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The CommLaw Group believes that an “informed” client is the very best client. Knowledge is power – the power to predict regulatory trends, to anticipate risks, and to use your knowledge to make adjustments that will help keep your company out of harm’s way. And when our Firm has important or exciting news to announce about developments at our organization, including awards, achievements, hirings and various presentations & webinars, we will share information through News announcements.

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IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING STATE USF FEES: Oklahoma and Missouri Recently Announced Changes Impacting State-Level USF Contribution Obligations of Communications Service Providers

The Public Utility Division of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission recently announced sweeping changes to the Oklahoma universal service fund (“OUSF”) that will immediately impact all communications service providers doing business in the state. At the same time, the Missouri USF

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CANADA STIR/SHAKEN UPDATE: SPC Token Access Policy Approved | Access to Currently Ineligible Service Providers Now Available | Application Process Expected Soon

Telecommunications Service Providers (TSPs) registered with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to provide voice services but currently ineligible (because they lack access to Canadian Numbering Administrator resources) to obtain Service Provider Code (SPC) Tokens received more good news

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FCC Gets Serious about CVAA & Disabilities Access Rules Enforcement; Over the Internet Video Streaming Company Agrees to Pay $3.5 Million Fine for Failure to Provide Closed Captioning

On September 29, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission” announced that Pluto Inc. (“Pluto”) and its parent company, ViacomCBS Inc. (“ViacomCBS”), entered into a Consent Decree with the FCC, settling the Enforcement Bureau’s investigation of allegations that Pluto

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Call Blocking Officially Began on September 28th – FCC Wireline Competition Bureau Reminds Carriers to Block Calls for VSPs Without a Robocall Mitigation Plan Filed in the FCC Robocall Mitigation Database

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) required voice service providers (VSPs) to implement STIR/SHAKEN by June 30, 2021 on internet protocol (IP) portions of their network and file certifications on implementation status with the FCC via the Robocall Mitigation Database (RMD)

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Following the Passage of its Initial Assessment Reports Deadline, the CRTC (Canadian Regulator) Focuses on Full STIR/SHAKEN Implementation by November 30, 2021

A Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) decision requires all Telecommunications Service Providers (TSPs) offering and providing telecommunications services in Canada must implement STIR/SHAKEN to authenticate and verify caller identification information for Internet Protocol (IP)-based voice calls by November 30,

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