FCC abandons backup power rule for cell sites
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | USA | December 5 2008
In response to an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) ruling handed down this week, the FCC yesterday abandoned its rule that required U.S. wireless operators to provide back-up power capacity at every cell site throughout the country.
Hogan Lovells | USA | November 12 2012
On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy sent a fourteen-foot storm surge through New York City.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | USA | November 15 2012
At a spectrum policy event on Tuesday, FCC Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Robert McDowell offered their views on a variety of topics, ranging from incentive auctions of broadcast television spectrum, to reassignment of federal spectrum assets for commercial wireless use, to the reliability of wireless networks in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which rendered inoperable one in four cell sites in affected areas throughout the East Coast.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | September 13 2011
On September 9, 2011, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) signed off on the new data collection requirements of the FCC’s net neutrality order.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | April 15 2015
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 12, 2015, released a new template for future regulation of a basket of mass market retail
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | January 24 2014
In a much-anticipated opinion, on January 14, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission
Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | April 7 2010
Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated the FCC's August, 2008 decision holding that Comcast had violated the FCC's 2005 Internet Policy Statement by blocking customer access to BitTorrent, a file-sharing service.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP | USA | December 17 2014
The FCC seeks comment on multiple issues, including ensuring reliable backup power for consumers of IP-based voice and data services. On November 25
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | August 20 2014
On Aug.15, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the FCC's proposed special access services data collection plan, subject to several
Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | May 16 2011
The FCC has adopted a new notice of proposed rulemaking that would extend its network outage reporting requirements to interconnected voice over IP services and broadband Internet access.
Wiley Rein LLP | USA | July 17 2008
On July 9, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) rejected the FCC's new leased-access rules as a violation of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | February 5 2015
On February 4, 2015, the FCC issued a press release describing the Open Internet (or Net Neutrality) rules Chairman Wheeler will bring to a vote at
Paul Hastings LLP | USA | March 18 2015
As was widely anticipated, in a party-line, 3-2 vote last month, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") sought to impose network neutrality
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | January 16 2014
On January 14, 2014, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals partially vacated the FCC's net neutrality rules applicable to Internet access providers, while
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | USA | August 22 2014
This week, the FCC was cleared by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect data from sellers and purchasers of special access services
Arent Fox LLP | USA | February 17 2012
On Wednesday, February 15, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Report and Order adopting new rules for unwanted autodialed or prerecorded telemarketing calls, so-called “robocalls.”
Arent Fox LLP | USA | February 11 2013
In December 2012, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to make 100 MHz of spectrum available for shared small cell
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | April 13 2015
On April 13, 2015, a notice and summary of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) seminal Open Internet Order (the Order) was published in
Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | September 22 2009
Yesterday FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, in a speech to the Brookings Institution, proposed new rules to supplement the FCC’s existing network neutrality principles.
Wiley Rein LLP | USA | February 3 2012
With exploding demand for wireless services and the rollout of new 4G services and infrastructure, the wireless industry is looking to increase coverage and capacity and modernize and update their networks.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | October 16 2012
Our March 15, 2012 advisory below described how the FCC revised its telemarketing rules in an attempt to reconcile them with parallel FTC regulations, but in doing so exceeded what the FTC did in a couple of key areas.
Arent Fox LLP | USA | May 28 2013
Welcome to the latest edition of Arent Fox's This Week in Telecom, our weekly newsletter designed to keep you apprised of recent developments in
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | USA | February 27 2015
In a widely anticipated and historic development, the FCC voted 3-2 along party lines yesterday to reclassify fixed and wireless broadband network
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | USA | February 4 2011
Arguing that recent legal challenges filed by Verizon Wireless and MetroPCS are premature, the FCC asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals last Friday to dismiss the companies’ petitions that seek reversal of net neutrality rules that were adopted by the FCC in December by a narrow 3-2 margin.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | May 4 2007
On March 1, the Senate Commerce Committee invited Commissioners Tate and Copps, as well as other regulatory officials, to discuss the Universal Service Fund (USF).
Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | December 30 2010
The FCC has released its 194-page order in the network neutrality proceeding.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | September 3 2009
The threat from the recent fires to the tower farm on Mount Wilson from which many of the radio and television stations serving the Los Angeles area operate highlight the need for broadcasters to have an emergency plan in the event that some local catastrophe affects their tower site.
Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | April 7 2010
Yesterday the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit released a decision overturning the FCC's August, 2008 decision holding that Comcast had violated the 2005 Internet Policy Statement by blocking customer access to BitTorrent, a file-sharing service.
Hogan Lovells | USA | May 16 2014
As discussed in our post earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission yesterday adopted long-awaited rules governing the 600 MHz incentive
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP | USA | February 9 2015
Regulators and legislators focused on the communications and technology sectors have fertile ground for issues consideration in 2015. In this
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | USA | September 14 2012
In a brief filed with the D.C. Circuit court on Monday, the FCC defended its 2010 open Internet order, arguing that the net neutrality rules adopted in that order correspond with the FCC’s directive in Section 706 of the Communications Act to “encourage the deployment on a reasonable and timely basis of advanced telecommunications capability to all Americans.”
Dentons | USA | October 24 2012
Last week, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued final approval of the new telemarketing rules adopted by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in February 2012.
Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | May 6 2010
Today, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a proposal to reclassify the transmission component of broadband Internet access as a "telecommunications service" subject to Title II of the Communications Act, and the FCC's General Counsel outlined the Chairman's plans and reasoning.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | January 17 2014
On Jan. 14, 2014, a D.C. Circuit panel struck down the portions of the FCC's 2010 "Open Internet" (or "net neutrality") rules that had banned
Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | March 17 2010
The Federal Communications Commission has released its National Broadband Plan, mandated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is a 360-page document that outlines a series of goals and potential actions for the FCC, federal executive agencies and Congress.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | January 10 2011
An earlier Davis Wright Tremaine advisory described the requirements of the Federal Communications Commission's new "net neutrality" rulestransparency, no blocking, and no unreasonable discrimination.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | March 14 2012
On Feb. 15, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued new rules under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) that primarily sought to reconcile the FCC’s regulations for prerecorded telemarketing with rules the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued several years ago, as we described here.
Squire Patton Boggs | USA | March 26 2015
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) has now released the text of its much-anticipated Open Internet Order (Order), which sets
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | USA | November 18 2011
A Republican-led challenge against the FCC’s net neutrality order ended in defeat late last week as members of the U.S. Senate rejected a resolution of disapproval to roll back the rules, which will go into effect on November 20.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | April 7 2010
On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the FCC lacks the authority to regulate Internet service providers' network management practices.
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | January 21 2015
The new FCC rules adopted in October 2014 promoting more rapid wireless infrastructure deployments will begin taking effect next month, but not all
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | September 21 2009
While the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) already requires that most English-language video programming be closed captioned for the hearing impaired, the FCC earlier this month issued a reminder that Spanish-language programming will also be subject to these requirements as of Jan. 1, 2010, and reminding video programming distributors of their obligations to make all emergency information accessible to persons with hearing and vision disabilities
Fish & Richardson PC | USA | December 13 2011
The FCC has adopted new procedures for providing public notice of towers that require Antenna Structure Registrations (ASRs).
Locke Lord LLP | USA | April 2 2012
On March 27, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 3309, the “Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2012.”
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP | USA | July 27 2012
While most broadcasters have only seen a demonstration of the FCC’s new online Public Inspection File database, they must begin to use it in just one week’s time.
Cooley LLP | USA | February 19 2014
Today, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his plan to respond to last month's Court of Appeals decision affirming the FCC's authority to adopt rules
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | August 11 2011
The Office of Management and Budget does not post the comments on its Paperwork Reduction Act reviews, like the FCC's recent notices regarding the net neutrality rules.
McDermott Will & Emery | USA | April 7 2010
The court's ruling will likely delay the implementation of several FCC initiatives to promote the deployment and use of broadband services.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | USA | July 20 2012
Last Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit handed the FCC a key legal victory by upholding an agency order that set aside for future broadband use monies from the universal service fund (USF) that had been designated for certain wireless eligible telecommunications carriers (CETCs).
Squire Patton Boggs | USA | November 5 2014
The mid-term elections were notable for two reasons, one historical, one prospective. The Senate elections on Tuesday marked the 100th year of direct