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Reminder: FCC Filings Due on or Before February 1, 2018

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Form 499-Q Quarterly Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet - Carriers and providers of interstate and international telecommunications, including, but not limited to, interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers,...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - December 2017

by Burr & Forman on

As the SEC’s cyber unit files its first complaint against an Initial Coin Offering ("ICO"), Birmingham Associate Fob James examines the future of ICOs on our Securities Litigation Blog. Please see full E-Note below for...more

Alert: CRTC Seeks Comments on Its Reseller Registration Obligation

On December 15, 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published a Notice of Consultation in connection with its upcoming review of non-carrier (i.e., telecommunications reseller)...more

TCPA Case Law Update

by Vedder Price on

Every month or so, we review all Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. 227, et seq. (“TCPA”), decisions across the country to stay abreast of developments as we defend these cases throughout the United States. In this...more

Massachusetts District Court Finds VoIP Service is Not Cellular Service Per Se Under the TCPA

by Burr & Forman on

In Breda v. Cellco Partnership, No. 16-11512-DJC, 2017 WL 5586661 (D. Ma. Nov. 17, 2017), the plaintiff, Robin Breda (“Plaintiff”) claimed Cellco Partnership (“Cellco”) violated § 227(b)(1) of the Telephone Consumer...more

Recent Decision Finds Calls to VoIP Service Outside the Scope of TCPA

by Locke Lord LLP on

The latest decision in the ongoing dispute over whether calls placed to numbers assigned to voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Action (TCPA) went in favor of TCPA...more

FCC Closes Loopholes and Expands Telephone Consumer Protection Act “TCPA” Consumer Protections in Declaratory Ruling and Order

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) Declaratory Ruling and Order (“TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order” or “Order”) offering...more

October 2017 FCC Meeting Recap: FCC Establishes Volume Control Standards for Wireline, ACS and Wireless Handsets

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

At the Federal Communication Commission’s (Commission’s) monthly meeting on October 24, 2017, the Commissioners approved a Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration (Order) updating Commission rules regarding hearing aid...more

Dialing 911 From Offices or Hotels - Potential New Regulations

The FCC is assessing whether additional federal regulations are needed to ensure that workers in office buildings or hotel guests have access to up-to-date 911 services when the business owner uses new IP communications...more

911 Concerns Fuel New FCC Proceeding

Imagine dialing 911 and hearing an automated voice tell you that what you have dialed is not a valid number; or reaching a 911 call center only to have emergency personnel dispatched to the wrong location. In response to such...more

Reminder: Network Outage Reporting Obligations for Communications Service Providers

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

With communications networks still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Harvey and with further network disruptions expected as Hurricane Irma makes landfall, we provide this brief reminder of the network outage reporting...more

Reminder: FCC Filings Due September 2017

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Form 477: Local Competition and Broadband Report - The Local Competition and Broadband Report, containing data as of June 30, 2017, must be filed by September 1, 2017. The report requires the submission of information...more

July 2017 FCC Meeting Recap: FCC Plans to Strengthen and Expand “Slamming” and “Cramming” Rules

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

At its July 2017 Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) designed to strengthen and expand consumer protections against “slamming” and “cramming.” Slamming...more

FCC Reinstates CPNI Privacy Regulations (and Compliance Filing Obligations) for Telecom and VoIP Service Providers

In a recent order, the FCC has reinstated its customer proprietary network information (“CPNI”) rules governing the privacy obligations of voice service providers under Section 222. This action follows the Congressional...more

TCPA Update: FCC Seeks Guidance on Proposed Robocall-Blocking Rule

Under new Chairman Ajit Pai’s leadership, the Federal Communications Commission (the “Commission”) is taking its first steps toward reforming its rules interpreting the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). On...more

Federal Communications Commission Seeks Comment on Proposed Elimination and Further Streamlining of Section 43.62 International...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On March 23, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), in IB Docket Nos. 16-131 and 17-55, seeking comment on proposals to eliminate and further...more

FCC Proposes Eliminating Annual International Traffic and Revenue Report and Streamlining Annual Circuit Capacity Report

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

At its March 23, 2017 Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) voted unanimously to adopt a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on a proposal to reduce certain reporting...more

Reminder: FCC Form 499-A Worksheet and Annual Accessibility Recordkeeping Compliance Certification Filings Due April 3, 2017

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Form 499-A Annual Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet - All intrastate, interstate and international providers of telecommunications within the United States, including, but not limited to, VoIP providers,...more

Reminder: FCC Accessibility Recordkeeping Certification Required by April 1, 2017

Through a recent Public Notice, the FCC reminded entities that provide traditional telecommunications services, interconnected VoIP, advanced communications services (ACS) (which includes non-interconnected VoIP, electronic...more

UPDATE: FCC Extends Form 477 Deadline Due to Technical Issues

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On February 24, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission issued a Public Notice extending indefinitely the deadline to submit the FCC Form 477 report due to “technical difficulties in the filing interface.” The Commission...more

Reminder: FCC Filings Due March 2017

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Form 477: Local Competition and Broadband Report - The Local Competition and Broadband Report, containing data as of December 31, 2016, must be filed by Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The report requires the submission of...more

REDIAL: 2016 TCPA Year In Review – Analysis of Critical Issues and Trends

The Sutherland TCPA team has published its third annual REDIAL: 2016 TCPA YEAR IN REVIEW – ANALYSIS OF CRITICAL ISSUES AND TRENDS. This publication reflects our in-depth analysis of significant Telephone Consumer...more

FCC Considers Investigation of 911 Mobile Device Apps

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On December 19, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission’s (Commission) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) issued a Public Notice (Notice) seeking comment on a letter from the National Association of State...more

California PUC Adopts Safety Enforcement Citation Program

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On Dec. 1, 2016, the California PUC (CPUC) unanimously adopted Resolution SED-3, which implements a safety enforcement citation program for communications infrastructure providers (CIPs) including CLECs, cable operators,...more

Reminder: FCC Filings Due on or Before February 1, 2017

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Please be reminded of the upcoming due dates for the Reports listed below: - Form 499-Q Quarterly Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet - Carriers and providers of interstate and international telecommunications,...more

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