Communications Law Bulletin -- June 2007


In this issue:

The Month in Brief

Congress Continues to Introduce Targeted Bills

Second Circuit Vacates FCC Order Finding “Fleeting Expletives” Indecent

Video Franchise Bills Continue to Move Ahead in the States, While Request for Stay Filed at Federal Level

XM-Sirius Merger Comment Date Approaches, FCC Opens Related Rulemaking

Eighth Circuit Upholds IntraMTA Rule

Net Neutrality Proponents Target Upcoming Auction as Possible Focus of Federal Efforts, While Maine Backs Away From Explicit Rules

FCC “Pumps Up” Behringer’s Forfeiture Amount to the Tune of a $1 Million

Analog-Only TV Importers and Retailers Beware

DTV Consumers to Receive a $1.5 Billion Plus Education?

700 MHz Order Delayed Until July at the Earliest

Lawmakers Take Aim at FCC for Lack of Universal Service Reform While Appeals Court Upholds State

ETC Authority

FCC Revises and Clarifies Certain International Section 214 Rules

Post-9/11 Interim Filing Procedures Rescinded

Third Circuit Court of Appeals to Rehear Core Communications

New York and New Jersey Pass VoIP Bills

California Senate Defeats Wireless Consumer Protection Legislation

AT&T and Cox Question Potential Changes to California PUC Ex Parte Rules

FCC Preserves February 2008 Analog Sunset Date

Private Equity Firm BC Partners to Buy Intelsat

VoIP Services Subject To Disability Access And TRS Contribution Requirements

Upcoming Deadlines for Your Calendar

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