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FCC Affirms Robocall Blocking By Default to Protect Consumers

Press Release  |  Federal Communications Commission The Federal Communications Commission voted to make clear that voice service providers may aggressively block unwanted robocalls before they reach consumers. The FCC approved a Declaratory Ruling to affirm that voice service providers may, as the default, block unwanted calls based on reasonable call analytics, as long as their customers are informed […]

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What Does the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Report Tell Us About the Digital Divide?

In 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its eighth Broadband Deployment Report, its annual account of the state of broadband deployment that Section 706 of the Telecommunication Act requires. The so-called 706 report found that approximately 19 million Americans at the end of 2011 lacked access to high-speed internet access. This figure, the FCC concluded, […]