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Monthly TCPA Digest — May 2022

We are pleased to present our latest Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In this edition, we cover the FCC’s adoption of new obligations for certain U.S.-based intermediate voice service providers — known as gateway providers — that accept foreign-originated calls with U.S. numbers before transmitting the calls to another U.S.-based provider. We also review proposed FCC rule changes for gateway and other voice providers to further prevent unlawful traffic from spreading through U.S. networks — at its May meeting, the FCC issued a Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) to adopt these measures and proposals. Additionally, we discuss Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s statement on the FNPRM that urges Congress to pass legislation redefining the term autodialer under the TCPA in light of the Supreme Court’s Facebook decision and to provide the Commission with additional enforcement tools.

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Russell H. Fox is a wireless communications attorney at Mintz. He guides clients through federal legislative, regulatory, and transactional matters. Russell also participates in FCC proceedings, negotiates spectrum agreements, and represents clients in spectrum auctions.
Jonathan Garvin is an attorney at Mintz who focuses on legal challenges facing companies in the communications and media industries. He advises clients on transactional, regulatory, and compliance issues before the FCC involving wireless, broadband, broadcast, and cable matters.