Communications Law Bulletin, December 2009-January 2010


In this issue:

*The Month in Brief

*FCC Proposes Changes to Telemarketing Regulations

*Comcast and NBC Universal File for Merger Approval

*FCC Proposes Annual National Testing of Emergency Alert System

*As Open Internet Comments Roll In, D.C. Circuit Appears Skeptical of FCC's Actions Against Comcast

*Wireless Developments

..Wireless Microphones and Other Unlicensed Devices Must Vacate the 700 MHz Band by June

..FCC Order Creating “Shot Clock” for State and Local Tower Siting Review Is Challenged

..The Possible Reallocation of Broadcast Spectrum for Broadband Services Sparks Debate

..More than 9600 Paging Licenses to Be Auctioned

..Specifications for Wireless Alert System Are Announced

..DOJ Ends Antitrust Inquiry into Text Messaging

..FCC Seeks Comment on Signal Amplification Techniques

..Signal Jamming Company Seeks New STA

*Tip Box: New FCC Location for Paper Filings

*Telecom Legislative Developments in Brief

*FCC Asks for Extension Until March of Delivery for National Broadband Plan; Broadband Mapping Grant Awards

*Issued on Rolling Basis

*Intercarrier Compensation Developments

*Recent Enforcement Actions Cover a Wide Range of Activities

*Universal Service Developments

*FCC Closes “Terrestrial Loophole” to Promote Competitive Program Access

*Public Interest Groups File Petition for Rulemaking to Establish Common Set-Top Box Gateway

*Upcoming Deadlines for Your Calendar

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