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In its latest disability access enforcement action, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) granted a consumer complaint (the “Complaint”) alleging that Verizon’s Premium Visual Voicemail service is inaccessible to persons with disabilities, in violation of Commission rules implementing Section 255 of the Communications Act. The FCC determined that Verizon failed to show that …

FCC Rules Voicemail Must be Accessible to Persons with Disabilities and Continues Cracking Down on Violators of Accessibility Laws  Read More »

On June 6, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) issued a News Release, announcing that the FCC had signed Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”). to combat illegal robocalls. Referring to robocall scams as “an international problem,” FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel pledged to “work closely with partners …

FCC & Canadian Counterpart Sign MOU to Combat Illegal Robocalls Read More »

On May 20, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released a Sixth Report & Order and Seventh Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“R&O” and “FNPRM”), imposing additional regulatory requirements on the gateway providers that are the point of entry for foreign-originated illegal robocalls into the United States, and soliciting comments on, among other …

FCC Imposes New Regulations on Gateway Providers Read More »

Everybody hates robocalls, but no entity despises them more than the Federal Communications Commission. During the past two years the FCC has made robocall mitigation Priority One, and voice carriers of all shapes and sizes have been subject to more and more stringent compliance obligations, with strict penalties for carriers that violate the rules. CCA …

Robocall Mitigation Webinar: How Voice Carriers Can Survive Imminent Regulatory Challenges, Law Enforcement Risks, and Killer Fines Read More »

All Telecommunications Service Providers (TSPs) in Canada must fully implement STIR/SHAKEN as a condition of providing or offering service. On May 31, 2022, impacted TSPs must submit their first post-implementation STIR/SHAKEN status report. CRTC STIR/SHAKEN Requirements Cover All TSPs CRTC Decision 2021-123, which requires Canadian TSPs to implement STIR/SHAKEN to authenticate and verify caller ID …

First CRTC STIR/SHAKEN Status Reports Due May 31, 2022, from All Canadian TSPs Read More »

We at Marashlian & Donahue are pleased to announce that Associate Attorney Michal Nowicki will be speaking at ACCESS, a virtual conference from 3Play Media that focuses on inclusivity and accessibility in media. Specifically, Mr. Nowicki will host a panel alongside Tom Wlodkowski, Vice President, Accessibility and Multicultural Technology and Product at Comcast, titled “Understanding the CVAA and …

Free Virtual Event 3/29: CVAA Accessibility Compliance in Entertainment featuring Comcast, 3Play Media, and The CommLaw Group Read More »

The FCC’s Fourth STIR/SHAKEN Report and Order (“R&O”) went into effect on February 24, 2022. As explained in an earlier Advisory the R&O shortens the current two-year extension for some categories of small voice service providers (“SVSPs,” those with 100,000 or fewer voice service subscriber lines) to fully implement the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication standards. …

New STIR/SHAKEN Deadline for “Non-Facilities-Based” Voice Service Resellers is Rapidly Approaching: Compliance Action Required Read More »

We at Marashlian & Donahue are pleased to announce that Associate Attorney Michal Nowicki will be speaking at ACCESS, a virtual conference from 3Play Media that focuses on inclusivity and accessibility in media. Specifically, Mr. Nowicki will host a panel alongside Tom Wlodkowski, Vice President, Accessibility and Multicultural Technology and Product at Comcast, titled “Understanding …

M&D Associate Attorney Michal Nowicki to Speak About CVAA Compliance in Entertainment at ACCESS, a Virtual Conference on Media Accessibility Read More »