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Unauthorized assignments of licenses

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 30 2010

On December 14, 2009, the Bureau released an order adopting a Consent Decree with BNSF Railway Co. (“BNSF”) terminating an investigation of BNSF’s compliance with Section 310(d) of the Communications Act in connection with the sale to another railroad of BNSF’s communication system for a portion of railroad track

Telecom taxes

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2010

Both houses of Congress introduced bills in 2009 affecting telecom-related taxes

Intercarrier compensation developments

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2010

A number of long-pending access charge and other intercarrier compensation issues were finally clarified in the last couple of months

Spectrum inventory bills

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2010

The House is considering two bills aimed at making more spectrum available to support wireless communications

Wireless microphones and other unlicensed devices must vacate the 700 MHz band by June

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2010

The FCC unanimously voted to adopt an Order prohibiting the "manufacture, import, sale, lease, offer for sale or lease, or shipment of wireless microphones and other low power auxiliary stations intended for use in the 700 MHz band."

Specifications for wireless alert system are announced

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2010

The FCC and Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the adoption of design specifications for the Commercial Mobile Alert System ("CMAS"

FCC seeks comment on signal amplification techniques

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2010

The FCC seeks comment on multiple petitions for rulemaking and petitions for declaratory rulings dating back to 2005 regarding the proper use of signal boosters on Part 22, 24, 27, and 90 licenses

Signal jamming company seeks new STA

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2010

CellAntenna Corporation filed a request for special temporary authority (an "STA") with the FCC to conduct a 15-minute demonstration of its wireless signal jamming technology at a vacant Maryland prison

Hearing aid compatibility enforcement actions

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2010

On November 25, 2009, the Spectrum Enforcement Division (“SED”) of the Enforcement Bureau (“Bureau”) released a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (“NAL”) against Smith Bagley, Inc. (“SBI”), a Tier III wireless carrier, for apparently failing either to offer consumers at least eight digital wireless handset models that meet the FCC’s radio frequency interference standards for hearing aid compatibility (“HAC”), or to ensure that at least 50 of the handset models offered complied with the interference standards

Prepaid calling card bill

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2010

Republicans in the House are raising concerns about H.R. 3993 (introduced in early November), a bill to require prepaid calling card providers to more explicitly disclose terms and fees to consumers