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911 RELIABILITY CERTIFICATIONS DUE OCTOBER 17, 2022

Covered 911 Service Providers must file the 911 Reliability Certification with the FCC by October 17, 2022 via the FCC’s online system at: https://apps2.fcc.gov/rcs911/. The 911 Reliability Certification System is now open for the annual filing. Failure to submit the required certification, or failure to submit the certification timely, may subject the provider to an […]

Fabric Bulk Challenge Process Underway Next Version of Fabric to Be Used for Next BDC Submission

Broadband service providers and other interested entities are now able to begin submitting challenges to the FCC’s current version of the Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric (“Fabric”). Challenges may be submitted electronically and will be determined on a rolling basis, with no end date. At some point prior to December 31, 2022, the FCC will create […]

FCC Announces Start of Fabric Bulk Challenge Process Start Date for Challenge Process: September 12, 2022 FCC Webinar on Challenge Process: September 7, 2022, 2 pm EDT

On September 12, 2022, service providers, governments, and other entities can begin filing bulk challenges to data in the Broadband Serviceable Location (“BSL”) Fabric, which serves as the foundation for the Broadband Data Collection (“BDC”) fixed availability maps. These challenges will help refine the next version of the Fabric, which is expected to be released […]

FCC Announces MTE Compliance Dates for Contracts, Marketing Materials

In February 2022, the Federal Communications Commission released the 2022 Multiple Tenant Environments (MTE) Order (“MTE Order”), which adopted rules prohibiting service providers from entering into or enforcing exclusive and graduated revenue sharing agreements with MTE owners, as well rules requiring providers to disclose the existence of exclusive marketing arrangements in MTE’s. The FCC’s Wireline […]

REMINDER: Broadband Data Collection Reporting Due September 1, 2022 Form 477 Data Also Due September 1, 2022

Please be reminded that all facilities-based providers of fixed and mobile broadband Internet service are required to submit the initial, bi-annual Broadband Data Collection (“BDC”) filing no later than Thursday, September 1, 2022. Failure to timely file broadband data in the BDC system, or willful and knowing, or reckless submission of broadband information that is […]

REMINDER: June 30, 2022 STIR/SHAKEN Implementation Deadline for Non-Facilities-Based Small Providers Approaching

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has issued a Public Notice reminding non-facilities-based small voice service providers that they must implement the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication framework in their Internet Protocol (“IP”) networks no later than June 30, 2022, and that they must update their certifications and associated filings in the Robocall Mitigation Database within 10 […]

FCC Grants Limited Waiver of PE Requirements Through June 30, 2023 Filing for Broadband Data Collection Mapping

The FCC has issued a Declaratory Ruling and Limited Waiver responding to a CCA Petition for Declaratory Ruling or Limited Waiver regarding the requirement for certified professional engineers1 to certify Broadband Data Collection (“BDC”) maps. The following is a summary of the FCC’s clarification of the requirements for a corporate engineering officer and the limited […]

FCC Seeks to Refresh Record on Location-Based Routing for Wireless 911 Calls Comments due July 11, 2022 Reply Comments due July 25, 2022

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) has issued a Public Notice seeking to refresh the record on location-based routing for wireless 911 calls in light of technological improvements and industry implementation of location routing technologies since the 2018 Notice of Inquiry on Location-Based Routing for Wireless 911 Calls. The FCC seeks comment on a […]

REMINDER: June 30, 2022 STIR/SHAKEN Implementation Deadline for Non-Facilities-Based Small Providers Approaching

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has issued a Public Notice reminding non-facilities-based small voice service providers that they must implement the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication framework in their Internet Protocol (“IP”) networks no later than June 30, 2022, and that they must update their certifications and associated filings in the Robocall Mitigation Database within 10 […]

Comment Deadlines Set Regarding Enhanced ACAM Support Proposal Comments due July 18, 2022 Reply Comments due August 1, 2022

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on a proposal submitted by the ACAM Broadband Coalition to create an Enhanced Alternative Connect America Model (“A-CAM”) program. The proposal would require recipients of the Enhanced A-CAM support to deploy at least 100/20 Mbps service to 90% of locations as determined by the broadband mapping Fabric in […]