Rebecca Jacobs

Rebecca Jacobs

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

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EEO Program Annual Reports Due by September 30, 2015

This is a reminder that all MVPDs must file their Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Program Annual Report by September 30th. In addition, specific MVPDs identified by the Commission must complete the Supplementary...more

8/20/2015 - Annual Reports EEO Employees Entrepreneurs Equal Opportunities Job Applicants MVPD Record Retention

FCC Closes Loopholes and Expands Telephone Consumer Protection Act “TCPA” Consumer Protections in Declaratory Ruling and Order

On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) Declaratory Ruling and Order (“TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order” or “Order”) offering...more

7/20/2015 - Auto-Dialed Calls Call Blocking Common Carriers Declaratory Rulings Exemptions FCC Opt-Outs Prior Express Consent Reassigned Phone Numbers Revocation Robocalling Smartphones TCPA Telecommunications Text Messages Texting VoIP Wireless Devices Wireless Industry

FCC Seeks Comment on Small Business Exemption From Open Internet Enhanced Transparency Requirements

The FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau is seeking comment on the “Small Business Exemption from the enhanced transparency requirements adopted in the 2015 Open Internet Order. The exemption is currently in effect...more

7/9/2015 - Broadband Comment Period Disclosure Requirements FCC Open Internet Rules Small Business Transparency

FCC Fines AT&T $100,000,000 for Violation of Transparency Rule

In a recent enforcement action, the FCC fined AT&T $100,000,000 for violations of the Open Internet Transparency Rule (“Transparency Rule”). The Notice of Apparent Liability (“NAL”) for Forfeiture and Order stated that AT&T...more

7/1/2015 - AT&T Broadband Corporate Fines Data Plan FCC Mobile Broadband Services Open Internet Rules Transparency

Consistent With Precedent, FCC Finds Violation of Competitive Bidding Rules Where Price Is Not Primary Factor

In a newly released Order, the FCC upheld a Universal Service Administrative Company finding that a school district had violated the Commission’s competitive bidding rules by failing to weigh price as the primary factor in...more

5/8/2013 - Competitive Bidding Contract Price FCC Vendors

FCC Seeks Comment on Healthcare Connect Fund Clarification

The Wireline Competition Bureau is seeking comment on a petition filed by the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) for reconsideration and clarification of the FCC’s recent Rural Health Care Support Mechanism Order....more

5/2/2013 - FCC Healthcare Rural Health Care Program Rural Health Care Providers

FCC Sets Comment Dates for Bundled Components Public Notice

The Wireline Competition Bureau has set the comment and reply comment deadlines for the Bundled Components Public Notice discussed below....more

4/29/2013 - Ancillary Agreements E-Rates FCC Public Comment Service Contracts

FCC Seeks Comment on Bundled Components for E-rate

Executive Summary: The Wireline Competition Bureau (“Bureau”) is seeking comment on proposed clarifications to the treatment of ineligible devices when bundled with E-rate eligible components....more

4/18/2013 - Bundling Rules Cost Allocation E-Rates End-Users FCC Service Contracts

Federal Communications Commission Expands Availability of 400 Million Dollar Rural Health Care Support Mechanism

Executive Summary: The Federal Communications Commission has released an Order significantly expanding access to $400 million in funds available to health care providers for more accessible and affordable broadband services....more

1/8/2013 - Broadband FCC mHealth Rural Health Care Program Telemedicine

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