FCC Reminds Small Facilities-Based & Gateway Voice Service Providers of Rapidly Approaching June 30, 2023 STIR/SHAKEN Compliance Deadline
The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) Tuesday issued a Public Notice reminding small facilities-based voice service providers (“VSPs”) and gateway carriers that they must fully implement the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication framework in their Internet Protocol (IP) networks no later than June 30, 2023.
As stated in the Fourth STIR/SHAKEN Report & Order, the FCC set the STIR/SHAKEN compliance deadline for small non-facilities-based VSPs on June 30, 2022. The Commission let stand the June 30, 2023 compliance deadline for small (less than 100,000 subscriber lines) facilities-based VSPs.
As delineated in a previous Client Advisory, gateway providers (U.S.-based intermediate providers that receives a call directly from a foreign provider at their U.S.-based facilities and transmit the calls downstream to other U.S.-based providers) were required to submit robocall mitigation plans by January 11, 2023, and are required to be fully STIR/SHAKEN compliant by June 30, 2023.
It is critical that all VSPs timely comply with the FCC’s robocall mitigation and STIR/SHAKEN requirements. The Commission has issued steep fines and other sanctions on entities that flout the rules. he FCC and various law enforcement entities have made fighting illegal robocalls a high priority.
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Given the complexity and evolving nature of the FCC’s rules, regulations and industry policies & procedures around Robocall Mitigation and Compliance issues (e.g., Stir/Shaken, TRACED Act, FCC Rules & Regulations, US Telecom Industry group, ATIS, NECA, VoIP Numbering Waivers, Know Your Customer and the private sector ecosystem), as well as the increased risk of business disputes, consumer protection enforcement by state attorneys general, and even civil litigation, and anticipating the potential torrent of client questions and concerns, The CommLaw Group formed a “Robocall Mitigation Response Team” to help clients (old and new) tackle their unique responsibilities.
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