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New bill would allow larger groups of FCC commissioners to meet

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

H.R. 4167, introduced in early December by Representative Stupak (D-MI.) would allow three or more FCC commissioners to meet behind closed doors provided a member from both political parties is also present

More than 9,600 paging licenses to be auctioned

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

Auction No. 87, in which more than 9,600 paging licenses will be made available to bidders, is scheduled to begin May 25, 2010

FCC expands services supported under E-Rate program

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

The FCC issued an order listing the services that will be eligible for discounts under the universal service Schools and Libraries or "E-Rate" Program in 2010, including certain newly supported services

The FCC considers interim changes to the non-rural high-cost Universal Service Program

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

The FCC issued a further notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on various "interim changes" to the universal service mechanism that provides high-cost support to carriers operating in non-rural areas

FCC order creating “shot clock” for state and local tower siting review is challenged

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

Not unexpectedly, the FCC’s November order establishing a "shot clock" under which state and local governments must review and act upon tower siting requests has been challenged by several government entities

Issuance of Bureau’s first Enforcement Advisories

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

On January 15, Bureau Chief Michelle Ellison announced a new initiative with the release of the first Enforcement Advisories addressing consumer protection issues

Telecom taxes

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

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

FCC asks for extension until March of delivery for National Broadband Plan; broadband mapping grant awards issued on rolling basis

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

On January 7, 2010, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski asked for a one-month extension of the deadline to deliver the National Broadband Plan ("NBP") to Congress

Unauthorized assignments of licenses

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

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