Communications Law Bulletin, November 2009



*The Month in Brief

*Commission Seeks Appropriate Analytical Framework for Special Access Review

*More Congressional Reaction to Net Neutrality Proposals

*Significant Enforcement Actions Illustrate the Risk of Disregarding FCC Requirements

..Global NAPs NAL

..Next-G Consent Decree

*Recent Traffic Pumping Developments

..Google Response to Wireline Competition Bureau Inquiry

..Federal Court Injunction against Implementation of Qwest Decision

*AT&T and Centennial Close Their Deal

*Tip Box: New FCC Docket Number for Eligible Telecommunications Carrier Matters

*Universal Service Developments

..Draft of the Universal Service Reform Act of 2009 Is Introduced in the House

..FCC Proposes to Require E-Rate Funded Schools to Educate Minors Regarding Online Social Interactions

*Wireless Developments

..“Shot Clock” Established for State and Local Tower Siting Review

..GAO Asked To Study Spectrum Issues

..BRS Auction Concludes

*Other Legislative Developments: Satellite Authorization, Prepaid Calling Cards, and Wireless ETFs

*Broadband Developments: FCC Continues Massive Data Gathering as National Broadband Plan Deadline Looms; Administrative Delays Affect Release of Broadband Stimulus Funds

*Upcoming Deadlines for Your Calendar

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