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House Commerce Committee Members Introduce Video Policy Bills - Last Thursday, December 12, two members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced video reform legislation that would eliminate or reform a...more

FCC Explores Opportunities to Expedite Deployment of Wireless Broadband Facilities

On September 27, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“Notice”) directed at expediting the deployment of wireless broadband facilities. Currently, parties seeking to...more

Auction 96 - FCC Prepares for Upcoming H Block Spectrum Auction

The FCC – pursuant to a 2012 Congressional mandate – will be prepared to auction the recently-cleared H-block spectrum as early as January 14, 2014. The spectrum will be auctioned as 5 MHz pairs, with each license having a...more

OIG Publishes Audit of Outpatient Therapy Services Seeking Return of $3.1 Million in Reimbursements

In June 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Investigator General (OIG) published a review of its audit of an outpatient therapy services provider. The OIG concluded that the outpatient therapy...more

Capital Thinking Updates - June 24, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health...more

"Consultation On Considerations Relating To Transfers, Divisions, And Subordinate Licensing Of Spectrum Licences" (Translation:...

An earlier post had discussed the issuance earlier this Spring of Industry Canada's new licensing framework for the Mobile Broadband Services (MBS) 700 MHz Band. As that post explained, the objective of the framework is to...more

Industry Canada Releases Its Licensing Framework For Mobile Broadband Services (MBS)

Industry Canada has issued its licensing framework for the Mobile Broadband Services (MBS) 700 MHz Band. The release of the framework follows the consultation process undertaken by the Department in April of 2012. The ...more

Industry Canada Makes Significant Announcements Impacting the Wireless Industry

On March 7, 2013, Industry Minister Christian Paradis made a number of significant announcements impacting the wireless industry in Canada “to increase competition in the wireless sector, providing Canadians with more choices...more

FCC Opens Proceeding to Explore Release of Additional Spectrum in 5 GHz Band for Use in “Gigabit” Wi-Fi Networks

On Feb. 20, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and initiated a proceeding to release 195 megahertz of additional spectrum for potential use by unlicensed devices...more

FCC Overhauls Experimental Licensing Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced a significant overhaul of its experimental licensing rules designed to make it easier for higher education institutions, manufacturers and health care facilities...more

Skadden's 2013 Insights: Regulatory

Communications Law: The Relentless Pursuit of Broadband Competition - As the Obama administration enters its second term, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) is one of many federal agencies likely...more

Telecommunications in the 113th Congress

The 112th Congress saw a lot of activity focused on new and changing technologies, but few legislative breakthroughs. Early in the year, there was significant activity around intellectual property and online piracy issues,...more

FCC Launches Incentive Auction Proceeding to Free Spectrum for Mobile Broadband and Data

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released the text of its plan to establish what has been billed as the world’s first incentive auction process to repurpose broadcast television spectrum for...more

Patton Boggs' TechComm Industry Update - May 9, 2012

In This Issue: Senate Vote on FCC Commissioners; FCC Approves TV Channel Sharing as a Precursor to Incentive Auctions; FCC to Hold Channel Sharing Workshop; Walden and Eshoo Announce Creation of Bipartisan Federal...more

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