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Section 254(d) of the Act requires providers of “telecommunications services” to contribute to the federal Universal Service Fund (USF), which is used to subsidize telephone and broadband service in high-cost areas, for...more
On March 12, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission released the text of its order preempting provisions of North Carolina and Tennessee law that allow municipalities to provide broadband service but otherwise limit the...more
Should your Internet service provider be regulated in the same manner as your telephone service provider? Despite how quaint this question might sound now that many consumers bundle their ISP, telephone and television service...more
During his recent State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress “to finally pass the legislation we need to better meet the evolving threat of cyber attacks, combat identity theft, and protect our children’s...more
Application Submission Scheduled for Mid-December Through Mid-January -
The California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to approve the California Advanced Services Fund Public Housing Broadband Grant Guidelines...more
Just a month after announcing its internal investigation of possible FCPA violations, news reports indicate that a major cable company’s review will be completed or substantially completed by the first quarter of 2015. ...more
The U.S. government can get historical cell phone records, including geolocational information, from cell phone providers without a warrant, the Fifth District Court of Appeals ruled.
The appellate court reversed the trial...more
Cybersecurity initiatives are moving rapidly within the federal government and require owners and operators of critical infrastructure – including in particular Communication and Energy Systems, and those who supply and...more
On February 26, following close on the heels of the recent executive order setting forth the administration’s approach to the regulation of critical infrastructure network security, the National Institute of Standards and...more
During his State of the Union address on February 12, 2013, President Barack Obama announced his signing of a long-anticipated Executive Order on cybersecurity. After months of discussions with technology companies the...more
Deze uitspraak gaat over de verdeling van vergunningen voor het gebruik van frequentieruimte voor niet-landelijke commerciële radio-omroepen en de middengolf. Op 3 maart 2008 heeft de Minister van EL&I twaalf FM-frequenties...more
“Smart Grid” refers to the emerging effort to combine the two-way flow of electricity with the two-way flow of information to make electricity generation, delivery, and use more efficient and reliable nationwide. The Federal...more
On Dec. 23, 2010, the FCC released this controversial order on broadband industry policies. Whether the FCC has jurisdiction and power to govern this subject matter, and whether this achieves the objective of net neutrality,...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*The Month in Brief
*Chairman Genachowski Proposes to Expand and Codify Internet Openness Policy Principles
*FCC Tackles Consumer Issues
..FCC Issues NOI on Availability of Consumer Information
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On January 30, 2005, SBC agreed to acquire AT&T. Two weeks later, on February 14, 2005, Verizon agreed to acquire MCI. After its investigation, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division ("DOJ" or "Antitrust Division")...more
Authored by Chérie Kiser for presentation at the Practising Law Institute's Cable Television Law 2007: Competition in Video, Internet & Telephony, San Francisco, March 6, 2007.
Issues for cable-provided wireline and...more
This presentation, Evolving Federal Communications Policies -Recent FCC Decisions and Policy Initiatives Affecting Local Government and What to Expect from the FCC in the Coming Year Regarding Broadband Services Provided by...more
This Paper, written by Chérie R. Kiser for Law Seminars International, Local Broadband Regulation & Deployment, February 22-23, 2007, examines how recent rulings and policies adopted by the Federal Communications Commission...more
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