Federal Communications Commission

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Releases Final #Solutions2020 Call to Action Plan

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
4

Our office is pleased to release a final version of the #Solutions2020 Call to Action Plan. We believe these recommendations, if acted upon in a timely manner, can deliver robust, affordable, and reliable connectivity within the next four years.

Consumer Alert: 'Can You Hear Me' Scams

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission is alerting consumers to be on the lookout for scam callers seeking to get victims to say the word “yes” during a call and later use a recording of the response to authorize unwanted charges on the victim's utility or credit card account.

FCC Chairman Pai Statement On Charter's Broadband Investment Announcement

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement on the announcement by Charter Communications on broadband investment.

FCC Seeks Comment On The State Of Mobile Wireless Competition

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

This Public Notice solicits input on competition in the mobile wireless industry for the Federal Communications Commission’s Twentieth Annual Report on the State of Competition in Mobile Wireless, including Commercial Mobile Radio Services.

FCC Acts To Confront 'IRS Debt' Scam Robocalls and Malicious Caller-ID Spoofing

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on rules that would codify the “Do-Not-Originate” initiative proposed by the FCC and launched by the industry strike force, allowing the effort to continue to grow and help more consumers.

FCC Acts To Promote Public Safety By Curbing Prison Inmates' Use Of Contraband Wireless Devices

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission adopted rules to simplify the process for Contraband Interdiction Systems (CIS) operators to obtain FCC Authorization to operate, allowing for quicker and easier deployment of these systems in correctional facilities

FCC Acts To Improve Video Relay Service To Help Americans With Hearing And Speech Disabilities

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission approved new rules to improve the quality and efficiency of video relay services. Video relay services (VRS) enable people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech disabled to make calls over broadband through intermediaries using American Sign Language and a videophone. These changes respond to requests from VRS users for improved relay services – and a more robust marketplace of service providers – that are functionally equivalent to those available to hearing individuals.

FCC Enables Investments In And Provisioning Of Mobile Broadband Services In The 800 MHZ Cellular Band

Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission moved to reform certain outdated rules applicable to the 800 MHz Cellular Service band to facilitate the use of Cellular spectrum for mobile broadband services such as long term evolution (LTE), which provides high-speed connectivity to today’s mobile consumers. To accommodate continued skyrocketing demand for mobile broadband, the revisions will allow providers to use Cellular spectrum to provide mobile broadband service to the public more efficiently, reduce barriers to innovation and investment and ease administrative burdens. At the same time, the rules will continue to safeguard public safety operations.

FCC Proposes To Eliminate And Streamline Burdensome International Reporting Requirements

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission took steps to streamline and eliminate certain international reporting requirements. Specifically, the Commission proposes to eliminate the annual Traffic and Revenue Reports, and seeks comment on whether there are ways to further streamline the Circuit Capacity Reports. The Commission believes these reports may no longer be necessary in their current form.

FCC Expands Channel Sharing Opportunities For Broadcasters

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Report and Order that expands broadcast stations’ ability to share a single TV channel so viewers can continue to receive their broadcast programming.

Improved Staff Openness & New Priorities

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

One of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s most welcomed, yet least noted, process reforms has been his unequivocal direction that staff should be completely up front with all Commissioners, not just the Chairman.

FCC Announces Rollout of Version 3.0 of the Network Outage Reporting System

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau announces the rollout of Version 3.0 of the Network Outage Reporting System (NORS). Under Part 4 of the Commission’s rules, certain communications providers (e.g., wireless, wireline, cable, satellite communications and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)) must report significant disruptions or outages to their communications systems.

On the Road in the Industrial Midwest

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Inspired a bit by Kerouac, I hit the road last week. I visited Pittsburgh (PA), Youngstown (OH), Cleveland (OH), and Detroit (MI). Some might not think of these as glamorous travel destinations — but that's precisely why I went.

FCC Proposes Extension of the Freeze of Jurisdictional Separations

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

In this Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Further Notice), we propose a further eighteen month extension of the freeze of jurisdictional separations category relationships and cost allocation factors for rate-of-return incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) while we continue to work with the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations (Joint Board) to overhaul our separations rules.

Hon. Wendy M. Moser of Colorado PUC to Separations Joint Board

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Pursuant to section 410(c) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, the Commission appoints the Honorable Wendy M. Moser, Commissioner, Colorado Public Utilities Commission, to serve on the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations.

FCC Chairman Pai Reiterates Support for the First Amendment

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

I welcome the opportunity to reiterate my strong support for the First Amendment rights of the media and all Americans. A free media is vital to our democracy. That is why during my time at the FCC I have consistently opposed any effort to infringe upon the freedom of the press and have fought to eliminate regulations that impede the gathering and dissemination of news. So long as I am privileged to serve as Chairman, I will continue to respect the First Amendment. As Chairman of the FCC, I take my oath to defend and protect the Constitution seriously. And the preservation of the First Amendment is the foundation of that commitment.

Chairman Pai Statement On Broadband Health And The Connect2Health Task Force

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement on his visit to the Cleveland Clinic and the continued work of the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force.

Statement of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on the Continuation of the Connect2Health Task Force

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Over the past three years, the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force has been on the cutting edge of examining the intersection of broadband, advanced technology and health.

FCC Agenda for Meeting On March 23, 2017

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai "Bringing The Benefits Of The Digital Age To All Americans"

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
5

I’d like to outline some of my guiding principles as Chairman, and then discuss some specific proposals we will pursue.

FCC Announces E-Rate Inflation-Based Cap for Funding Year 2017

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau announced that the E-rate program funding cap for funding year 2017 is $3,990,207,000.

Chairman Pai Announces The Appointment Of A New Tribal Representative To The Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the appointment of one Tribal representative to the FCC's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) to bring the IAC to its full strength of 15 members.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn, 2017 WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband Spring Meeeting

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

I would like to address three broad topics today: our progress towards 5G, continued universal service reform, the media landscape, and close with a look at this new era at the Federal Communications Commission and my role in it.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Announces Investigation Into March 8 911 Outage

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

March 8, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he has launched an investigation into the 911 outage that impacted AT&T wireless subscribers across the United States.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly Before the Satellite Industry Association Annual Dinner

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Let me suggest that the future of your companies is in your hands and in the hands of the brilliant people that work with and for you. The new Commission would like – and expects – the private sector to spend more time bringing products and services to market, serving its customers, and less time sitting on the edge of your seats awaiting word from on high, in this case the Commission.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Announces Staff Appointments

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced two new staff appointments to the Office of the Chairman. Nathan Leamer is now serving as the Chairman’s Policy Advisor, and Carlos Minnix is serving as a Staff Assistant.

FCC Chairman Pai Tells Congress Closing Digital Divide is Top Priority

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai sent letters to 30 senators on February 21, 2017, in response to their February 2, 2017 letter, which urged continued focus on ensuring access to mobile broadband services in rural America and closing the digital divide as a top priority for the FCC.

Taking Stock of FCC Paperwork Burdens

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

There are many types of costs that an agency can put on regulatees, but lacking solid information on most burdens due to the absence of cost-benefit analyses in prior items, I want to at least highlight one category of costs that the agency is required to track: paperwork burdens.

FCC Grants Emergency Waiver to Help Protect Jewish Community Centers

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission issued an emergency temporary waiver to Jewish Community Centers and telecommunications carriers that serve them to allow these entities and law enforcement agencies to access the caller-ID information of threatening and harassing callers.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For March 2017 Open Meeting

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the March Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 23, 2017.