FCC launches inquiry for non-IP caller ID authentication
The FCC approved and launched its planned inquiry, Reviewing Policies for Caller ID Authentication on Non-IP Networks. Here’s what happened.
- The Commission circulated a draft version of the Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on October 6, 2022.
- A representative of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association met with Commission staff and filed ex parte notices to suggest improvements to the NOI.
- In its final published version, the NOI incorporated one of the NTCA’s suggestions and made a few other minor edits.
- The deadlines are:
- Comments are due December 12, 2022
- Reply comments are due January 23, 2023
Commissioners were unanimous, 4–0 in favor of launching the inquiry. Here are a few excerpts from their comments:
“We are not just going to wait for this infrastructure to be updated and eligible for STIR/SHAKEN, we are going to look for ways to combat these calls on the oldest portions of our networks.” — Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel
“If there’s another step we can take to further crack down on illegal robocalls, then that is a step that I’m in favor of.” — Commissioner Brendan Carr
“To truly make a dent, we must continue to push providers to implement STIR/SHAKEN. The record that develops from this Notice of Inquiry will help us chart a path forward on mitigating robocalls on legacy, non-Internet Protocol networks. The other benefit of this Notice is that it can help to facilitate the transition to all-IP networks.” — Commissioner Geoffrey Starks
“The scourge of robocalls demands that we either accelerate the full transition to IP-based phone networks or mandate that operators of non-IP phone networks speedily implement technology that provides equivalent guarantees to STIR/SHAKEN.” — Commissioner Nathan Simington
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