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Arent Fox this week in telecom - October 28 2013

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 15 2010

On March 17, 2010, the FTC will host a day-long public roundtable discussion in Washington, DC to explore the privacy challenges posed by the vast array of 21st century technologies and business practices that collect and use consumer data

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcements

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 23 2010

The FCC has released the Seventh Broadband Notice of Inquiry in which it seeks comment on the definition of "advanced telecommunications" as well as the proper metrics for evaluating broadband and whether broadband has been deployed sufficiently

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 15 2010

At an event hosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in Washington, DC on March 11, 2010, Omnibus Broadband Initiative Executive Director Blair Levin discussed the improvements that could be accomplished if personal data could be shared online

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 22 2010

On March 15, 2010, the US District Court for the District of South Dakota granted the motions of Sancom, Inc. and Northern Valley Communications, LLC, both rural CLECs and clients of Telecom Group Partner Ross Buntrock, to refer several key issues in their access charge cases against Sprint to the FCC under the doctrine of primary jurisdiction

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 31 2010

On February 24, 2010, the FTC issued a report on the Top Consumer Complaints of 2009

Compliance notes

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 26 2010

On July 21, 2010, the FCC released a Public Notice reminding Universal Service filers that FCC Form 499-Q is due August 2, 2010 for all filers that are not considered to be de minimis for Universal Service filing purposes

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • Germany, USA
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  • August 30 2010

As part of the draft of a law governing workplace privacy, Germany has proposed placing restrictions on employers who want to use Facebook and other social networking sites when making hiring decisions

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcements

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 16 2010

The FCC has released the Seventh Broadband Notice of Inquiry in which it seeks comment on the definition of "advanced telecommunications" as well as the proper metrics for evaluating broadband and whether broadband has been deployed sufficiently

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 29 2010

On March 24, 2010, Chairman Julius Genachowski spoke to members of the FCC's Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age about the advantages of freeing up broadcast spectrum as part of the National Broadband Plan