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FCC places GroupMe petition out for public comment

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 26 2012

Full Article7262012On July 25, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission finally placed a March 2012 Petition addressing certain SMS issues from GroupMe, Inc. out for public comment

Arent Fox this week in telecom - October 28 2013

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 28 2013

The FCC has released the Tentative Agenda for the next Open Meeting to be held November 14, 2013. It contains four items, including a Report and

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2011

The FCC has moved to dismiss both the Verizon and the MetroPCS appeals of the Open Internet Order (see January 31 edition of This Week in Telecom), arguing that the appeals, which rest on section 402(b) of the Communications Act, are premature because the Order has not been published

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2011

On August 24, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed its earlier decision that allowed a putative class arbitration to proceed involving challenges to Verizon Wireless’s practice of extracting millions of dollars from customers through an unauthorized “administrative charge” on their monthly invoices

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2012

On July 16, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted CoreTel Virginia’s request for a preliminary injunction to prevent Verizon Virginia “from terminating Plaintiff’s access to Verizon’s services until further order of the Court.”

Stimulus this week

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2010

On September 28, 2010, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced the last 56 grants under the State Broadband Data and Development program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA

Developments in intercarrier compensation

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 27 2012

On August 21, 2012, North County Communications Corp. of Oregon filed a complaint against CenturyLink with the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) alleging that CenturyLink has failed to pay local termination charges pursuant to the parties’ interconnection agreement (ICA

Update on FCC’s recent TCPA activity

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2012

There have been several recent developments at the FCC related to the TCPA which will impact mobile marketers, telemarketers, and any company using SMS

Developments in intercarrier compensation

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 17 2011

On October 12, 2011, the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) denied separate motions to dismiss the complaint of Aventure Communication Technology LLC against Qwest Corp., Qwest Communications Co., LLC and PAETEC Communications, Inc

Developments in intercarrier compensation

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2012

On August 14, 2012, the Texas Public Utility Commission (TPUC) granted a motion filed by Sprint Communications Company L.P. to hold its complaint against CenturyLink, Inc. in abeyance for one month while the parties pursue settlement negotiations