Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Enforcement Bureau Reminds EAS Participants of Compliance Obligations, FCC Releases Caller ID Authentication Best Practices


2020 FCC SealFCC Enforcement Bureau Reminds EAS Participants of Compliance Obligations 

The Enforcement Bureau of the FCC has released an Advisory reminding Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants of compliance obligations. 

The advisory is intended to remind broadcasters, cable television operators, wireless cable operators, wireline video service providers, satellite digital audio radio service providers, and direct broadcast satellite providers (EAS Participants) of their obligation to comply with the EAS rules, including ensuring that EAS alerts are accessible to persons with disabilities.  In reporting on the most recent national level test of the EAS, the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau noted improvements in key areas but identified several issues that impair dissemination of EAS messages.  The 2019 Nationwide EAS Test Report noted, for instance, that EAS participants must ensure that messages comply with the FCC’s requirements designed to make the message accessible to individuals with hearing and vision disabilities.  In the advisory the FCC highlighted EAS Participants’ obligations and identify measures to improve the dissemination and accessibility of EAS alerts. 

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FCC Entrance Feb 2020 ShutterstockFCC Releases Caller ID Authentication Best Practices

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) has issued best practices for caller ID authentication. Providers of voice service may adopt the best practices as part of their implementation of effective call authentication frameworks to ensure that the calling party on a voice call is accurately identified, as directed by the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (TRACED Act).

Inteserra Briefing Service subscribers see this special Briefing Report dated 1/8/21.

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