The new version of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which connects callers to a network of crisis centers, will go into effect in 2022.
When the rule is finalized, people struggling with suicidal thoughts will be able to get help by dialing 988.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia still upheld much of the FCC's December 2017 order.
The FCC hit the network with the six-figure penalty after its late-night show misused the wireless emergency alert tone.
Customers previously had to request or download apps to have the calls blocked. Now it can be done by default.
Scammers let phones ring once. If people call back, they’re connected to a number that charges per-minute fees.
"Unleash Hell!": The "Last Week Tonight" team created a program to keep dialing all five commissioners with a special message from Oliver.
“She had four cellphones in the car, none of which had service.”
The regulator said it “will suspend most operations in the middle of the day on Thursday" unless the shutdown is resolved.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai conceded that 500,000 fake comments urging the death of the popular system came from Russian emails.