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Day: November 15, 2021

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Commissioner Ian Scott addressed the Canadian Telecom Summit today, highlighting key areas that will likely be the CRTC’s focus over the next year and anticipated updates to the telecommunications and broadband industry in Canada. CRTC takes November 30, 2021 STIR/SHAKEN Implementation Deadline for all TSPs Seriously Commissioner Scott confirmed …

CRTC Commissioner Addresses Canadian Telecom Summit: Focus on November 30th STIR/SHAKEN Deadline and Next-Generation 911 Regulations Read More »

On November 5, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the  Biden administration’s $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Infrastructure Bill), which includes $65 billion for broadband access to improve internet services for rural areas, low-income families and tribal communities. Most of the money would be made available through grants to states. The Infrastructure …

Broadband Portion of Infrastructure Bill: A Big Win for Cable & Wireless Industries Read More »

New York’s Governor signed into law two bills on November 8, 2021 that will require telecommunications service providers in the state to increase robocall protections by requiring STIR/SHAKEN implementation and blocking of calls to certain numbers. The first law codifies the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) regulations into state law.  Although it does not expand upon …

New York Turns Up the Heat Against Illegal Robocallers and Carriers of Voice Traffic with Two New Laws Read More »