Memo: Broadband Label Order Effective January 17, 2023
December 20, 2022
FCC seeks further comments; Upcoming OMB approval will start compliance countdown.
With Friday’s publication in the Federal Register of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the Order), the cycle for further comments on additional information to be included on the broadband label begins. Importantly, Internet service providers (ISP) must comply with the final rules within either six months or one year after Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. After approval, the official compliance dates will be published in the Federal Register.
On November 17, 2022, the FCC released its Empowering Broadband Consumers Through Transparency Report and Order, requiring ISPs to make available to consumers at all points of sale broadband labels that disclose specified information about their broadband services such as prices, rates, speeds, and certain policies. The Order includes rules on disclosing pricing, bundled plans, label accessibility, network management disclosures, service performance information, reliability, language accessibility, interactive labels, and consumer privacy policies. The Order has now been published in the Federal Register, with an effective date of January 17, 2023.
Download the full memo for additional information on Reply Comments, Compliance Time Period, and more.VPS Memo - Broadband Label Order
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Mikaela Burma, JD at (605) 995-1742
Jeff Smith at (503) 612-4409