number to any carrier.

FCC Improves Phone Accessibility for People with Hearing Loss

The Federal Communications Commission approved updates to various Commission rules for hearing aid compatibility and volume control on wireline and wireless telephones.

FCC Streamlines Part 43 International Reporting Requirements

The Federal Communications Commission eliminated the requirement that US providers of international telecommunications services file annual Traffic and Revenue Reports.

Jails pocket up to 60 percent of what inmates pay for phone calls

There's widespread agreement that prisoners in the US pay far too much for phone calls, but several of the Federal Communications Commission's attempts to cap those prices have been blocked in court.

You can't wish away hard truths. One is we must fix Lifeline phone plan abuse.

[Commentary] No matter how valuable the Lifeline program is in theory, it’s wasting millions of taxpayer dollars.

FCC Shouldn’t Give Up on Reforming Inmate Phone Services

[Commentary] There is one aspect of criminal justice reform that the current administration has tragically ignored: the broken market for inmate calling services.

Sens Thune, Moran want answers on robocall scam that received largest-ever fine

Two senators are pushing a robocaller to explain how he ran his operation, which was subject to the largest-ever fine handed down by the Federal Communications Commission on the matter.

In Puerto Rico, No Power Means No Telecommunications

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is still mostly an island deleted from the present and pushed back a century or so—with little clean water, little electric power, and almost no telecommunications.

Public Knowledge Files Amicus Brief to Overturn and Remand FCC’s Business Data Services Order

Public Knowledge, Consumer Federation of America, and New Networks Institute filed an amicus brief in the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit requesting the Court to overturn and remand the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Business D

Firsthand Lessons from First Responders

September 2017 will long be remembered for devastating storms. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria each caused billions of dollars in damage, claimed the lives of many Americans, and disrupted millions more.