This Telecom Deadlines and Headlines advises you of upcoming deadlines for various reporting requirements and recaps recent FCC, judicial, and legislative actions on issues ranging from USF calculations, wireless cramming, the TCPA, and the E-rate program.
This Telecom Deadlines and Headlines advises you of fast-approaching deadlines for various reporting requirements, and recaps recent court and agency action on TCPA and broadband issues.
This Telecom Deadlines and Headlines advises you of the latest TRS factor and the deadlines to submit CAF Phase II challenges and 499-Qs, and recaps the most recent TCPA court decisions.
The US Supreme Court ruled last week that Aereo, an online video streaming service, violates the federal Copyright Act by performing copyrighted works publicly without the permission of the copyright owners. The decision in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. resolves one of the most contentious issues in copyright law and hands a major victory to television broadcasters, who argued that a ruling for Aereo would undermine the copyright licensing framework that has governed cable television for almost four decades.
This Telecom Deadlines and Headlines addresses upcoming changes in various regulatory fees, highlights upcoming industry events, and recaps recent FCC action on cell phone jammers and the E-rate program.
This Telecom Deadlines & Headlines reminds you of the upcoming adjustments to the FCC’s new application filing fees, highlights upcoming telecom industry events, and recaps recent FCC and judicial activity on rural call-completion and TCPA issues.
This Telecom Deadlines & Headlines reminds you of upcoming events at the FTC on mobile security and FCC on 911 reliability and inmate calling services reform, highlights upcoming industry events, and recaps recent judicial action on SMS price-fixing and TCPA issues.
On May 15, 2014, the FCC adopted, by 3-2 vote along party lines, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking to replace the recently vacated Open Internet rules. The NPRM has been the subject of much debate recently, and deliberations among the Democratic Commissioners apparently went down to the wire. Initial Comments are due July 15, 2014, and Reply Comments are due September 10, 2014.
The NPRM discusses several potential Commission rules or holdings:
This Telecom Deadlines & Headlines reminds you of the FCC’s imminent meeting on the Open Internet NPRM, highlights upcoming industry events, and recaps recent judicial and FTC action on various privacy issues.
On May 5, 2014, Mozilla, the nonprofit corporation that made the Firefox browsing platform, filed a Petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would in part resolve the upcoming Net Neutrality rulemaking. Carefully timed to be filed ten days before the FCC considers the tentative rules Chairman Tom Wheeler felt compelled to defend in writing, the Petition asks the FCC to classify and regulate “remote delivery service” as telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act. We explained the significance of the Title II “common carrier” classification in this prior client alert.
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