VoIP Numbering, Lifeline Reform, and Robocalls Top Tentative June Open Meeting Agenda

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has released the tentative agenda for its June open meeting, scheduled for June 18, 2015. It contains the following items:

Direct Access to Numbers for Interconnected VoIP Providers: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that will facilitate innovative technologies and services by establishing a process to authorize interconnected VoIP providers to obtain telephone numbers directly from the Numbering Administrators, rather than through intermediaries.

Lifeline Reform and Modernization: In order to comprehensively restructure and modernize the Lifeline program to efficiently and effectively connect low-income Americans to broadband, strengthen
program oversight and administration, and take additional measures to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse, the Commission will consider a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Order on Reconsideration, Second Report and Order, and Memorandum Opinion and Order.

Protecting Consumers Against Unwanted Robocalls: The Commission will consider a Declaratory Ruling and Order reaffirming the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s protections against unwanted robocalls, encouraging pro-consumer uses of robocall technology, and responding to a number of requests
for clarity from businesses and other callers.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 10:30 am, and will be shown online at www.fcc.gov/live. A formal agenda will be released one week prior to the meeting.

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