Communications Law Bulletin, May 2009


Communications Law Bulletin, May 2009

*The Month in Brief

*FCC, NTIA Nomination Processes Advance

*Frontier Communications to Acquire Verizon Assets

*AT&T to Acquire Verizon Wireless Assets

*D.C. Circuit Upholds FCC’s Ban on Exclusive Cable Agreements

*Trend towards Telecommunications Network Outsourcing Continues

*Recent Consent Orders Reflect Strict Enforcement Approach

*Intercarrier Interconnection and Compensation Developments

..Eighth Circuit Interconnection Decision

..MAP Mobile Order

*FCC Adopts Consumer Protection Measures by Imposing Discontinuance Requirements on VoIP Providers and Shortening Porting Interval

..VoIP Discontinuance

..Porting Interval

*Wireless Developments: Maryland Seeks Wireless Jamming Test

*FCC Eliminates Conditions from Satellite Earth Station Licenses

*May Communications Legislative Developments

*FCC Releases Annual Regulatory Fee Proposals

*Broadcast Developments: Supreme Court Remands Janet Jackson Case to 3rd Circuit; FCC Improved Data Gathering on Minority- and Female-Owned Broadcast Stations; Arbitron NOI Released.

*Alabama and Tennessee Deregulate Basic Telephone Services *Upcoming Deadlines for Your Calendar

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