Vol. 16, No. 41
November 9, 2020
TNS to Host Nov. 17 Webinar on Compliance with the TRACED Act
The FCC has issued several orders and rules this year on strengthening enforcement against illegal robocallers and the STIR/SHAKEN call authentication framework.

Moderated by INCOMPAS Attorney and Policy Advisor Chris Shipley, this webinar will feature Steve Augustino, partner at Kelley Drye & Warren, and Lavinia Kennedy, director of Robocall Detection & Authentication Services at Transaction Network Services.

During this free webinar on Tuesday, November 17 at Noon ET, speakers will discuss:
  • Timelines for complying with the TRACED Act
  • What mobile carriers need to do to comply with the TRACED Act
  • What mobile carriers can do to protect their subscribers
  • How to comply with mandates for call authentication
  • How to implement a robocall mitigation program compliant with the FCC orders
  • What’s next at the FCC
Connected Care Pilot Program Application Window Now Open
The FCC Wireline Competition Bureau announced that the Connected Care pilot program application filing window is now open and will close on December 7, 2020. The bureau also provided additional guidance concerning the application submission process for the program, prerequisites for the submission of an application, and services eligible for support under the program requirements.

The program will make available up to $100 million over a three-year period for selected pilot projects for qualifying purchases necessary to provide connected care services.
Senators Urge Utilities to Suspend Shutoffs Throughout Pandemic
Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), et al. sent letters to the nation’s largest utility companies, including Duke Energy, Southern Company, Comcast, AT&T and Verizon, urging them to suspend all utility shutoffs for the duration of the pandemic. They said because of the economic devastation from the pandemic, millions of Americans are at risk for having their electricity, water and broadband services terminated.
Senate Commerce Committee to Hold FCC Nomination Hearing for Nathan Simington on November 10
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, will convene a nominations hearing at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, which will include the nomination of Nathan Simington to replace FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly.