FCC Seeks Comment On Petition For Declaratory Ruling or Rulemaking on Unwanted Texts

The Federal Communications Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau seeks comment on a petition for declaratory ruling or, alternatively, rulemaking filed by Paul Armbruster. Specifically, Armbruster seeks a ruling “confirming that a

Mobile Data Use Nearly Doubles, CTIA Annual Survey Shows

Americans used 82% more mobile data in 2018 than in 2017, as results of annual survey showed an increase in wireless across nearly every metric, reflecting unprecedented consumer demand. Key findings:

FCC Seeks to Combat Illegal Spoofed Texts & International Calls

The Federal Communications Commission proposed rules banning illegal spoofed text messages and international calls. The proposed rules would enable the agency to address consumer concerns about unwanted text messages and scam calls from overseas.

Public Knowledge Petitions FCC to Reconsider Allowing Carriers to Restrict Text Messaging

Public Knowledge, joined by the Benton Foundation and 14 consumer, rural, and public interest groups, filed a Petition for Reconsideration opposing the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Declaratory Ruling classifying text messaging as a T

Verizon blames school text provider in dispute over “spam” fee

After being criticized for charging a new fee that could kill a free texting service for teachers and students, Verizon is trying to deflect blame.

Verizon charges new “spam” fee for texts sent from teachers to students

A free texting service used by teachers, students, and parents may stop working on the Verizon Wireless network because of a dispute over texting fees that Verizon demanded from the company that operates the service.

Text, Californians, text: State commission won't pursue tax on text messaging

California's Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced it would no longer be pursuing a measure that would've added a surcharge to phone bills for text messaging. "On Dec.

FCC Acts on Spam Robotext Messages

The Federal Communications Commission issued a ruling rejecting requests to make it harder for text messaging providers to protect consumers from spam and scam robotexts.

California considers text messaging tax to fund cell service for low-income residents

California state regulators have been ginning up a scheme to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor.

Verizon urges FCC to include RCS in declaratory ruling for SMS, MMS

While wireless operators generally and wholeheartedly support the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to classify SMS and MMS texting services as “information services” rather than “telecommunications services” or “commercial mobile servi