Response Deadlines Set for USTelecom Recon Petition
USTelecom – The Broadband Association (UST) recently sought reconsideration of aspects of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Fourth Report and Order in the agency’s call blocking proceeding (https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-187A1.pdf).
The UST Petition For Reconsideration and Request For Clarification (Petition) asked the FCC to “reconsider the Fourth Report and Order’s notification requirement to afford the industry flexibility to meet the calling community’s interest in notification. In addition, the Commission should confirm that the notification and blocked call list requirements are only required for analytics-based blocking, whether opt-in or opt-out, and not for contexts in which there would not be any reasonable expectation for them. Finally, the Commission should confirm that originating voice service providers have the flexibility to work with their enterprise customers to determine the best means and approaches for notifying those customers if their calls are blocked” (USTelecom – Notification PFR-Request for Clarification 050621 – FINAL.pdf).
On May 11, 2021, the agency issued a Public Notice inviting responses to the Petition
The Public Notice appeared in the Federal Register on May 20, 2021 (86 Federal Register 25354). The response dates are June 4 for oppositions and June 14 for replies to any oppositions.