Communications Law Bulletin - June 2008


In this issue:

*The Month in Brief

* FCC Adjusts Maximum Forfeiture Amounts

* FCC Adopts New Broadband Reporting Obligations

* HAC Service Agent Designation

* State Developments: California Debates Broadband Reporting Requirements and Privacy Legislation While New York Considers Amending Merger Review Authority

* Wireless Developments

* FCC Releases Contentious FNPRM on Service Rules for Additional Advanced Wireless Service Spectrum

* Commissioners Continue to Debate Skype “Carterfone” Petition

* FCC May Consider Item on Early Termination Fees as Early as July

* Sprint Nextel Provided Some 800 MHz Rebanding Relief

* Net Neutrality Issues Remain in Spotlight in Various Countries

* FCC Enforcement Activity Continues at an Intense Pace

* Senate Passes Bill Opening 911 Systems to VoIP Providers

* FCC Extends Do-Not-Call Registry Indefinitely

* Communications Practice Group Attorney Publishes New Privacy Law Book

* Video Competition Developments: Louisiana Pursues Video Franchise Reform

* Private Equity Firms Agree to Flip Alltel to Verizon Wireless

* Justice Department Imposes Conditions on Verizon-RCC Merger

* Chairman Martin Endorses XM-Sirius Merger with Voluntary Conditions

* A la Carte Programming

* Public Interest and Qualified Entity Channels

* Service to Puerto Rico

* Interoperable Receivers

* Rates

* Universal Service Reform Developments

* Industry Sharply Divided on FCC Universal Service Reform Proposals

* House Telecommunications Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Universal Service Policy Goals and Reform Issues

* Upcoming Deadlines for Your Calendar

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