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FCC Updates Equipment Authorization Rules

In its July 2017 Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) will vote on a Report and Order (“R&O”)  containing new rules that will impact how RF equipment manufacturers, vendors, importers, and distributors may conduct their businesses.  The FCC emphasized the importance

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Seeking Interest from Potential Transaction Partners

Our firm has been engaged to locate a buyer (or other business transaction) of a North Carolina-based e-mail branding software company.  The seller is Research Triangle Software, Inc., owner of LetterMark and LetterMark Lite, among other valuable assets. Research Triangle Software currently carries

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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 broaden the exemption from Universal Service Fund (“USF”) contribution obligations

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FCC Reinstates UHF Discount

On April 21, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) granted a petition for reconsideration of an order it issued last year abolishing the Ultra High Frequency (“UHF”) discount. By granting the petition, the Commission is reinstating the UHF discount, at least temporarily. The

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Valuable Lessons from FCC Decisions on Three USAC Appeals

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 appeals of USAC decisions.  In the series of decisions, the

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Taxes & Fees – How Can We Help You?

What a relief!  Tax day is officially behind us.  But is it really? Unfortunately, when you are a business operating in the Communications Services sector, taxes and regulatory fees never cease; and neither do the Departments of Revenue, USAC and other

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