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The Telecom Digest for Thu, 25 Nov 2021
Volume 40 : Issue 304 : "text" format

table of contents
Monthly TCPA Digest
TCPA Update: FCC Announces The Launch Of Reassigned Number Database (and Accompanying Safe Harbor)
Early December Deadline For Comments On FCC's Resilient Networks NPRM

Message-ID: <650a6f0b-95f3-2564-a935-690b5f925d7e@billhorne.com> Date: 23 Nov 2021 23:28:32 -0500 From: Bill Horne <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Monthly TCPA Digest We are pleased to present our latest Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In the past month, the FCC has continued to signal its intention to aggressively pursue illegal robocalling, Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel circulated proposed rules that would require mobile wireless providers to block illegal text messages, and on October 21, the FCC's Enforcement Bureau issued letters to three additional network providers demanding they "immediately cease originating illegal robocall campaigns on their networks." We also report on the debut of the FCC's Reassigned Numbers Database (RND), which went live on November 1. To help protect themselves from TCPA liability, callers should establish protocols for checking their information against the database. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/telecoms-mobile-cable-communications/1132670/monthly-tcpa-digest-november-2021?email_access=on -- Bill Horne
Message-ID: <fc89f869-873b-0719-f945-65c9894df97c@billhorne.com> Date: 23 Nov 2021 23:32:34 -0500 From: Bill Horne <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: TCPA Update: FCC Announces The Launch Of Reassigned Number Database (and Accompanying Safe Harbor) byMichael W. McTigue Jr.<https://www.mondaq.com/Home/Redirect/2461684?mode=author&article_id=1129992>andMeredith C. Slawe <https://www.mondaq.com/Home/Redirect/2461686?mode=author&article_id=1129992> On November 1, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the launch of the Reassigned Numbers Database (RND). This centralized database is an important development for businesses across industries that are engaged in calling and/or text messaging activities directly or through third-party vendors. It should help companies ensure they are reaching the intended recipients of their communications. In addition, calls and text messages to reassigned telephone numbers have given rise to significant TCPA litigation, aggregate damages exposure, and settlements. There is now an authoritative method by which businesses can mitigate that risk and avail themselves of a liability safe harbor. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/telecoms-mobile-cable-communications/1129992/tcpa-update-fcc-announces-the-launch-of-reassigned-number-database-and-accompanying-safe-harbor-?email_access=on -- Bill Horne
Message-ID: <090135a4-9356-dc41-10b2-a77108b9cedd@billhorne.com> Date: 23 Nov 2021 23:25:15 -0500 From: Bill Horne <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Early December Deadline For Comments On FCC's Resilient Networks NPRM byBelen Crisp<https://www.mondaq.com/Home/Redirect/2348312?mode=author&article_id=1133954>andJoshua Guyan <https://www.mondaq.com/Home/Redirect/1196016?mode=author&article_id=1133954> Recent natural disasters like Hurricane Ida have highlighted the importance to the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC" or "Commission") of stable communications networks. Such disasters can cause disruptions and delays to the transmission of 911 calls, first responder communications, Emergency Alert Systems ("EAS"), and other important communications during emergencies. The FCC adopted aNotice of Proposed Rulemaking <https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-acts-improve-communications-reliability-during-disasters-0>("NPRM") seeking comment on proposed rules to improve the resilience and reliability of communications networks during emergencies at its SeptemberOpen Meeting <https://www.mondaq.com/redirection.asp?article_id=1133954&company_id=151&redirectaddress=https://www.commlawmonitor.com/2021/09/articles/federal-state-regulatory/the-fccs-packed-september-meeting-agenda-includes-focus-on-iot-spectrum-and-robocall-prevention/ >. The NPRM waspublished <https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/11/05/2021-23811/resilient-networks-disruptions-to-communications-disruptions-to-communications>in the Federal Register on November 4, 2021 and therefore comments are due on December 6, 2021, and reply comments are due on January 4, 2022. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/telecoms-mobile-cable-communications/1133954/early-december-deadline-for-comments-on-fcc39s-resilient-networks-nprm?email_access=on -- Bill Horne

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