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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 14 Dec 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 348 : "text" format

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Activists Protest AT&T's New Plan to Cut Labor Costs Moderator
New York Enacts New Telemarketing LawModerator
[Telecom] FCC action against robocallerHarold Hallikainen
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20191213065244.GA31677@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:52:44 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@telecom-digest.remove-this.org> Subject: Activists Protest AT&T's New Plan to Cut Labor Costs December 12, 2019 Outside the UBS Investor Conference in New York City this week, activists protested vulture hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer's plan to extract profits from AT&T by eliminating jobs and divesting critical assets. AT&T has already agreed to some of Singer's proposals, including announcing a plan to buy back $30 billion of its own stock over the next three years. https://cwa-union.org/news/activists-protest-atts-new-plan-cut-labor-costs -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20191214004113.GA2678@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2019 00:41:13 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom.csail.mit.edu> Subject: New York Enacts New Telemarketing Law By David O. Klein This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill enacting the Nuisance Call Act, a telemarketing law aimed at curbing the receipt of unwanted commercial telephone calls by New York residents. The law is intended to build upon the State's Do-Not-Call Law, which went into effect in 2001. The new telemarketing law contains two important provisions for our readership. The first such provision requires live telemarketers to inform call recipients that they may request to be placed on the telemarketer's entity-specific do-not-call list. .... http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?article_id=873000&email_access=on -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <6eb3248bc988ad3e8ce403d5d2bded9b.squirrel@mai.hallikainen.org> Date: 13 Dec 2019 10:59:52 -0800 From: Harold Hallikainen <harold@mai.hallikainen.org> Subject: [Telecom] FCC action against robocaller https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-1250A1.pdf is a citation for violation of [the] TCPA. https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-19-135A1.pdf is a Notice of Apparent Liability for $9,997,750 for spoofing the number of a competitor in robocalls. Apparently there are online robocall platforms where you can set up calling campaigns. It SEEMS that these platforms should do a couple things to help with compliance: 1. Check the numbers against the FTC Do Not Call list (recognizing that robocalls are allowed to people on the Do Not Call list if it's an emergency or there is an established business relationship). 2. Call the number provided for caller ID for approval of the use of that number. This could be an automated process. When someone provides the number through the web platform, call that number with a recorded voice saying "This number has been provided for a robocall campaign caller ID. If you authorize the use of this number for caller ID for this campaign, press 1." or something like that. This would avoid the targeting of a competitor [as alleged] here. Harold -- FCC Rules Updated Daily at http://www.hallikainen.com Not sent from an iPhone. ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 14 Dec 2019
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