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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 »

On February 15, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Report and Order and Declaratory Ruling (Order) intended to promote broadband competition and benefit people living and working in apartments, condos, office buildings, and other multiple tenant environment (MTE) buildings. Specifically, the Order: Adopts new rules prohibiting providers from entering into certain revenue-sharing agreements …

Incremental Action Foreshadows Greater Future Broadband Competition Scrutiny in Multiple Tenant Environments Read More »

On Thursday, February 17, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) that detailed the proposed penalty assigned to IK Communications, a New Jersey-based prepaid calling card provider, for failure to file annual Telecommunications Reporting Worksheets (Worksheets) with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to support the FCC’s …

FCC Slams IK Communications with a $100,000 Fine for Failure to Respond to LOI and Failure to File 499-A Forms Over 6 Years Read More »

In its continuing efforts to combat unlawful robocalls and malicious caller ID spoofing, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) is sending out a flurry of cease-and-desist letters to entities that are transmitting illegal robocalls, and is working with State Attorneys General to “build robocalling partnerships” to enhance enforcement efforts. Robocall Suspects are Being Investigated and Threatened …

FCC Steps Up Enforcement of Illegal Robocalls: Demands Carriers Immediate Cease Transmissions and Collaborates with State AGs to Broaden Dragnet Read More »