Kristin Berkland

Kristin Berkland

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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FCC Enters Into First Consent Decree with a Cable Operator Over Privacy Breach

Demonstrating an increasing trend of actively pursuing non-traditional violations of its Customer Proprietary Network Information (“CPNI”) and data privacy rules, the FCC reached a settlement last week with Cox...more

11/10/2015 - Consent Decrees Cox Communications Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) Data Breach FCC Security and Privacy Controls

Efaxers Beware! FCC Finds Efaxes Subject to Consumer Protections of TCPA and JFPA

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) has released a declaratory ruling holding that a type of fax that contains unsolicited advertisements – an “efax” – is subject to the consumer protections of the...more

9/7/2015 - Advertising Faxes FCC Popular TCPA Unsolicited Faxes

FCC Open Internet Advisory Procedures - Possibilities and Potential Pitfalls

As we head into this long holiday weekend, the FCC gives us something to think about. To seek guidance or not to seek guidance, that is the question. Today, the FCC released its Open Internet Advisory Opinion Procedures....more

7/3/2015 - Advisory Opinions Broadband FCC Internet Mobile Broadband Services Open Internet Rules

Companies at New Risk from Tighter FCC Robocall Regulations

On June 18, 2015, the FCC adopted stronger consumer protections against robocalls and spam texts. The new regulations are a response to hundreds of thousands of consumer complaints about robocalls. The new rules under the...more

6/22/2015 - Advertising Consent Do Not Call List FCC New Regulations Robocalling TCPA Text Messages

Six Important Things for Telecommunications Providers to Know When Filing the 2015 FCC Form 499-A

It’s that time again. Spring is in the air, the birds are chirping, the days are longer, and telecommunications providers are required to complete their FCC Forms 499-A, reporting historical revenues for calendar year 2014....more

3/13/2015 - FCC Filing Requirements Telecommunications

Lower Burden for Wholesalers to Prove Revenue from Resellers

As a general matter, a wholesale provider may meet the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) reasonable expectation standard and establish revenue from resellers in one of two ways: (1) follow all of the guidance in the...more

7/30/2014 - FCC Safe Harbors Telecommunications Wholesale

Highlights of Changes to 2014 FCC Forms 499-A and 499-Q

On January 31, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC” or “Commission”) released the 2014 FCC Forms 499-A and 499-Q and accompanying instructions....more

2/5/2014 - FCC Filing Requirements Safe Harbors Telecommunications

FCC Sets Comment Deadlines for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Environmental and Historic Review Processes for Small Cell and...

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) recently released a Public Notice setting comment deadlines for its September 26, 2013 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) on improving wireless facilities...more

1/15/2014 - Cell Towers Environmental Policies FCC Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Infrastructure NEPA NHPA Telecommunications Wireless Technology

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