Items tagged "TCPA"
How Chairman Pai’s Move to Control Your Text Messages Could Bring More Consumer Protections Tumbling DownDecember 5, 2018 FCC , Net Neutrality , TCPA , Title II , TXTSMS
In my last post, I addressed how Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai isn’t really preventing robocalls with his new draft Order to classify both SMS text messaging and short codes as Title I “information services.” Now I will discuss the potential consequences for such a maneuver, and why doing so could send consumer protections tumbling down.Read More
Chairman Pai Isn’t Stopping Robocalls — He’s Empowering Carriers to Block Your Text MessagesDecember 4, 2018 FCC , Net Neutrality , TCPA , Title II , TXTSMS
In December 2007, Public Knowledge filed a Petition For Declaratory Ruling asking the Federal Communications Commission to clarify that both SMS text messaging and short codes are “Title II” telecommunications services. Put another way, we asked the FCC to reaffirm the basic statutory language that if you use telephones and the telephone network to send information from one telephone number to another, it meets the definition of “telecommunications service” (47 U.S.C. 153(53)).Read More