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FCC Establishes Rules for $7B Emergency Connectivity Fund to Help Bridge the Homework Gap

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has adopted a Report and Order (Order)1 implementing rules for the $7 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Program. The ECF provides funding for schools and libraries to purchase connected devices and broadband connections for off-campus use by students, school staff and, library patrons who lacked access to adequate […]

Common Carrier Annual Employment Report FCC Form 395 Due May 31, 2021

Common carrier licensees or permittees with sixteen (16) or more full-time employees must file an annual employment report (FCC Form 395, April 2021 Version) with the Federal Communications Commission by May 31st, 2021.[1] If the filing concerns a licensee that had fewer than sixteen (16) full-time employees during the selected payroll period, no Form 395 […]

Robocall Mitigation Program Implementation and Certifications Due June 30, 2021 Certain Other Illegal Robocall Prevention Requirements Effective May 6, 2021

The Wireline Competition Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has opened the Robocall Mitigation Database (Database) and established June 30, 2021 as the deadline for voice service providers to submit required certifications and related information in the Database.[1] In addition, the FCC has imposed other affirmative robocall mitigation obligations on all voice service providers […]