Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces 911 Reliability Certification System is Now Open, US Court of Appeals Orders FCC to Re-examine 5G Health and Safety Guidelines
FCC Announces 911 Reliability Certification System is Now Open
The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) announced that the Federal Communications Commission’s (Commission’s) 911 Reliability Certification System is now open for filing annual reliability certifications, which are due on October 15, 2021. 1 Covered 911 service providers shall file certifications using the Commission’s online portal at https://apps2.fcc.gov/rcs911/.
The Commission’s rules require covered 911 service providers to take reasonable measures to provide reliable 911 service with respect to: (i) 911 circuit diversity; (ii) central office backup power; and (iii) diverse network monitoring. Covered 911 service providers must certify as to their compliance with each of these three requirements or to their implementation of reasonable alternative measures.
US Court of Appeals Orders FCC to Re-examine 5G Health and Safety Guidelines
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ordered the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide a reasoned explanation for its decision to retain its testing procedures for determining whether cell phones and other portable electronic devices comply with its guidelines; address the impacts of RF radiation on children; address the health implications of long-term exposure to RF radiation; and address the impacts of RF radiation on the environment.
The Regulatory Mix, Inteserra’s blog of telecom related 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 an Inteserra Briefing.
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