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Listen to the latest episode of the #FCCpodcast, "Pirate Radio: How is the FCC cracking down on illegal radio?” https://go.usa.gov/xVaUs
Earlier this month, the Commission adopted rules to help Americans reach 911 and be located more quickly by first responders. For more info, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xyeAU #PublicSafety #KarisLaw
Last week, the Commission settled an investigation into a company’s placement of unauthorized third-party charges and fees onto consumers’ bills. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xVcfE #ProtectingConsumers
Your mobile phone & other electronic devices may be vulnerable to malware when they connect to local networks abroad. This may compromise your identity and allow others to see your location. To learn how to stay safe while traveling abroad, visit: http://go.usa.gov/cXzYP #FCCtips
If you have friends and family abroad, read this guide on surcharges for international calls to wireless phones: http://go.usa.gov/cgvPF #FCCtips #ProtectingConsumers
Do you want to stop getting illegal robocalls? Review these #FCCtips: http://fcc.gov/robocalls #ProtectingConsumers #StopRobocalls
Are you planning a vacation? Know your options for mobile data & text to avoid bill shock. Details here: http://go.usa.gov/cw9xV #FCCtips #ProtectingConsumers
Recently, the Commission launched a new scam glossary. Learn about over 50 different phone-based scams here: https://www.fcc.gov/scams #FCCGov #ProtectingConsumers
Make sure you check your roaming rates before traveling this summer, to avoid bill shock on your mobile phone. #FCCtips #ProtectingConsumers http://go.usa.gov/xXcJa
ICYMI: The @FCC has adopted rules to help Americans reach 911 and be located more quickly by first responders. For more info, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xyeAU #PublicSafety #KarisLaw #OpenMtgFCC
Today, the FCC released a report detailing the cause and impact of a nationwide CenturyLink network outage that occurred last December, along with recommendations to help prevent similar outages from occurring in the future. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xVYbj #PublicSafety
Are you interested in working in telecommunications law? We're currently accepting applications for the FCC Attorney Honors Program through September 17. Details here: http://go.usa.gov/xRCjK #FCCGov #jobs
RT @RickBL: @seanspicer @FCC @AjitPaiFCC Democrat here. Disagree with just about every position of Ajit. This is good stuff. Credit where d…
Suicide rates, especially among veterans, are up - very encouraging to see smart ideas like this from @FCC chair @AjitPaiFCC - FCC proposes new 3-digit number as #SuicidePrevention Prevention #988 #SuicideAwareness #suicide #FCC #veterans https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/17/politics/fcc-suicide-prevention-hotline-number/index.html
Check out the report that the @FCC sent to Congress which proposes a 3-digit dialing code to improve access to this critical service for Americans in crisis #SuicidePrevention https://go.usa.gov/xVaEe
Whenever you receive a scam call, write down the number, & file a complaint with the FCC: http://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov #ProtectingConsumers #FCCtips
RT @bevhallberg: As a #fangirl it was such an honor to chat with @FCC Chairman @AjitPaiFCC on this week’s #SheThinks podcast. Check out his…
ICYMI: @FCC Enforcement Bureau, CenturyLink reached a $550,000 settlement for unauthorized charges on consumers’ bills: https://go.usa.gov/xVcfE #ProtectingConsumers
Yesterday, the Commission announced settlements reached with a TV broadcaster, cable TV networks, & a radio broadcaster for misusing emergency alert tones. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xVaAW
Next week, the Commission will hold a workshop in Montana to help Tribal Nations identify and evaluate opportunities to develop more robust broadband, telecommunications, broadcast services, & more in their communities. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xysNV #NativeNations
ICYMI: You can learn more about possible TV frequency changes in your area & how to rescan by calling 1-888-CALLFCC (1-888-225-5322) or by visiting: http://fcc.gov/TVrescan #FCCRescan #TVRescan
FCC rules against misuse of emergency alert tones aim to protect the integrity of the alert system by helping to avoid confusion when the tones are used and alert fatigue among listeners.
Following today’s settlements, @FCC also issued an Enforcement Advisory to formally remind the industry about the existing law as it applies to the misuse of emergency alert tones: https://go.usa.gov/xVaAW
Today’s settlements for misuse of EAS and WEA tones include payments totaling over $600,000 & strict compliance plans for the companies. https://go.usa.gov/xVaAW
@FCC’s Enforcement Bureau today announced settlements reached with a TV broadcaster, cable TV networks, & a radio broadcaster for misusing emergency alert tones.
When’s the last time you rescanned your TV? Don’t remember? Do it every so often to be sure you pick up any channels that may have changed broadcast frequencies. Details here: http://www.FCC.gov/TVrescan #TVRescan #FCCRescan
The latest episode of the FCC podcast is available now: “Pirate Radio: How is the FCC cracking down on illegal radio?” https://go.usa.gov/xVaUs
