J2 Podcast: telephone robocalls, Comcast network

Telephone news
https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-31-fcc-stir-shaken-june-30-2021.html
The FCC announced today all carriers and phone companies must adopt the STIR/SHAKEN protocol by June 30th, 2021. The regulatory requirement is designed to combat robocalls, specifically those that try to hide their phone numbers by allowing carriers to authenticate caller IDs.

Fcc is expected to outline it’s vision for the 6GHZ unlicensed spectrum
The FCC for months has been considering exactly how to release fully 1,200MHz of spectrum in the 6GHz band for commercial use. <most likely will be for WI-FI>

Comcast talks about network usage
https://venturebeat.com/2020/03/30/comcast-details-what-the-coronavirus-has-done-to-network-traffic/?

Comcast is pushing for broadband mapping changes

https://www.multichannel.com/news/comcast-pushes-shapefile-broadband-mapping-approach

Comcast met with FCC officials last week to urge them to adopt NCTA-The Internet & Television Association’s proposal to use polygon shapefiles to more accurately map broadband deployment, including where service could be lit up in a matter of days, which it argues should count as served.