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The Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 Becomes Law

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has signed the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (“the Act”), which allocates $65 billion to broadband infrastructure programs.  These programs will be primarily administered by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), the Rural Utilities Service (“RUS”), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”). Specifically, the Act appropriates $14.2 billion […]

FCC Issues One-Year Waiver for Certain Lifeline Requirements

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has issued a one-year waiver of the December 1, 2021 scheduled elimination of Lifeline support for voice-only service, until December 1, 2022.  In addition, the FCC has paused the scheduled increase in mobile broadband data capacity from 4.5 GB per month to 18 GB per month, until December 1, 2022.  The additional […]

Reassigned Numbers Database Now Live for Queries

As of November 1, 2021, registered users may query the Reassigned Numbers Database (RND) to determine whether a telephone number has been permanently disconnected or reassigned before attempting to call that number.  To access and query the RND, it is necessary to register as a Caller or Caller Agent, as well as select a Query Tier […]