The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.
The FCC’s Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau is seeking comment on whether certain docketed Commission proceedings should be terminated as dormant. Link to list The list includes dockets in which no further action is required or contemplated as well as those in which no pleadings or other documents have been filed for several years. To the extent that a particular proceeding includes a petition addressing the merits or other pending pleadings, a party’s failure to file comments in response to this Public Notice will be construed as consent to termination of that proceeding. A party aggrieved by a docket termination may file a petition for reconsideration with CGB or an application for review with the full Commission. Comments will be due 30 days after publication in the Notice in the Federal Register; reply comments will be due 45 days after publication.
The FCC proposed a $493,327 forfeiture against PTT Phone Cards, Inc., for allegedly providing international telecommunications services without FCC authority and disregarding virtually all of its regulatory obligations for over three years. See our blog FCC Seeks 1/2 Million $$ Fine For Massive Telecom Rule Violations for more details.