Communications Law Bulletin -- May 2007


Communications Law Bulletin -- May 2007

The Month in Brief

Court Upholds Expansion of USF Obligations to Interconnected VoIP Providers

FCC Implements Katrina Panel Recommendations

States Continue to Jump into Net Neutrality Fray

Video Franchise Reform Continues

Broadcast and Media Developments

Private Equity Firms to Buy Alltel in Largest Telecom Leveraged Buyout Ever

Vonage Argues for New Trial in Patent Dispute with Verizon

Recent FCC Orders Reflect Aggressive Enforcement Efforts

FCC Proposes to Tighten Enhanced 911 Accuracy and Reliability Requirements for Wireless and VoIP


Legislative Developments

Satellite Developments

State Legislatures Continue to Address VoIP and Telemarketing Issues

California Continues Its Efforts to Align Its Regulations with Its Pro-Competitive Telecommunications


Are You an Auction “Applicant”? Not Knowing Could Be Costly

Auction Updates:

Small Business Administration Weighs In, Seeking Stay of Designated Entity Rules

AWS Oral Arguments

Google “Searches” for Dynamic Auction Mechanisms

Still No FCC Pleading Cycle for Sirius-XM Merger

Third Circuit Holds that Interconnection Agreement Disputes Must Be Heard by State Public Utility

Commissions, Not Federal Courts

FCC Seeks Comment on Recommendation to Cap Competitive ETC Funding and Chairman Martin

Establishes Tentative Timeframe for USF Contribution Reform

Upcoming Deadlines for Your Calendar

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