Locus Telecommunications, LLC (“Locus” or “the Company”) recently filed two Ex Parte letters (see Letter 1 and Letter 2), recounting its meetings with Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) staff last week to discuss its pending Request for Review and Petition for Declaratory Ruling seeking relief
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Last month, the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC” or “Commission”) Wireline Competition Bureau (“WCB”) issued an Order clarifying that “the nature of the traffic carried on a private line […] is the primary determinant of the proper jurisdictional assignment of the
The FCC’s new privacy rules were the latest casualties of the Trump Administration’s deregulatory agenda this week as Congress voted to eliminate the rules. After receiving a slight majority vote in the Senate, a resolution overturning the FCC’s privacy rules
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai endorsed two major policy initiatives last week seeking to reduce international reporting requirements and disrupt illegal robocalling. The release of the new Notices of Proposed Rulemaking signals to industry observers that the period
Keep Track of TCPA Developments at the FCC by Downloading Our March 2017 TCPA Compliance Monitoring Report Last year, the Supreme Court held that the violation of a statutory right alone does not satisfy the Constitution’s standing requirements absent a particularized and concrete injury,
Have Questions? We Have Answers! We welcome communications and Internet of Things businesses to submit your privacy and data security questions to be answered at our upcoming free, live webinar Privacy and data security have met a regulatory crossroads. The FCC recently
As Trump Administration Promises Deregulation, Should You Still Prioritize Privacy and Data Security?
In 2017, businesses face growing uncertainty when deciding whether to prioritize privacy and data security compliance. The latest state of affairs is a study in contrasts: The FCC’s latest privacy framework is under threat. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released a joint
Consumer electronics are integral parts of the Internet of Things (“IoT”). Manufacturers are designing and marketing consumer electronic devices that can perform functions that were unheard of only a year or so ago. The exponential growth of IoT is, in
Data Privacy/Security Webinar: Setting Your Compliance Priorities in an Era of Promised Deregulation
Register Now Join The CommLaw Group for a Free, Live Webinar on the Key Privacy and Data Security Challenges Facing your Business in 2017 Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. Eastern Registration Link: httpss://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/552932684276899331 Questions? We have answers!
ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS: Important Guidance on the Proper Regulatory Treatment of Various International Call Path Scenarios The FCC has provided very little guidance to assist international service providers in correctly categorizing international service revenues for Form 499-A reporting purposes.
The Internet of Things (“IoT”) is turning into a security nightmare. More than 1 billion malware detections and incidents, affecting more than 100 million IoT devices, occurred during the June-November 2016 time period alone. And, without IoT suppliers implementing the
Let’s face it, managing multi-jurisdictional taxes is time-consuming and confusing. That’s why Rev.io has teamed up with industry leading tax engines and partners to help automate complicated tax calculation and advise providers about tax optimization. Join us on Thursday, March 16th at 1pm
UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND: FCC’s Wholesaler-Reseller Exemption Requirements – A Practical Guide to Compliance Through the years, both our law firm and its affiliated consulting arm, The Commpliance Group, have represented hundreds of telecommunications and VoIP service providers with an assortment of legal
Part 3 of a 3-part Series Authored by Allison D. Rule, Partner, and Alex I. Schneider, Associate, Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group This three-part series builds on the predictions made by Jonathan Marashlian in his December 9, 2016 article titled 9 Areas
Join The CommLaw Group and The Commpliance Group at Telestrategies Communications Tax Conference in Miami!
You are cordially invited to join The CommLaw Group and The Commpliance Group at the 2017 Telestrategies Communications Tax Conference being held in Miami from May 15th– 17th. Managing Partner, Jonathan Marashlian, will moderate a panel discussion with two members of President Trump’s FCC
Nate Hardy, head of the Communications Media Law practice at Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, has been named a “Top Lawyer” by Cablefax, a news organization that delivers comprehensive coverage of business developments affecting the cable, broadband and digital markets. Cablefax’s inaugural Top Lawyers
Part 2 of a 3-Part Series Authored by Allison D. Rule, Partner, Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group This three-part series builds on the predictions made by Jonathan Marashlian in his December 9, 2016 article titled 9 Areas of Communications Law Policy
Part 1 of a 3-Part Series Authored by Allison D. Rule, Partner, Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group In a move predicted by industry insiders, President Trump appointed Ajit Pai as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) in
NTIA Grants IoT Stakeholders Additional Time to Comment on Policies that Could Make or Break Their Businesses
In response to numerous requests for additional time, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) has extended the deadline for Internet of Things (“IoT”) stakeholders to submit comments that will be instrumental in shaping crucial U.S. policies on IoT. This proceeding will