Small Providers STIR/SHAKEN Deadline Reminder

The Wireline Competitors Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) unveiled a General public Observe reminding non-facilities-centered “small providers” – those people voice service companies with 100,000 or much less voice access strains – that the Commission’s deadline for utilizing STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication technology on the Net Protocol (“IP”) part of their networks is June 30, 2022. The new deadline also applies to those people services-based small suppliers suspected of originating illegal robocalls.

In its March 2020 Report and Get implementing the Phone Robocall Abuse Prison Enforcement and Deterrence Act (“TRACED Act”), the Commission needed voice support companies to put into action STIR/SHAKEN on the IP portions of their networks by June 30, 2021. In September 2020, the Commission granted a two-12 months extension of the compliance deadline for, amongst other folks, tiny non-facilities-primarily based voice services companies. Nevertheless, as we described in May 2021, the Commission sought to cut down that extension since it appeared that little, non-services-based mostly companies were originating huge figures of illegal robocalls. Thus, in December 2021, the Commission acted by shortening the two-12 months extension by just one calendar year, demanding STIR/SHAKEN implementation by June 30, 2022. Tiny providers subject to the extension have been also necessary to update the Robocall Mitigation Database (“RMD”) inside 10 company days, indicating that they were being aware that the deadline experienced been adjusted.

In addition to reminding smaller suppliers of the upcoming STIR/SHAKEN deadline, the Community Recognize notes that small providers topic to the June 30, 2022 deadline ought to update their certifications and connected filings in the RMD inside of 10 organization times as soon as they have completed their STIR/SHAKEN implementation. Small providers that fall short to meet up with the implementation deadline or update the RMD “may be issue to appropriate enforcement action.”

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