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FCC Reforms Process for Coordinating with Executive Branch to Review Transactions and License Applications Involving Foreign Ownership

USA - October 5 2020 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted rules to reform its process for referring applications that involve foreign ownership to the…

Debra McGuire Mercer.

FCC Adopts Safe Harbors to Encourage Phone Companies to Block Illegal Robocallers

USA - July 20 2020 On July 16, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules to further strengthen protections against illegal and unwanted robocalls…

Debra McGuire Mercer.

FCC Subjects Robocallers and Caller Identification Fraudsters to Increased Penalties and Broader Enforcement

USA - May 6 2020 On May 1, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules to strengthen protections against robocalls and the manipulation of caller…

Debra McGuire Mercer.

FCC Orders Chinese Government-Controlled Telecommunications Entities to Explain Why Authorizations to Provide Service Should Not Be Revoked

USA - April 29 2020 On April 24, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued Orders to Show Cause (Show Cause Orders) against four companies that provide…

Debra McGuire Mercer, Kara M. Bombach.

Executive Order Establishes Committee to Assist FCC in Review of Foreign Participation in the Telecommunications Industry

USA - April 9 2020 On April 4, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order establishing the Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United…

Debra McGuire Mercer.