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Jonathan Marashlian

CommLaw Group Attorney Ron Quirk was quoted in a recent Law360 article:  “New FCC Looks Poised to Overrule Local Barriers to 5G”.  This article discusses the importance of small cell and distributed antenna system (“DAS”) densification to the deployment of wireless broadband, and the GOP-led FCC’s willingness to preempt municipalities’ barriers to construction of the necessary 5G infrastructure. “[FCC Chairman] …

CommLaw Group Attorney Quoted in Law360 Article on New FCC Expediting Access to Local Rights-of Way for 5G Providers Read More »

Let’s face it, managing multi-jurisdictional taxes is time-consuming and confusing. That’s why Rev.io has teamed up with industry leading tax engines and partners to help automate complicated tax calculation and advise providers about tax optimization. Join us on Thursday, March 16th at 1pm EST / 10am PST for a complimentary webinar where Communications tax and regulatory expert, Jonathan Marashlian, …

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IoT attorneys Ron Quirk and Alex Schneider are featured in a new podcast presented by IoT-Inc:  Legal Limbo – Doing IoT Business in the Gray.  This podcast is a lively discussion about the current state of Internet of Things (“IoT”) regulation, and where IoT laws are headed in the not-too-distant future. Because IoT products didn’t …

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The California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) recently adopted new reporting obligations for major service disruptions and outages. Pursuant to CPUC Decision 16-08-021, all certificated and registered telecommunications providers are responsible for providing the CPUC with any reports submitted to the FCC through its Network Outage Reporting System (“NORS”). Previously, this requirement applied to LECs, NDIECs, and wireless providers, …

California PUC Adopts New Major Service Interruption Reporting Requirements Read More »

CommLaw Group IoT Attorney Ron Quirk was quoted in today’s IT Business Edge article, Internet of Things Security a Serious Problem But Help is on the Way. “The FCC points to a reality that is difficult to deal with:  The sheer number of IoT endpoints and the need that they be as inexpensive as possible makes it unlikely that vendors …

CommLaw Group Attorney Quoted in IT Business Edge Cybersecurity Article Read More »

In an Order issued today, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) rescinded its “Cybersecurity Risk Reduction” whitepaper (“Whitepaper), issued on January 18, 2017.  The FCC did not, however, discontinue its cybersecurity rulemaking, which remains in effect. As detailed in a previous article on 5G security issues, the FCC has commenced a proceeding in which IoT stakeholders can opine on …

FCC Rescinds Cybersecurity White Paper: Related Rulemaking Proceeding Still in Effect Read More »

CommLaw Group IoT Attorney Ron Quirk, today published an article in IoT Journal:  FCC to IoT Device Vendors:  Implement Cybersecurity Now or We May Force You To.  The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has just announced that it should require “cyber accountability” of IoT equipment suppliers.  Cyber accountability – a combination of market-based incentives and regulatory oversight – is …

CommLaw Group Attorney Publishes Cybersecurity Article in IoT Journal Read More »

The U.S. government is moving quickly on developing cybersecurity and privacy polices for the Internet of Things (“IoT”) industry that will, among other things, directly affect how IoT equipment will be required to be manufactured and marketed in the U.S.  Noting that “start-ups building IoT technologies and interfaces for the first time may focus primarily …

Federal Government is Crafting IoT Cybersecurity and Privacy Policies that Could Add Significantly to Your Business Costs Read More »

On December 16, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (“PSHSB”) issued a Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”), seeking comment on critical issues concerning cybersecurity protections for fifth generation (“5G”) networks, services, and devices.   PSHSB is soliciting comments from all concerned stakeholders about the best methods to ensure the security of the 5G …

Comment Dates Set for Critical FCC Notice of Inquiry on 5G CyberSecurity Read More »