Regulatory Guidance

TeleCommunications are subscription-based regulatory alerts, FCC reports, and webcasts from the Communications & Media Practice at Moss Adams LLP. These updates and analysis focus on issues and developments that have the potential to significantly impact small and midsize telecommunications carriers.

With experienced professionals throughout the country, including in Washington DC, who monitor and work directly with government agencies and industry associations, Telecommunications offers the most up-to-date data on these key topics:

  • FCC orders
  • FCC reporting requirements
  • Public notices
  • Notices of proposed rulemaking
  • New and revised Rural Utility Service (RUS) rules
  • Court decisions
  • Legislative developments

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FCC Corrects A-CAM II Offers for 37 Companies; Election Deadline Extended to July 17th  | Moss Adams Alert –June 5, 2019

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau released a Public Notice announcing that they identified errors in the offers of Alternative Connect America Cost Model II (A-CAM II) support made on May 2nd for a number of legacy rate-of-return carriers.  Consequently, the Bureau is now issuing corrected offers for 37 companies.  The companies receiving corrected offers are identified in the Appendix of the Public Notice.  Subscribe for more information >

FCC Delays Broadband Performance Testing Until First Quarter 2020 | FCC Report – June 2019

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has released a Public Notice announcing a delay in the requirement to begin testing broadband speed and latency until the first quarter of 2020. Under the Performance Measures Order released in July 2018, carriers subject to broadband performance testing requirements were to begin testing in the third and fourth quarters of 2019 and had to report the results by July 1, 2020.  Subscribe for more information >

FCC Clarifies that Voice Providers Can Block Unwanted Robocalls by Default | FCC Report – June 2019

On June 6th, the FCC adopted a Declaratory Ruling and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) that is the latest step in the Commission’s efforts to combat unwanted and illegal robocalls. 

In the Declaratory Ruling, the FCC clarifies that voice providers may, as the default, block unwanted calls based on reasonable call analytics, as long as their customers are informed and have the opportunity to opt out of the call blocking.  By clarifying that voice providers can provide call blocking by default, it will allow them to protect more customers from unwanted robocalls and make it more cost-effective to implement call blocking programs.  Subscribe for more information >

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