Items tagged "SMS"

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Public Knowledge Petitions FCC to Reconsider Allowing Carriers to Restrict Text Messaging

January 28, 2019 FCC , Net Neutrality , SMS , text messaging

Today, Public Knowledge, joined by 15 consumer, rural, and public interest groups, filed a Petition for Reconsideration opposing the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Declaratory Ruling classifying text messaging as a Title I information service under the Communications Act.

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FCC Approves Flawed ‘Robotext’ Order Enabling Wireless Carriers to Block Your Text Messages

December 12, 2018 FCC , Short Codes , SMS , text messaging , Title II

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted on a party-line vote to approve a Declaratory Ruling on “Text Messaging Classification,” classifying text messaging as a Title I information service under the Communications Act. This action enables wireless carriers to discriminate against short-messaging services (SMS) and short codes, the standard five or six-digit vanity numbers used by organizations such as Catholic Relief Services for disaster relief campaigns, or by political campaigns and marketing firms.

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Groups Warn FCC Flawed ‘Robotext’ Order May Hurt Consumers, Reduce Federal Broadband Funding

December 5, 2018 FCC , Short Codes , SMS , text messaging

Today, Public Knowledge joined 19 other public interest, rural, Native American, and consumer groups in a letter urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to either issue a new Public Notice examining the classification of text messaging and short codes, or to classify both as Title II telecommunications services.

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FCC To Deny Public Knowledge Petition, Permit Carriers Blocking Political Text Messages

November 20, 2018 FCC , SMS , text messaging

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed a Declaratory Ruling denying Public Knowledge’s outstanding Petition For Declaratory Ruling after Verizon temporarily blocked NARAL from sending mass text message alerts to its members on legislation impacting reproductive rights.

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