Telecommunication

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

Modern Regulations for 21st Century Communications Networks

In 1996, Congress required incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) to unbundle and resell portions of their networks to upstart companies at discounted and government-set rates.

FCC Gets Set to Adopt Legacy USF Phase-Out Plan for CAF II Auction Areas

The Federal Communications Commission will vote in Feb on proposed procedures for phasing out traditional Universal Service Fund (USF) support for areas served by price cap carriers in which the carrier did not accept funding through the Connect A

Death by a Thousand Cuts—the Lifeline Edition

The Federal Communications Commission, under Chairman Ajit Pai, recently limited the number of providers that can offer Lifeline service in tribal areas (though that decision was

Pai FCC Loses in Court -- Judges Overturn Gutting of Tribal Lifeline Program

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit overturned the Federal Communications Commission's attempt to take broadband subsidies away from tribal residents.

Telephone lifeline from jail costly for family members

Phone calls are sometimes the only comfort for families who live far from the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center, run by the Hampden County Sheriff's Department, where prisoners are held both before trial and while serving

FCC Reschedules February 2019 Open Meeting and Announces Tentative Agenda

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the February Open Commission Meeting has been rescheduled and will take place on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Chairman Pai also announced the items below are tentatively on the age

Justice Department charges Huawei with fraud, ratcheting up US-China tensions

The Justice Department announced criminal charges against Huawei, the world’s largest communications equipment manufacturer, and one of its top executives — a move likely to intensify trade tensions between the US and China.

The Huawei crackdown could be a disaster for small carriers

The Trump administration has banned contractors from using Huawei tech, and major carriers do not use Huawei equipment that could compromise that contract work. But the same isn’t true for smaller companies without those contracts.

Public Knowledge Demands FTC, FCC Get Off Privacy Sidelines and Enforce Existing Law

Jan 15, reports surfaced that Voipo, a California voice-over-internet-protocol (VOIP) provider, exposed millions of consumer call logs and text messages stored on an “improperly secured” ElasticSearch database for several months before security re

Minnesota Commerce Department files complaint over Frontier Communications service

The Minnesota Department of Commerce filed an investigative report on Frontier Communications with the Minnesota Public Utilities Committee.