Communications Law Bulletin, March 2009



*The Month in Brief

*Genachowski, Adelstein Nominations Advance

*All Eyes Turn to Broadband Grant Programs in March

*FCC Continues to Revise DTV Rules as Transition Looms

*State Commissions Address Carriers’ Interconnection Rights

*Enforcement Actions Address Unlicensed and Unauthorized Service Issues

*Legislative Developments

*Net Neutrality Issues Revived in Broadband Stimulus Debate

*FCC Overhauls Submarine Cable Regulatory Fees

*Wireless Developments

..FCC Rejects Another STA Request for Prison Demonstrations of Jamming Technologies

..Appeals Court Rejects AWS-3 Challenge by M2Z

..Legislation Would Mandate Inventory of Spectrum

..Wireless Medical Devices Receive More Spectrum; Additional Spectrum May Be Allocated

*States Consider Deregulating Telephone Services and Abolishing State Universal Service Support

*FCC Parental-Control Inquiry Spans TV, Wireless, Satellite, and Internet

*Universal Service Developments

..Lawmakers Support Extending USF Support To Broadband

..FCC Waives Limitation on Uncapped High-Cost Support for Tribal Lands

..FCC Issues Orders to Help Encourage Wireless Lifeline Services

..USF Contribution Factor Fluctuates Dramatically

..FCC Revises the Form 499-A

*Upcoming Deadlines for Your Calendar

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