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Congress has prioritized self-driving vehicle legislation. With broad support from heavy hitters from Silicon Valley and Detroit, a final bill could be ready for the President’s signature within a matter
Unclear Regulatory Classification of Mobile Calling Apps and the Impact of Uncertainty on Mergers, Acquisitions and Exits
Given the increasing prevalence of mobile calling apps over the last several years, there has been great confusion, uncertainty, and speculation as to how the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or
Telecommunications regulation is not one-size-fits-all. Services fall within regulatory classifications that are associated with differing levels of requirements and fees. This advisory discusses how companies offering Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services
Keep Track of TCPA Developments at the FCC by Downloading Our August 2017 TCPA Compliance Monitoring Report If once is chance, twice is a coincidence, and three times is a trend, there’s now a clear
Will it be Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!? Or will it be more of the same swamp-infested Washington, D.C. policymaking?
In September 2016, candidate Donald J. Trump, speaking at the Economic Club in New York, pledged to create 25 million new jobs over the next decade. Mr. Trump declared himself
How outdated FCC privacy regulations are here to stay Not too long ago, Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) rules were slated for elimination. When the Federal Communications Commission under Chairman
As discussed in a previous post, T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) is petitioning the FCC to gut the core purpose of the current rules governing the 3550-3700 MHz spectrum band (“3.5 GHz” band), which
Keep Track of TCPA Developments at the FCC by Downloading Our July 2017 TCPA Compliance Monitoring Report In what is surely a troubling event for calling platform providers, the FCC last week
Audits Could Carry Severe Penalties; Seek Legal Counsel if Your Company is Audited Last week, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai issued a set of instructions to the Universal Service Administrative
On the eve of the 4th of July Holiday weekend, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released an Order (“FCC Privacy Order“) dismissing, as moot, 11 petitions seeking reconsideration of Obama
2.289% TRS Contribution Factor May Exceed Amount You Collected via Cost Recovery Surcharge – What Should Your Company Do Now?
In a June 30th Order, the FCC adopted a 2.289% TRS Contribution Fee Factor (“TRS Fee Factor”) covering the 2017-2018 funding year. The 2.289% TRS Fee Factor marks a significant (nearly
Keep Track of TCPA Developments at the FCC by Downloading Our June 2017 TCPA Compliance Monitoring Report For anyone who thought the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC” or “Commission”) new Chairman would put
In a last-minute attempt to eviscerate the core purpose of the rules governing the 3550-3700 MHz spectrum band (“3.5 GHz” band), T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) recently filed a Petition for Rulemaking(“Petition”),
New Chief of FCC Enforcement Bureau Likely Signals Continued De-Politicization and Return to Strict Application of Law
On June 21, 2017, FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, announced his decision to tap Rosemary Harold to lead the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau. Ms. Harold has been a partner with the law