Today, the Enforcement Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released Notices of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture proposing fines of between $10,000 and $20,000 against a half dozen
Keep up with legal & regulatory developments impacting your business.
Republished with Consent of Broadband Breakfast Two Separate California Privacy Measures Are Causing a Chain Reaction Throughout U.S. January 29, 2021—A chain reaction of state-led data privacy initiatives has ignited
In a widely anticipated move, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced an interim final rule (the “Interim Rule”) that designates China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela as
On January 4, 2021, the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in EB Docket No. 20-374 (“NPRM”) was published the Federal Register. Comments are due February 3, 2021 on the FCC’s
STIR/SHAKEN – Robocall Mitigation & Compliance Regime: What is it, why is it important, who must comply, how and by when?
Nearly all Companies in the “Call Origination-to-Call Completion” chain are impacted by a variety of federal laws, FCC’s Rules, and industry group policies implementing industry-wide measures intended to materially reduce
As we approach the end to a “memorable” 2020 (understatement of the millennium!), Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group is pleased to share a little bit of good and
ATTENTION: VoIP & Wireless Companies Doing Business in Oregon Subject to State USF Obligations on January 1, 2021
The Oregon Public Utilities Commission released an order implementing legislation that will subject providers of interconnected VoIP and retail wireless services to state universal service fund obligations. The new rules
New FCC Rules Streamlining Foreign Ownership/National Security Review Processes to Take Effect on December 28th
After publication in the Federal Register on November 27, 2020, the FCC’s changes to the review process for certain applications involving foreign ownership will go into effect on December 28,
The Federal Communications Commission released a public notice on December 14, 2020, announcing the proposed universal service contribution factor for the first quarter of 2021 will be 31.8%, up from
FCC Identifies CVAA Compliance Gaps; Are Your Company’s Covered Products and Services Accessible to People with Disabilities?
Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released its latest Biennial Report to Congress (the “Report”), assessing industry compliance over the past two years with sections 255, 716, and
More Regulatory Fees on the Horizon as States Given Green Light to Recover Costs Related to 9-8-8 “National Suicide Hotline” Services; Disability Rights Advocates Ask FCC to Accelerate Deadline for Text-to-9-8-8 and Direct Video Calling Compliance
On October 17, 2020, President Trump signed S. 2661 — the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 (the “Act”). In addition to codifying the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) designation
FCC Order Grants ILEC Wishes: Scaled Back Network Unbundling Rules and Avoided-Cost Resale Requirement to be Phased-Out
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 (“The Act of 1996”) moved to break up telecom monopolies by requiring local exchange carriers to allow their rivals use of individual (or “unbundled”) network
FCC Order Confirms and Clarifies Application of “10% Rule” and Jurisdictionalization of Private Line Revenue for USF Purposes
On Friday, October 9th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) upheld existing rules governing when private telecommunications lines must contribute to the federal Universal Service Fund (USF). Mixed use private phone
On October 6th 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published a draft Order on Remand (“Draft Order”) responding to the DC Circuit’s remand in Mozilla Corp. v. FCC, which ordered
FCC Adopts Rules to Overhaul and Streamline “Team Telecom” National Security Review of Foreign Ownership in U.S. Carriers
On Wednesday, September 30th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously agreed to implement changes to the review process that foreign telecommunications companies undergo before doing business in the USA. The