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Alert: When Will Video Game Software Need to Meet FCC Accessibility Requirements?

Since 2010, equipment and technology that allow consumers to communicate with each other using "advanced communications services" (ACS) has been required to provide access for consumers with disabilities. For video games,...more

Alert: FCC Proposes Big Changes to Toll Free Number Rules

The FCC has proposed rules that could affect every company that uses toll free numbers in the US, by increasing the cost to obtain those numbers and creating an open market to buy and sell those numbers. The FCC plan would...more

10/17/2017  /  Comment Period , FCC , Toll-Free Numbers

Blog: Houston is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LI

As has been the case the last several years, the FAA has announced that flights by drones will again be prohibited in a wide area around NRG Stadium in Houston, the site of Super Bowl LI on February 5. The “no drone zone”...more

Alert: Republican FCC Commissioners Fire First Shot in Next Network Neutrality Battle

In a statement released on Friday, December 16, and a letter to leaders of industry trade groups released on Monday, December 19, Michael O'Rielly and Ajit Pai, the two current Republican FCC commissioners, began the next...more

Alert: FCC Dives into Cybersecurity for Next Generation Wireless IoT Networks

The Federal Communication Commission's Bureau of Public Safety and Homeland Security has released a Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") seeking information on the best ways to secure the next generation of wireless technology, known as...more

Alert: Forecast for Trump FCC: Deregulation with Chance of Media Concentration Review

The election of Donald Trump continues to raise questions about the potential direction of regulatory policies under his administration. While much of his campaign rhetoric focused on reducing regulation, he also suggested he...more

Alert: FCC Releases Sweeping Privacy Order

The Federal Communications Commission has released a 177-page order detailing new privacy and data security rules. It is important to note that these new rules not only apply to providers of broadband internet access service...more

Alert: Internet Attacks Using IoT Devices Spur Government Calls for Improved Cybersecurity

The recent massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused major internet outages was led by an army of security cameras, digital video recorders, and other Internet of Things ("IoT") devices that had been...more

Alert: FCC Adopts Much-Anticipated Broadband Privacy Rules

As expected, today the FCC adopted new privacy rules for broadband providers. Based on the information provided at the FCC's open meeting and in its press release and fact sheet, the new rules follow the general outline of...more

Alert: Copyright Office Letter Raises New Questions About FCC Set-Top Box Proceeding

A recent letter by the US Copyright Office has raised questions about the FCC's proposal to adopt new rules intended to open up the market for cable television set-top boxes and what actions the FCC ultimately will take. The...more

Alert: FCC Opens Millimeter Wave Spectrum for 5G

At a meeting today, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") opened up an enormous new swath of wireless spectrum available for use by the next generation of cutting-edge wireless technologies. The FCC's action makes the...more

Alert: FAA Releases Small "Drone" Rule

In an historic step for the aviation industry, the FAA today adopted codified standards, the first for small unmanned aerial systems ("sUAS"). The standards themselves, however, permit little liberalization in the operational...more

Alert: DC Circuit Upholds FCC's Network Neutrality Rules

This morning, a 2-1 majority of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision upholding the 2015 Open Internet Order, which re-adopted the FCC's network neutrality rules and...more

Alert: FAA Clarifies Educational Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") has released new guidance on the use of unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS") at accredited educational institutions by students and faculty during instruction. In a clarification to...more

Alert: Coming Soon: Federal Regulation of the Internet of Things

The hands-off approach Washington has taken on regulating the Internet of Things ("IoT") may be about to change: the Department of Commerce, through its National Telecommunications and Information Administration ("NTIA"), has...more

Alert: The FCC's Internet Privacy Proposal Raises Key Issues for Online Advertising

The Federal Communications Commission plans to protect consumer privacy on the Internet by regulating Internet service providers. But the proposals, if adopted, could disrupt the Internet advertising industry. In a 147-page...more

Alert: The FCC Proposes New Internet Privacy and Data Security Rules

At its March 31, 2016 open meeting, the FCC adopted a notice seeking comment on privacy rules for Internet service providers (ISPs). The rules would govern how ISPs can collect and use information about their customers'...more

Blog: Does Your Electronic Device Meet FCC Requirements?

If you’re designing, manufacturing, or marketing a device for the US market that communicates wirelessly – using Bluetooth, WiFi, cellular or any other RF technology – or that contains a processor, that device is subject to...more

Alert: FCC Proposes New Rules for Competitive Set Top Boxes

On February 18, the FCC adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking that proposes new rules intended to open up the market for devices and software used to transmit video programming from multichannel video providers ("MVPDs") to...more

Alert: FCC Extends Exemption for Open Internet Transparency Rules for Small ISPs

In an order released late on December 15, the FCC extended the temporary exemption for smaller Internet service providers ("ISPs") from the "enhanced transparency" provisions of its March 2015 Open Internet Order through...more

Alert: FAA Announces Registration Rules for Recreational Drones

Yesterday, the FAA announced a new online registration process for unmanned aerial vehicles ("UAVs") weighing between 0.55 pounds and 55 pounds and operated for recreational purposes. The online system opens on December 21,...more

Blog: FAA Task Force Recommends Registration of Drones Over 0.55 Pounds

The FAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration Task Force has released its recommendations for registration of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The task force has proposed a registration process with three key...more

Alert: FCC Asks If "Messaging Services" Should be Subject to Regulation

The Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") has asked the public to comment on a petition seeking to subject "messaging services" to the regulations that apply to regular telephone services. The petition defines the...more

Alert: FCC Sets Dates for 2015 Broadcast Incentive Auction

The Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") has established the initial deadlines for its 2016 broadcast incentive auction—an auction that could involve the sale of up to 120 MHz of attractive low-band spectrum and draw...more

Alert: US Spectrum Auction Presents Investment Opportunity

On March 29, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") will begin its Television Broadcast Incentive Auction. Television broadcasters will first bid in a "reverse" auction to return their spectrum to the government...more

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