Communications Law Bulletin, September, 2007


In this issue:

DOJ Takes Late Stance Opposing Net Neutrality Requirements

FCC Relaxes Regulation of BOC Long Distance Services

Recent Developments in the Wireless Industry

The FCC Rejects 2.1 GHz Band Applications in Favor of a Rulemaking

Parties Challenge Provisions of 700 MHz Order

The FCC Adopts PSAP-Level E911 Location Accuracy Testing Requirements

Recent Developments Regarding the Universal Service Fund

The FCC Strengthens Oversight of the USF Programs

The USF Contribution Factor Slightly Decreases to 11 Percent

Sprint Settles for $30 Million in USF Surcharges Case

USF Joint Board Releases Statement on Comprehensive Reform of the High-Cost Program

Broadband Forbearance Proceedings Subject of Intense Focus at FCC

Proposed Forfeitures Totaling over $50,000,000 Highlight Aggressive FCC Enforcement Activity

Federal Appeals Court Rules that States Lack Authority to Regulate Rates or Impose Requirements

Under Section 271

The FCC Built a Disaster Information System; Will Communications Companies Come?

Third Circuit Skeptical of FCC’s Super Bowl Fine

FCC Chairman Martin Serves Up DTV Dual-carriage Concessions

FCC Authorizes Use of Fixed Microwave Antennas in the 11 GHz Band

House Subcommittee Conducts Hearing on E911 Legislation, While Other Measures Are Introduced in


FCC Extends Ban on Exclusive Programming Deals; Delays Cable Franchising Order

FCC Begins to Pay Attention to Consumer Concerns over Early Termination Fees

State Regulatory Developments

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