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
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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
On June 12, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida decided the case of Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. in favor of Plaintiff; awarded attorney fees and entered
Is Your Telecom Company Wasting Money on “Common Carrier Compliance” for its “Private Carrier” Services?
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FCC Endorsement of Private Carriage is Signal to Industry to Take Advantage of Deregulatory Opportunity
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Concerned that its current policies on contractual and non-contractual arrangements between service providers and owners/managers of commercial multiple tenant environments (“MTEs” such as apartment buildings, condominiums, shopping malls, etc.) might
Comment Deadlines Extended for Critical FCC Rulemaking on Speeding Deployment of Wireless Broadband Infrastructure
The FCC has issued an Order extending the comment deadlines in the critical FCC rulemaking wherein the Commission proposes the removal of regulatory roadblocks in order to streamline the deployment of wireless infrastructure for
FCC Denies Stratos Petition for Declaratory Ruling – Clarifies Narrow Scope of “Government-Only” USF Exemption
On May 24, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC” or “Commission”) Wireline Competition Bureau (“WCB”) released an order denying Stratos Government Services, Inc.’s (“Stratos”) Petition for Clarification or a Declaratory Ruling to
FCC Sanctions RF Equipment Supplier and Threatens to Disqualify Future Violators from Marketing Their Devices in the U.S.
Today the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued an Order and Consent Decree, imposing a steep fine and other sanctions on a manufacturer/distributor of LED light fixtures who failed to comply with
Comment Deadline Set for Critical FCC Rulemaking on Speeding Deployment of Wireless Broadband Infrastructure
The clock is ticking for wireless broadband stakeholders and municipalities that want to have their voices heard in the critical FCC rulemaking wherein the Commission proposes the removal of regulatory roadblocks in
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted last week to solicit industry input on a series of proposed wireline infrastructure rules designed to promote broadband investment. At issue in the FCC’s Notice
FCC Tees Up Critical Proposals to Speed Deployment of Wireless Broadband Infrastructure: Federal vs. Local Authority at Issue
CommLaw Group Attorney Ron Quirk was quoted in a recent Law360 article: “FCC’s Infrastructure Votes Pave Way for Bold 5G Push.” In its just released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry,
Keep Track of TCPA Developments at the FCC by Downloading Our April 2017 TCPA Compliance Monitoring Report On March 31, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (DC Circuit) stuck
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently weighed in on three pending disputes in the Universal Service Contribution Methodology docket. These cases are helpful in understanding the FCC’s approach when considering
Last week, a group of House Republicans sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) Chairman Ajit Pai asking the Commission to continue enforcing privacy promises made by internet service