New FCC Policies

  • FCC announced a new Order on cell phones and hearing aids on July 10. Details not yet published but announcement at Open Meeting indicated:

    • Gives carriers and manufacturers 3 years to have at least two compliant handsets (both HAC and fairly low RF emissions)

    • FCC will study again after 3 years to see if goal of accessibility is being met

    • After 5 years, 50% of cell phones must have RF compliance (not all of these must be HAC)

    • Outreach will be done by the FCC and FDA

  • FCC has agreed to let industry phase out analog service over the next four years.

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