Communications Law Bulletin, January 2008


Communications Law Bulletin, January 2008

In this issue:

The Month in Brief

President Renominates Commissioner Adelstein

Forbearance Controversy Continues in Washington

Net Neutrality Isn’t Dead Yet…

FCC Revises Slamming Rules

Universal Service Fund Developments

FCC Clarifies Toll Revenue Requirements for USF Contribution Purposes

Proposed Order Would Cap High-Cost USF Support

Appropriations Act Extends USF Accounting Exemption and Prohibits Primary Line Restrictions

FCC Inspector General Reports That Additional Oversight of the USF Is Necessary

The USF Contribution Factor Decreases to 10.2 Percent

Wireless Carriers End Seven-Year Tax Feud with Missouri Cities

FCC Seeks Comment on Satellite Radio and WCS Issues

Wireless Developments

Bids Start Rolling in for the 700 MHz Auction

CMRS Competition Report Stalled

FCC Seeks Comment on Cellphone Alerts

FCC Adopts New Media Ownership Rules

FCC DTV Transition Plan?

More Broadcast News

Happenings on the Hill

Chairman Martin Defends FCC Processes

Verizon – FairPoint Merger Slowly Obtaining the Necessary Regulatory Approvals

FCC Closes Out 2007 and Starts the New Year with a Flurry of Enforcement Activity

Austin Hughes Solutions, Inc. NAL

Satamatics, Inc. NAL

BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc. Consent Decree

The Hot Lead LLC NAL

Mexico Marketing, LLC NAL

ABC Indecency NAL

Access Charge Issues Continue to Engage the FCC

State Regulatory Developments

California Broadband Task Force Issues Its Report

Video Competition Developments

FCC Releases Text of Controversial Dual-Carriage Order

After a Long Wait, FCC Imposes Cable Ownership Cap; Effect on Telcos Unclear

State Video Franchising Reform Developments

Private Equity Update

Upcoming Deadlines for Your Calendar

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