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FCC Imposes Sweeping New Robocall Mitigation Requirements on ALL Voice Service Providers, Including Those that Were Previously Exempt; Severe Sanctions Will be Levied on Violators; Comments Sought on Additional Rules

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released a draft Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“Order” and “NPRM”) that will impose drastic and stringent new robocall mitigation rules on all voice service providers (“VSPs”) operating

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Canadian Regulator Requires All Carriers to Begin Reporting Network Outages on Interim Basis; Initiates Rulemaking to Consider Permanent Network Outage Reporting Rules

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) initiated a proceeding through the linked Notice of Consultation that will impact all providers of telecommunications (including wireless and VoIP) services in Canada.  The goal of the proceeding is to develop rules to

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Reminder: CPNI Certification due March 1, 2023

The due date for submitting your Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) certification is fast approaching. The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau issued a public notice reminding all telecommunications carriers and Interconnected VoIP Providers to file their annual CPNI certifications by March 1,

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Many Canadian Broadcasters and Telecommunications Service Providers (TSPs) Must Post Their Initial Accessibility Plan by June 1, 2023: Now Is the Time to Start Working on Your

Was your company required to publish its initial accessibility feedback process description (“Feedback Description”) last year and notify the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)? If yes, it must develop and publish its initial accessibility plan by June 1 of

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New Law Significantly Expands the FCC’s Powers Over Inmate Calling Service Providers; Carceral Communications Equipment Manufacturers Are Also Impacted, and Continued Role of State Governments Remains Unclear

On January 5, 2023, President Biden signed into law the Martha Wright-Reed Just and Reasonable Communications Act of 2022 (the “Act”), which gives the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) unprecedentedly broad powers over inmate calling services (“ICS”) providers.

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FCC Seeks Comments on Proposed Expansion of Data Breach Notification Requirements for Telecommunications Carriers, i-VoIP Providers, and TRS Providers

Last Friday, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) or the “Commission”) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking public comments on proposed updates to its data breach notice requirements for telecommunications carriers, interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (i-VoIP) providers, and

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