Communications Law Bulletin, July 2009



*The Month in Brief

*D.C. Circuit Upholds FCC Forbearance Decision

*FCC Announces National Broadband Plan Schedule; NTIA/RUS Open First Round of Applications for Stimulus Funding

..FCC Announces National Broadband Plan Implementation Schedule

..NTIA and RUS Issue Notice of Funds Availability for Stimulus Funds

..Comment Sought Under Broadband Data Improvement Act *Legislative Developments

..Private Broadband Investment Bill Introduced

..Spectrum Inventory Bills

..Senate Continues to Debate Cell Phone Jamming Bill

*FCC Seeking Comment on Spectrum Allocation for Medical Body Area Networks

*Deregulation and Rule Streamlining Continue at State Level

*Telecommunications Industry Comes Under Antitrust Scrutiny

*New Chairman Focuses on FCC Public Safety Preparedness

*Corrections Departments File Rulemaking Petition to Allow Cell Phone Jamming in Prisons

*Universal Service Fund Developments

..Congressional Committee Reports

..AT&T USF Contribution Methodology Petition

..Nebraska/Kansas Intrastate VoIP USF Petition

*Upcoming Deadlines for Your Calendar

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