FCC Proposes “Outage Rules”

The FCC is moving ahead to expand its reporting obligations for telecommunications outages. One of the many things the FCC is concerned about with respect to reporting outages is protecting consumers who are dialing 911. The FCC proposed to expand its outage reporting rules to require interconnected VoIP and broadband Internet service providers to submit reports to the FCC, as wireline, wireless, cable and satellite providers must today. “Resilience” and “reliability” were the buzzwords of the presentation before the Commission.

Here is a link to the FCC’s Proposed Commission Rules Regarding Outage Reporting Requirements.

The Telecom Law Monitor is an excellent source for Telecom Law. Here is a link to the article “FCC Proposes to Require Interconnected VoIP and Broadband Service Providers to File Outage Reports”