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Telecom Deadlines and Headlines

This Telecom Deadlines and Headlines advises you of upcoming deadlines for various reporting requirements and comment cycles, and recaps recent agency and judicial actions regarding the TCPA, TSR, and USF exemption certificates.

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Comment Cycle Opens September 3 for Draft of Eligible Services for E-rate Support in 2015

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Telecom Deadlines and Headlines

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.

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Connect America Fund Phase II Challenges Due August 14, 2014

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Telecom Deadlines and Headlines

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.

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International Traffic Reports Due July 31, 2014

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Telecom Deadlines and Headlines

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.

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FCC Announces TRS Factor for Fund Year Beginning July 1, 2014

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Equipment Manufacturers, Telecommunications & Technology Agreements
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Supreme Court Says Aereo Violates the Copyright Act

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.

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Telecom Deadlines and Headlines

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.

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Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Proposed NANPA Contribution Factor and Fund Estimate, effective June 27, 2014

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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.

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FCC Announces July 3, 2014 Effective Date for New Application Filing Fees

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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.

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Mobile Security Comments Due to FTC by May 30, 2014

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Comments Due July 15, 2014, in FCC Open Internet Proceeding

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:

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Telecom Deadlines and Headlines

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.

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FCC Open Commission Meeting, May 15, 2014

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