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Legal and Public Policy

ATIS works on a variety of legal and public policy issues in support of its core mission. Here you will find:

 

ATIS Whistleblower Policy

This policy encourages members and staff to come forward if they have credible information on illegal practices or serious violations of adopted policies of the organization and specifies that ATIS will protect these persons from retaliation. Complaints, reports or inquiries should be directed to Susan Miller, ATIS President and CEO, or to Thomas Goode, ATIS General Counsel. The policy is available here.

FCC Presentation to ATIS IP Transition Joint Meeting

Dr. Henning Schulzrinne, the CTO of the FCC, provided a presentation at the ATIS annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, on May 6, 2014. This presentation is available here.

Service Experiment Proposals

ATIS has created a matrix to track incoming service experiment proposals and comments on these proposals. This information can be found at the following link.

Legal Training for ATIS Committee Leadership

ATIS provides training for its committees and forum on matters such as antitrust, copyright and patent issues. The goal of this training is to ensure that ATIS committees avoid sensitive legal issues and comply with the established ATIS operating procedures. The most recent training materials, provided in April of 2012, can be found below.

ATIS Legal Training, April 2012 (Members Only)

ATIS 2012 Dues Structure and Impact on Operating Procedures, February 2012 (Members Only)

 

Recent Activity

_September 19, 2014
Letter sent to Dr. Scott Jordan and Dr. Henning Schulzrinne by ATIS on behalf of the INC to discuss large-scale rate center consolidation considerations in the transition from the PSTN to all-IP....more

_September 17, 2014
Letter
sent by ATIS to Dr. Scott Jordan (FCC CTO) congratulating his appointment and looking forward to continued collaboration....more

_July 14, 2014
Comments filed by ATIS on behalf of its ESIF and WTSC to provide the FCC with feedback related to Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements and an assocated Test Bed....more

_May 27, 2014
Ex Parte Letter filed by ATIS on behalf of its NGIIF and PTSC to provide the FCC with feedback on Appendix C of the Rural Call Completion Order....more

_May 21, 2014
Ex Parte Letter filed by ATIS and SIP Forum to provide the FCC with a summary of their meeting with representatives of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn's Office....more

_May 21, 2014
Ex Parte Letter filed by ATIS and SIP Forum to provide the FCC with a summary of their meeting with representatives of the Wireline Competition Bureau....more

_April 4, 2014
Comments filed by ATIS to provide the FCC with feedback related to the deployment of text-to-911 and the work being conducted by ESIF-NGES, WTSC, and ATIS/TIA's JSMS911 on these issues....more

_April 1, 2014
Letter sent by ATIS to the FCC TAC's Transition to IP Working Group to provide them with the PSTN Transition Focus Group Assessment and Recommendations (ATIS-I-0000034)....more