Rural Call Completion Bill Introduced in House

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Congressman David Young (R-IA) has introduced the Integrity of Voice Communications Act (H.R.2566). The “Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2015” would direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish basic quality standards for providers that transmit voice calls .  These standards must: (1) ensure the integrity of the transmission of covered voice communications to all customers throughout the U.S.; and (2) prevent unjust or unreasonable discrimination among areas of the U.S. in the delivery of covered voice communications. The legislation also directs the FCC to require these providers to register with the agency. H.R. 2566 has been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for consideration. Companion legislation (S. 827) has been introduced in the U.S. Senate.

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