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For Telecom, Slamming and Cramming Issues Persist

Posted by Karen Ritter

In 1999, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules to deter slamming and cramming by carriers and to help consumers gain a better understanding of their telecommunications bills. In 2012, to address a surge in cramming, the FCC required that landline carriers offer their customers the option to block third-party charges by making it clearly known on their website, on each bill, and at the point of sale.

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Topics: cramming, slamming, Home Page, slamming and cramming, TPV, “Double-Check” by Executing Carrier, Sales Call Misrepresentations, FCC's truth-in-billing rules, third party billing, Preferred Carrier - PIC - Freezes

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, June 26, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FCC Proposes Fine for Caller ID Spoofing, FCC Proposes New E-Rate Eligible Service List, FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for July Open Meeting

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Topics: cramming, slamming, video description, Truth in Caller ID Act, FCC E-Rate, E-Rate Elibigle Service List, ESL, Rural Call Completion Requirements, Methods to Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls, Fine for Caller ID Spoofing

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, September 19, 2016

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily 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.

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Topics: cramming, slamming, Connecticut Small Cell Facilities, US House Hearing on Consumer Protection Act, District of Columbia Universal Service Program, deceptive marketing

FCC Proposes HUGE Fine For Slamming, Cramming, and More!

Posted by Amy Gross

The Federal Communications Commission announced a $29,600,000 proposed fine against four related IXCs that the FCC says apparently perpetrated “an array of fraudulent, deceptive and manipulative practices that targeted consumers with Hispanic surnames.” The FCC is accusing the companies of violating multiple statutory provisions and FCC rules involving slamming, cramming, misrepresentation, and deceptive marketing.

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Topics: FCC, cramming, slamming, spoofing, Forfeiture Order, OneLink

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of 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 a TMI Briefing.

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Topics: FCC, cramming, slamming, Commissioner O'Reilly

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, November 20, 2015

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of 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 a TMI Briefing.

TELECOM

FCC

The FCC issued a $1,440,000 forfeiture against Preferred Long Distance, Inc. (Preferred) for changing the long distance telephone carriers of 14 consumers without proper authorization.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, Pennsylvania, slamming, Maine, Energy

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, October 2, 2015

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of 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 a TMI Briefing.

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Topics: FCC, Inmate Calling Services, The Regulatory Mix, Pennsylvania, IP Transition, slamming, cybersecurity, Maine, Spectrum

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of 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 a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, Pennsylvania, cramming, slamming, Energy, Clean Power Plan

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, April 6, 2015

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of 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 a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, Net Neutrality, The Regulatory Mix, slamming, Open Internet

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, March 12, 2015

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of 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 a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, slamming, FTC, DIRECTV

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