Communications Law Bulletin, October 2009



*The Month in Brief

*Commission Starts Promised Net Neutrality Proceeding *Information Overload? FCC Continues Amassing Public Comment on National Broadband Plan

*Wireless Developments

..Chairman Genachowski Announces FCC Plans to Spur Wireless Development

..CTIA Asks That 800 MHz of Spectrum Be Reallocated for Commercial Broadband Use

..New Technologies Allow for More Efficient Tower Monitoring

*Tip Box: USF Support Payments to Be Made Electronically

*FCC Considers Increasing USF Support for Incumbents Losing Access Lines

*October 2009 Legislative Developments in Brief

*Wireline Bureau Declines to Preempt Texas Commission Over Failure to Resolve VoIP Interconnection Issues

*Justice Department Approves AT&T Acquisition of Centennial *FCC Launches NOI on Protecting Children and Empowering Parents with Respect to Digital Media

*Traffic-Pumping Issues Receive Attention from the FCC and Congress

*Upcoming Deadlines for Your Calendar

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