Communications Law Bulletin, July/August 2007


In this issue:

No Summer Vacation for FCC Enforcement Activity

Senate Committee Approves Broadband, Number Porting, Broadcast Indecency, and Parental Control

Bills, While Additional Measures are Introduced in Congress

Wireline Competition Bureau Suspends and Investigates Switched Access Tariffs of 41 Rural Carriers

and Prohibits Call Blocking Arising from “Traffic Pumping” Dispute

New 700 MHz Band and Automatic Roaming Rules Apply to the Wireless Industry

700 MHz Band – New Rules Adopted and Auction Scheduled

New Automatic Roaming Rules

FCC Sets Annual Regulatory Fee Deadline and Orders Interconnected Voice Over Internet Protocol

(“VoIP”) Providers to Contribute

FCC Revises EAS Rules and Gives Broadcasters and Minority Groups Additional Time to Compromise

on How to Alert Non-English Speakers

Courts Find Unilateral Changes to Web-Based Terms and Conditions and Prohibitions on Class Action

Lawsuits by Consumers Unconscionable

Third Circuit Finally Resolves Core v. Verizon

State Regulatory and Legislative Activity

Federal Court Rules that Arizona May Not Include Unbundling Requirements in Interconnection


Private Equity Update

FCC Releases NPRM Promoting Adoption of Two-Way CableCARD Standard and Grants Waivers of

Its Set-Top Box Security Integration Ban

FTC Urges Caution on Net Neutrality as Battle Shifts Focus

FCC Reminds Licensees of Bankruptcy Requirements

AT&T’s IPTV Offering Is a Cable Service; Video Franchising Reform Continues to Make Progress in

Several States

Summer Broadcast Developments Heat Up

Upcoming Deadlines for Your Calendar

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