Telecommunication

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

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.

FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, June 7, 2018: 

FCC Welcomes Successful Transition to New Number Porting Administrator

The Federal Communications Commission announced the successful completion of the transition to the new Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA), Telcordia Technologies, doing business as iconectiv.

FCC Confirms Plan to Further Downgrade Rural America and Widen Digital Divide

Upgrading to next-generation services, like high-speed broadband, is important and essential to closing the digital divide.

Chairman Pai's Response to Members of Congress Regarding Broadband Deployment

On May 9, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai responded to various Members of Congress about the FCC's efforts to accelerate wireline broadband deployment to all Americans, particularly about the transformation of communication net

Chairman Pai's Response to Sen McCaskill Regarding CAF II Auction

On Dec 12, 2017, Sen Claire McCaskill (D-MO) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission to urge the FCC to ensure that the Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II Auction has sufficient safeguards to ensure a fair auction and prevent waste

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for June 2018 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 7, 2018: