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CCPA will Impact your Contact Center

August 3, 2020

Via: Telecom Reseller

Starting in May 2018, companies that stored, processed, distributed, or sold European Union (EU) citizen data were covered by the General Data Protection regulations (GDPR). Those businesses that did not interact with EU citizens were exempt. If you do business domestically, […]


Regulations

FCC asks Congress to fund more broadband for education

June 29, 2020

Via: Fierce Telecom News

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he has asked Congress to increase funding for broadband in support of education, claiming that the agency has seen success with its Covid-19 Telehealth Program and could do the same with a program for remote […]


News, Regulations

FCC Chairman ‘demanding answers’ after T-Mobile US outage

June 16, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

T-Mobile US customers experienced widespread voice and text outages that the carrier said were “resolved,” as of 10:03 p.m. PST yesterday. U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Twitter yesterday wrote, “The T-Mobile network outage is unacceptable. The [FCC] […]


Regulations

Frontier winds its way through state utility approvals as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings

June 11, 2020

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Frontier Communications is working its way through a maze of red tape as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. On Wednesday, the Public Service Commission of South Carolina approved Frontier’s application for the transfer of ownership related to its […]


Regulations

FCC seeks to advance 5G infrastructure, looks at additional mmWave spectrum

June 10, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission a number of actions at its monthly meeting, covering streamlined 5G deployment, rural broadband deployment, advanced broadcasting using the ATSC 3.0 standard and potentially expanded use of spectrum at 70/80/90 GHz. The agency approved of the […]


Regulations

Policy, data and the urban/rural digital divide: A conversation with CCA and Ookla

June 9, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

What’s going on in rural broadband policy? There are a lot of moving pieces right now: the Rural Digital Opportunities Fund and the proposed Rural 5G Fund, for example, which together will account for nearly $30 billion in spending cover […]


Networks & Systems, Regulations

The FCC to vote on the long-awaited 5G Upgrade Order

June 5, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

On June 9, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a long-awaited “5G Upgrade Order” that will clarify siting rules for wireless deployment. After the FCC’s 2014 rules regarding cell tower modifications proved ambiguous and out of date, pressure […]


News, Regulations

US telecom groups ask FCC to consider 5G-friendly rules for 12 GHz spectrum

May 27, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

A group of American tech trade organizations and think tanks is pushing the Federal Communications Commission to open up additional satellite spectrum for 5G use — and it’s not the C Band. In a recent letter to the FCC, the […]


Regulations

FCC’s ‘big news’ around tower co-location provides network predictability, cost savings

May 22, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

While moderating a panel at this year’s Connect(X) virtual conference event, WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein remarked that in a world consumed with 5G, it’s important to remember that towers are just as important to 5G’s future as “anything […]


Regulations

FCC, FTC order call gateway providers to cut off scam robocallers

May 21, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission gave three gateway companies 48 hours to cut off robocalls peddling COVID-19-related scams, or else the FCC will authorize U.S. telecom companies not to accept calls which originate from those gateway providers. […]