The FCC held this Open Meeting on the subjects listed below:

  • Direct Access to Numbers for Interconnected VoIP Providers:
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that will facilitate innovative technologies and services by establishing a process to authorize interconnected VoIP providers to obtain telephone numbers directly from the Numbering Administrators, rather than through intermediaries.
  • Lifeline Reform and Modernization:
    In order to comprehensively restructure and modernize the Lifeline program to efficiently and effectively connect low-income Americans to broadband, strengthen program oversight and administration, and take additional measures to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse, the Commission considered a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Order on Reconsideration, Second Report and Order, and Memorandum Opinion and Order.
  • Protecting Consumers Against Unwanted Robocalls:
    The Commission considered a Declaratory Ruling and Order reaffirming the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's protections against unwanted robocalls, encouraging pro-consumer uses of robocall technology, and responding to a number of requests for clarity from businesses and other callers.

Meeting Documents

FCC Modernizes Numbering Rules To Spur Competitive VoIP Options

 

FCC Takes Steps to Modernize and Reform Lifeline for Broadband

 

 

FCC Strengthens Consumer Protections Against Unwanted Calls and Texts

 

 

 

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