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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? [Audio]

Sometimes the local rules require some sort of community outreach before or during the application process – and sometimes it’s a good idea to reach out to the community whether it’s required or not. In this episode, DWT...more

FCC Releases Draft Item on Streamlining Wireless Infrastructure Deployment

On March 30, 2017, the FCC released a draft of a combined Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) and Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) (together, the “draft Notice”) designed to facilitate and accelerate the deployment of advanced...more

Wireless Legislation on the Way? [Audio]

In the current divisive political climate, there’s one thing pretty much everyone can agree on – broadband infrastructure deployment is and should remain a high priority for legislators and regulators. In this special edition...more

If Looks Could Kill … Your Wireless Siting Application [Audio]

Many (most?) wireless siting applications that face opposition involve some level of NIMBYism – but you can’t just dismiss the NIMBY naysayers and move on. In this episode, attorneys Leslie Moylan and Dan Reing identify some...more

A Valuable Discussion About Property Values [Audio]

Just about half of all American homes have cut the cord and rely only on wireless phones. Clearly, people see value in living near a cell phone tower. So how should you respond when you face opposition claiming that your...more

What’s the (Radio) Frequency Kenneth? [Audio]

A local authority can’t deny a wireless siting application based on concerns about health effects from RF emissions. But, time and again, the issue of health concerns related to RF emissions comes up during the application...more

1/6/2017

Survival of the Fittest [Audio]

Like Turkey on Thanksgiving, for some things there is just no adequate substitute. When you are siting a wireless facility, you want to show that there is no better substitute (or alternative) to your proposal. We’ve...more

1/6/2017

Mind the Gap: Establishing Need/Gap in Coverage [Audio]

Tune in to Episode 2 of this (free!) podcast series – a must-listen for wireless siting professionals who want to establish best practices for getting their wireless sites approved. Join attorneys Leslie Moylan and Dan Reing...more

Know Before You Go: Federal Standards and Pre-Application Research [Audio]

Tune in to Episode 1 of this (free!) podcast series – a must-listen for wireless siting professionals who want to establish best practices for getting their wireless sites approved. Join attorneys Leslie Moylan and Dan Reing...more

Federal Court: Virginia Municipalities Must Treat Telecommunications Providers The Same As All Other Utilities In The Public Right...

On Monday Aug. 8, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued an opinion in Crown Castle v. City of Newport News, holding that Crown Castle proved at trial that the City of Newport News violated...more

Sixth Circuit Consolidates Cases, Sets New Briefing Schedule in Appeals Involving Municipal Broadband Laws

As expected, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has consolidated the two Petition for Review proceedings brought by the states of Tennessee and North Carolina seeking review of the FCC’s order striking down provisions of...more

8/13/2015  /  Appeals , Broadband , FCC , Internet , Municipalities

FTC Seeks Public Comment on AgeCheq, Inc.’s Proposed Parental Consent Method under COPPA

The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that it seeks public comment on a new verifiable parental consent method application proposed by AgeCheq, Inc., to enable apps, websites and advertisers to obtain parental consent...more

COPPA’s “Safe Harbor” Grows with FTC’s Approval of iKeepSafe’s Self-Regulating Framework

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it approved iKeepSafe’s Safe Harbor Program application, allowing the company’s self-regulating framework to serve as a safe harbor under the Children’s Online Privacy...more

Pass or Fail? Sens. Markey and Hatch Introduce “Protecting Student Privacy Act” Seeking to Amend FERPA, Increase Protection of...

On July 30, 2014, Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., made good on his earlier promise to beef up the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) to provide heightened protections for student educational records...more

FTC Updates COPPA FAQs Again – Revisions to Part H Gives App Developers and Parents Welcomed Clarification on Parental Consent

Continuing our Blog’s updates on the Federal Trade Commission’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to the updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, we highlight that the FTC revised three portions of “Part...more

California AG Weighs in on Cybersecurity

Just as NIST completes its version 1.0 national Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, California Attorney General Kamala Harris has made clear she intends a leadership role for California. With a...more

"A" for Effort? Senator Markey Announces Latest Privacy Legislation Aimed at Protecting Student Data

On January 14, 2014, Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass) announced that he plans to introduce legislation in the coming weeks to ensure that safeguards are in place for student data shared with third parties. Citing concerns...more

Federal Lawmakers Revive Do Not Track Kids Legislation

A bipartisan, bicameral effort is again underway to extend current law and impose new restraints on the online tracking of children and teens under the age of 16. As promised, on Thursday, Nov.14, 2013, Senator Edward Markey...more

11/18/2013  /  COPPA , Do Not Track , FTC , Internet , Minors , Privacy Laws
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