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In recently filed Comments in the FCC’s Form 477 Broadband Data reporting reform proceeding, Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC’s consulting affiliate, The Commpliance Group (“TCG”), encouraged the FCC to reshape the state of national broadband data reporting and mapping to better suit the needs of both providers and consumers of broadband services.  According to TCG, the …

Commpliance Group Files Comments in Form 477 Broadband Data Reporting Reform Docket; Implores FCC to Require USAC to Partner with Private Sector Expert to Administer Program Read More »

Another milestone has occurred in the advancement of commercial use of the 3.5 GHz band.  In a just released Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has conditionally approved seven Spectrum Access System (“SAS”) Administrators, who will assign, authorize, and manage use of frequencies the 3.5 GHz band.    These conditionally approved SAS Administrators are:   Amdocs, Inc.; …

FCC Conditionally Approves Seven SAS Administrators: Commercial Use of 3.5 GHz is On the Way Read More »

Another milestone has occurred in the advancement of commercial use of the 3.5 GHz band.  In a just released Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has conditionally approved seven Spectrum Access System (“SAS”) Administrators, who will assign, authorize, and manage use of frequencies the 3.5 GHz band.   These Administrators are:  Amdocs, Inc.; Comsearch, CTIA …

FCC Conditionally Approves Seven SAS Administrators: Commercial Use of 3.5 GHz is On the Way Read More »

On December 16, 2016, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (“WCB” or “Bureau”) released its much anticipated order on Cisco WebEx LLC’s (“Cisco”) request for review of USAC audit conclusions.  Copy of WebEx Order available here.  In particular, the Bureau addressed whether certain aspects of Cisco’s web-based, online collaboration service constituted a fully integrated information service or a bundled …

Wireline Competition Bureau Overrules USAC – Concludes Cisco Webex is Information Service 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 »

Keep Track of TCPA Developments at the FCC by Downloading Our  December 2016 TCPA Compliance Monitoring Report On November 15, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission’s (“Commission”) Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (“CGB”) released an Order denying a Petition filed by the Mortgage Bankers Association (“MBA”) for an exemption from the prior-express-consent requirements of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). …

FCC Denies Exemption from TCPA’s Prior-Express-Consent Requirements for Mortgage Servicing Calls Read More »

UPDATE (2018):  The CPNI certification is back in 2018.  Please refer to this article. In a public notice released last week, the Federal Communications Commission confirmed that it will no longer require filing of the annual CPNI certification traditionally filed in March by telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers.  The FCC ordered the elimination of the CPNI certification as part …

FCC Confirms CPNI Certification Not Required in 2017 Read More »

Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group, is pleased to announce the addition of Michael C. Antone (“Mike”) to its Intellectual Property and Internet of Things & Connected Devices practices, through the firm’s revolutionary Virtual Law Partner Platform.  Mike is a registered Patent Attorney, focused on telecommunications and wireless services.  He also has significant experience counseling clients on various technical, contractual & licensing, …

Michael C. Antone Joins The CommLaw Group Adding Patent Law and IoT Experience to our Team! Read More »

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new Privacy Rules have been triggered by publication of the rules in the Federal Register.  The new rules take effect throughout 2017, barring any changes from the FCC during the upcoming year. The new FCC rules have numerous parts and subparts with which telecommunications carriers and ISPs must become familiar.  Here’s when …

Deadlines for New FCC Privacy Rules Triggered: Implementation to Begin January 3rd Read More »