Communications Law Bulletin -- April, 2007


Communications Law Bulletin -- April, 2007

?? The Month in Brief

?? FCC Releases Tough New CPNI Rules That Could Require Substantial Modifications to Some Carriers’ Practices

?? Broadcast Issues Have High Profile at FCC in April

?? Lawmakers Attempt to Strengthen E911 Access

?? Federal Trade Commission Wants to Regulate Common Carriers

?? Department of Justice Requests More Information on XM-Sirius Merger

?? Supreme Court Upholds Private Right of Action to Enforce FCC Regulations

?? Text of Net Neutrality NOI Released, Setting Pleading Cycle for What Promises to Be a Lively Debate

?? Legislative Developments

?? FCC Releases Annual Regulatory Fee NPRM

?? Congressional Pressure Continues on USF Reform While Joint Board Expected to Recommend

Capping High-Cost Distributions

?? Video Franchise Developments

?? Recent Wireless Developments

?? FCC Adopts Order and Further Notice Regarding 700 MHz Band

?? Oral Arguments for AWS Auction Appeal Scheduled

?? Proceeding Terminated Regarding Use of Cellular Phones on Airplanes

?? FCC Acts on Wireless Hearing Aid Compatibility Waivers

?? FCC Begins Inquiries on Broadband Data and Deployment

?? State Developments

?? State Legislatures Continue to Address VOIP-Related Issues

?? Developments in the Missouri Complaint Against Comcast’s VOIP Service

?? California CPUC Revives Its Service Quality Rulemaking

?? Other State Regulatory News

?? Upcoming Deadlines for Your Calendar

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