To read the FCC staff’s full report to Congress recommending 988 as the 3-digit dialing code to be used for a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xVam5
FCC staff reported to Congress that a 3-digit dialing code for a national suicide hotline “would likely make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially life-saving resources.” https://go.usa.gov/xVaEe
Reminder: the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available today at 1-800-273-TALK and for online chats at: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat
FCC staff today recommended that the Commission consider designating 988 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention hotline.
ICYMI – Chairman Pai welcomed the latest progress by major voice service providers toward implementing caller ID authentication using SHAKEN/STIR standards: https://go.usa.gov/xVaqZ
Hurricane season is here. Check out these tips for communicating during a natural disaster: http://go.usa.gov/cSdS5 #HurricanePrep #FCCtips
Chairman @AjitPaiFCC called today’s news of more progress on implementation of caller ID authentication “great news for American consumers.” https://go.usa.gov/xVaqZ
Scam Alert: Calls or messages to college students may offer what seem to be official scholarships, roommate arrangements, loans, or tech support, with the aim of maliciously acquiring sensitive info or money. Don't fall for a back-to-school scam. #FCCtips https://go.usa.gov/xyJBj
Chairman Pai’s proposal to approve the T-Mobile/Sprint transaction aims to speed 5G deployment throughout the United States and accelerate the rollout of fast mobile broadband to rural Americans.
Be aware: scam callers can use recordings of you saying “yes” as a voice signature to make charges to credit card or other accounts. #FCCtips #ProtectingConsumers
Chairman @AjitPaiFCC released a statement today after sharing with his fellow Commissioners a draft Order that would approve, subject to conditions, the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger: https://go.usa.gov/xVxMJ
You should treat mobile device theft like credit card theft. Smart devices frequently contain sensitive financial & personal information. #FCCtips #ProtectingConsumers
On August 20-21, the FCC will hold a workshop to help Tribal Nations identify and evaluate opportunities to develop more robust broadband, telecommunications, broadcast services, & more in their communities. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xysNV #NativeNations
Are there charges on your phone bill you don't recognize? It may be cramming, unauthorized third-party charges on your bill. Today @FCC settled a cramming case for over a half-million dollars. Learn what to do if you’ve been crammed: http://fcc.gov/cramming #ProtectingConsumers
In today’s “cramming” settlement with @FCC, CenturyLink agreed to pay $550,000 & committed to provide refunds to consumers & stop third-party billing. #ProtectingConsumers https://go.usa.gov/xVcfE
The Commission is now accepting applications for the Fall 2020 Attorney Honors Program! Don't miss the September 17 deadline: https://go.usa.gov/xRCjK #FCCGov #Jobs
The FCC Enforcement Bureau’s new Fraud Division is dedicated to investigating and prosecuting fraud in the Universal Service Fund https://go.usa.gov/xV3MP
Cramming is the illegal act of placing unauthorized charges on your phone bill. @FCC today settled a cramming case for over a half-million dollars. Learn more about cramming and what you can do about it: http://www.fcc.gov/cramming #ProtectingConsumers
@FCC & CenturyLink today settled an investigation into the company’s placement of unauthorized third-party charges and fees onto consumers’ bills https://go.usa.gov/xVcfE
Check out the remarks of Chairman @AjitPaiFCC at APCO’s 85th Annual Conference & Expo where he discussed @FCC’s efforts to strengthen 911 calling and Wireless Emergency Alerts: https://go.usa.gov/xVcdd #APCO2019 #FCCgov #PublicSafety #WEA
At the August Open Meeting, the Commission set December 17 as the date for bidding in an auction of toll free numbers with the 833 code. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xye7Y #OpenMtgFCC #FCCAuctions
Last week, the Commission proposed fining Cumulus $233,000 for apparent sponsorship ID rule violations. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xyJqZ #FCCGov #ProtectingConsumers
Remember getting your first phone? Odds are likely you were already an adult. Now imagine getting a phone as a teen or a tween. It’s important for adults to discuss safe mobile use with their kids. @FCC has tips that can help. #FCCtips #ProtectingConsumers https://go.usa.gov/xV3GS
Chairman @AjitPaiFCC today announced the official launch of @FCC’s new Fraud Division within the Enforcement Bureau: https://go.usa.gov/xV3MP #ProtectingConsumers
 
The Fraud Division will focus on fighting waste, fraud, & abuse in Universal Service Fund programs. It codifies & reiterates the importance of ongoing work by FCC enforcement staff to combat misuse of taxpayer funds.
Today, the Commission authorized nearly $16.2 million in funding for broadband in Upstate New York to expand broadband to 8,088 unserved rural homes and businesses. #FCCAuctions https://go.usa.gov/xV37T
 
 
 
 
 
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