Wireless Roundup (February 2023)

January 31, 2023

Key Wireless Deadlines
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Cyber Corner
Did You Know?
Recent Wiley Client Alerts, IoT Blog Posts, and Podcasts

Key Wireless Deadlines

FCC Seeks Comment on Revising ACP Transparency Data Collection Rules: In this Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) requests comment on the statutory requirement to revise the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Transparency Data Collection rules, the value of subscriber-level data, and methods of obtaining and encouraging subscriber consent. Comments are due February 13, and Reply Comments are due February 27.

FCC Seeks Comment on Broadband Labeling Requirements: In this FNPRM, the Commission requests comment on adjusting the broadband consumer labels to include more comprehensive information, including “pricing information, bundled plans, label accessibility, performance characteristics, service reliability, cybersecurity, network management and privacy issues, the availability of labels in multiple languages, and whether the labels should be interactive or otherwise formatted differently so the information contained in them is clearer and conveyed more effectively.” Comments were due January 17, and Reply Comments are due February 14. Additionally, Petitions for Reconsideration have been filed in the proceeding. Oppositions to the petitions are due February 15 and replies to an opposition are due February 27.

FCC Seeks Comment on Rules to More Precisely Route Wireless 911 Calls: In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Commission requests comment on proposed rules to require wireless carriers and covered text providers to implement location-based routing for 911 calls and texts nationwide. The NPRM also proposes to require Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) and other covered text providers to deliver 911 calls, texts, and associated routing information in Internet Protocol (IP) format. Comments are due February 16, and Reply Comments are due March 20.

FCC Seeks Comment on Strengthening Data Breach Rule: In this NPRM, the Commission requests comment on its proposal to expand the Commission’s definition of “breach” to include inadvertent disclosures of customer information and to adopt a harm-based trigger for breach notifications. The Commission also proposes to eliminate the mandatory waiting period before notifying customers and instead require carriers to alert customers of customer propriety network information (CPNI) breaches without unreasonable delay after the discovery of a breach. Comments are due February 22, and Reply Comments are due March 24. Read more here.

FCC Opens Broadband Data Collection Window: The Commission released a Public Notice in which the Broadband Data Task Force announced that the second Broadband Data Collection filing window for submitting broadband availability and other data as of December 31, 2022, will open this year. The window opened on January 3 and closes on March 1.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

FCBA Webinar: The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Wireline Committee is sponsoring a webinar on February 6 on Transparency of Consumer Broadband Services Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. More information can be found here.

FirstNet Meeting: The next FirstNet Authority Board meeting will take place on February 15. More details can be found here.

FCC Open Meeting: The next FCC Open Meeting is scheduled for February 16. Meeting details are available here. The agenda includes:

IWG-3 Space Services Meetings: The FCC’s nineteenth meeting of the World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee Informal Working Group (IWG) 3 on Space Services will be held on February 16. More information can be found here.

IWG-4 Regulatory Issues Meetings: The FCC’s seventeenth meeting of IWG-4 Regulatory Issues will be held on February 16. More details are available here.

IWG-1 Maritime, Aeronautical and Radar Services Meetings: The FCC’s fifteenth meeting of IWG-1 Maritime, Aeronautical and Radar Services will be held on February 28. More information can be found here.

IWG-2 Terrestrial Services Meetings: The FCC’s fifteenth meeting of IWG-2 Terrestrial Services will be held on February 28. More details are available here.

NANC Meeting: The next North American Numbering Council Meeting (NANC) will take place February 28. More details can be found here.

Cyber Corner

NIST SP 800-55 Proceeding: The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking comment on its initial working draft of SP 800-55 Rev. 2, Performance Measurement Guide for Information Security. Comments are due February 13.

NIST CSF Revision Workshop and In-Person Working Sessions: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting the second workshop for its series, “Journey to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) 2.0” on February 15 and the related in-person working sessions on the same topic on February 22-23. More information can be found here and here, respectively.

NSTAC Meeting: The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will hold a public meeting on February 21. More information can be found here.

NIST AI Risk Management Framework Proceeding: On January 26, NIST released the draft NIST AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF) AI RMF 1.0 and its companion resource, the AI RMF Playbook. NIST is seeking comment on the Playbook, and Comments are due February 27.

NIST Forum: The Federal Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Forum, sponsored by NIST, is holding its quarterly meeting February 28. More information will be available here.

Did You Know?

February 27: TMT partner Amb. David A. Gross will be speaking at the MWC Barcelona session titled “Where Will 5G Take Us Next?” This panel will discuss 5G acceleration, connectivity, mobile edge computing, IoT, and AI.

Wiley was honored with the 2022 ‘Law Firm Diversity Award’ from Dell Technologies, in recognition of the firm’s dedication to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession. Chief Diversity Officer Rashida MacMurray-Abdullah accepted the award on behalf of the firm, and was joined by TMT Partners Sara M. Baxenberg and Scott D. Delacourt.

TMT Partner Megan L. Brown was quoted in an article by Inside Cybersecurity regarding the potential for more regulation in the cybersecurity space.

Wiley’s TMT practice was among four Wiley practice groups to be recognized by Law360 in their “Practice Groups of the Year.” This marks the fifth time the group has won the honor.

Wiley TMT Partners Duane C. Pozza, Kathleen E. Scott, and Joan Stewart hosted a Wiley Webinar titled “Staying Ahead of State Privacy Laws: Tips and Best Practices for Building Compliant Strategies for Five Key Strategies.” View on-demand here.

Wiley created a Sanctions and Export Controls Resource Center, which hosts our latest insights related to sanctions, export controls, digital currency, cybersecurity and privacy, and other issues surrounding Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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