April 25, 2024 Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up

Good afternoon from Washington, DC!  Below you will find this week’s Wireless Wrap-Up; your update on the wireless telecommunications regulatory landscape, important wireless decisions, and more!  Here is your wrap-up:

  • APRIL OPEN MEETING
    • This morning, the FCC held its April Open Meeting. The Commission adopted several items, including a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on requiring wireless providers to georoute calls to the 988 lifeline and an item that would reclassify broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service and mobile broadband Internet access service as a commercial mobile service.  For more information and to view a copy of the Agenda, see our post here.
  • MANDATORY DISASTER RESPONSE INITIATIVE
    • On 4/8, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau released a Public Notice reminding facilities based wireless providers that they must comply with the requirements of the Mandatory Disaster Response Initiative (“MDRI”) by May 1, 2024. For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
  • SAFE CONNECTIONS ACT
    • On 4/8, the FCC released a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“FNPRM”) seeking comment on whether to extend the rules implementing the Safe Connections Act to connected car services to further protect domestic violence survivors. For more information and to view a copy of the FNPRM, see our post here.
  • DISASTER INFORMATION REPORTING SYSTEM
    • On 4/11, the FCC published in the Federal Register the Second Report and Order (“Order”) mandating that cable communications, wireline, wireless, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers report their infrastructure status during emergencies and crises in the Disaster Information Reporting System (“DIRS”) when activated and to submit a final report to the Commission within 24 hours of DIRS deactivation. For more information and to view a copy of the Order, see our post here.
  • 2.5 GHZ BAND
    • On 4/4, the Broadband Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau released a Public Notice to provide guidance to 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Priority Window licensees on compliance with the interim performance requirements deadline. For more information and to view a copy of the Public Notice, see our post here.

For more information or assistance on telecommunications matters, please contact us.

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