The FCC adopted a significant Declaratory Ruling and Order on June 18, 2015 The Order took effect on July 10, 2015, and impacts all electric co-ops that use automated technologies, including text messaging, to communicate with their member-owners. The utility industry is waiting for the FCC to address a petition for a declaratory ruling. NRECA, on behalf of electric co-ops, filed comments in support of the petition.
Guest speaker Tracy Marshall, Partner at Keller & Heckman LLP, addressed the following:
Restrictions and requirements for "robocalls" to member-owners and the impact of the FCC's recent Declaratory Ruling and Order on co-op communications
The petition the utility industry filed with the FCC and why NRECA has supported it
Legal expert questions about the TCPA and FCC rules