Communications Law Bulletin, October 2008


In this issue:

*The Month in Brief

*FCC Streamlines Satellite Earth Station License Process

*California Passes New Broadband and Prepaid Services Laws and Considers Copper Loop Retirement Issues

*FCC Clarifies ?Junk Fax? Requirements

*Pending Mergers Advance to Open Meeting Agenda

*Wireless Developments

*Petitions for Rulemakings

*Dual-Mode Phone 911 Obligations NOT Addressed in FCC Order Implementing NET 911 Act

*Limits on Taxpayer Right to Recover Tax Costs Through Line Item Surcharges

*FCC Implements NET 911 Act

*FCC Activates System for Filing of 911/E911 Reports

*Legislative Developments

*Senate Bill Directs FCC to Take a Fresh Look at Content Blocking Technologies

*Commerce Committee to Report on FCC Processes

*President Signs Broadband Mapping Bill on October 10

*FCC Investigating Whether Military Analysts Interviewed on Broadcast News Programs Received Improper Consideration from the Pentagon

*FCC Chairman Martin Circulates Draft Intercarrier Compensation and Universal Service Reform Plan to Be Adopted at November 4 Open Meeting

*Upcoming Deadlines for Your Calendar

Please see full Bulletin for more information.

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