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The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) plans to adopt an order preempting State and Local laws and regulations that discriminate against providers of Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) services in the imposition of 911/E911 fees & surcharges (“911 fees”).  The FCC’s preemption order will create parity between providers of VoIP services and carriers offering traditional telephone …

FCC to Ban Discriminatory State & Local 911/E-911 Fees; Orders Parity Between VoIP and Traditional Voice Service Providers Read More »

Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group, cordially invites you to meet us at WISPAPALOOZA where you can get to know our team of attorneys devoted to cost-effectively serving the comprehensive legal, regulatory & tax compliance, and consultative needs of wireless Internet service providers (WISPs), along with the long-haul, backhaul fiber carriers and equipment manufacturers/importers …

Come Meet The CommLaw Group’s “Broadband Team” at WISPAPALOOZA! Read More »

On September 27, 2019, BA Telecom, through its counsel (The CommLaw Group) filed a Request for Review (Appeal) of USAC’s interpretations of the FCC’s “Affiliate Rule” in the context of the “Limited International Revenue Exemption” (LIRE).  Under USAC’s interpretation and application of the “rules” to BA Telecom, the international long distance carrier’s universal service fund …

BA Telecom Appeals USAC Interpretation of FCC’s Definition of “Affiliate” as Applied to the International Revenue Exemption (LIRE) from USF Contributions Read More »

Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group, cordially invites you to meet us at WISPAPALOOZA where you can get to know our team of attorneys devoted to cost-effectively serving the comprehensive legal, regulatory & tax compliance, and consultative needs of wireless Internet service providers (WISPs), along with the long-haul, backhaul fiber carriers and equipment manufacturers/importers …

Attention WISPs – Come Meet The CommLaw Group’s “WISP Team” at WISPAPALOOZA! Read More »

Entering the “Communications Services” market is not for the faint of heart.  Because of technological advancements (i.e., IP-based communications and software-enabled platforms), low market entry barriers, and “vendors/suppliers” who seek to grow their revenue, new entrants to the Communications Services industry often have a false sense of confidence that they can enter the market and, …

FREE Guide to Operational Best Practices – Setting Up Your Communications Business the “Right” Way! Read More »

The FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has recently announced the filing period for wireless service providers and wireless handset manufacturers to electronically file hearing aid compatibility certifications covering the 2018 reporting period. Wireless service providers and wireless handset manufacturers must file their certifications between September 3, 2019 and October 3, 2019. Additionally, by September 3, 2019, …

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Announces Filing Period for Hearing Aid Compliance Certifications and New Website Posting and Record Retention Requirements Read More »

ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN RFID JOURNAL (August 12, 2019) Author: Michal Nowicki, Associate, Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC Contact Author: mjn@commlawgroup.com   Making Autonomous Vehicles Accessible to Persons with Disabilities Will Bring New Business Opportunities and Legal Challenges to the Auto Industry   It is no longer a mystery that autonomous vehicles are the future of driving. As popular automotive manufacturers, …

CommLaw Attorney, Michal Nowicki, Publishes Article in RFID Journal on Importance of Making Autonomous Vehicles Accessible to Persons with Disabilities Read More »

In an effort to facilitate access to emergency services, the FCC has recently released a final order adopting rules to help ensure that people who call 911 from multi-line telephone systems (MLTS), which commonly serve hotels, office buildings, and campuses, can reach 911 and be quickly located by first responders. The new regulations will also …

FCC Imposes New Obligations on Multi-Line Telephone Systems and Other Providers (including Non-Interconnected VoIP) to Strengthen Access to E911 Emergency Services Read More »