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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

Developments in intercarrier compensation

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 20 2012

On February 10, 2011, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) denied a joint petition for reconsideration filed by Pac-West Telecomm, Inc. and Level 3 Communications, LLC in a consolidated complaint proceeding against Qwest. Pac-West and Level 3 filed complaints against Qwest in 2005 alleging that it was violating the parties’ interconnection agreements (ICAs) and the FCC’s intercarrier compensation rules for ISP-bound traffic by refusing to pay reciprocal compensation for the “Virtual NXX” (VNXX) ISP-bound traffic that Qwest customers originated and Pac-West or Level 3 then terminated

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 9 2010

On August 4, 2010, The New York Times reported that Google and Verizon were involved in discussions to establish a tiered pricing system by which companies could pay service providers for priority Internet access

Developments in intercarrier compensation

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 24 2011

On January 20, 2011, Verizon appealed the FCC's Open Internet Order in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Legislative outlook

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 26 2010

On July 27, 2010, the US Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing titled "Consumer Online Privacy" at 2:30 pm Eastern in 253 Russell Senate Office Building

Telecom privacy news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 7 2010

The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed with the US District Court for the District of Connecticut that using an iPhone to record a conversation, when such recording is not for an otherwise tortious or criminal act, does not violate the Wiretap Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510

Developments in intercarrier compensation

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 16 2010

On August 12, 2010, Aventure Communication Technology, LLC filed a motion to stay with the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) urging it to suspend its investigation of Aventure's recently filed intrastate access services tariff

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 4 2013

On January 28, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts brought the long-running saga between Global NAPs and Verizon one

Developments in intercarrier compensation

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 5 2010

On June 30, 2010, an administrative law judge at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) tentatively consolidated four access cases brought by Pac-West Telecomm, Inc. against wireless carriers Sprint Spectrum, L.P. and its affiliates, Cricket Communications, Inc., T-Mobile West Corp., and Verizon Wireless and its affiliates

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 10 2010

On May 6, 2010, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a "Third Way" approach to regulating broadband transmission facilities