Category: Blog


FCC Tries to Stop Robocalls Over Non-IP Networks

While they disagree on many issues, the evenly divided FCC agrees on the importance of stopping illegal robocalls. Therefore, it requires voice providers to implement the caller ID authentication technology called STIR/SHAKEN on their Internet Protocol (IP) networks. STIR/SHAKEN combats robocalls by allowing voice carriers to verify that the caller ID information transmitted with a call matches the caller’s number.

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FCC Takes Aim at Scam Text Messaging

On September 27, 2022, the FCC decided to act against scam text messaging. Unwanted texts cause similar problems as unwanted voice calls since they violate consumer privacy and can jump-start consumer fraud and identity theft.

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FCC to Set Rules for Calling Services for Inmates with Disabilities

In May 2021, in a Fifth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Docket 12-375, the FCC sought industry comments on requiring inmate calling services providers to provide access to all eligible relay services for incarcerated people with communication disabilities.

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Federal Trade Commission Targets Customer Data Privacy

Normally we concentrate on the FCC and the actions it takes that affect our industry. Today, however, we turn to the increasingly aggressive Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which is now encroaching on ISPs more each day.

Democrats Introduce New Net Neutrality Bill

We have often pleaded with Congress to once and for all codify net neutrality rules, so we don’t continue to ping-pong between Republican and Democratic presidents. We envisioned that the two parties would compromise, forbidding blocking, throttling and paid prioritization of traffic, but rejecting utility like Title II regulation for ISPs.