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Arent Fox’s This Week in Telecom - September 3, 2013
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 3 2013

Welcome to the latest edition of Arent Fox's This Week in Telecom, our weekly newsletter designed to keep you apprised of recent developments in


Stimulus this week
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2011

On May 6, 2011, the Department of Commerce Inspector General (DOC IG) Todd Zinser released a report calling for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to improve the way it handles complaints about Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant awards


Broadband news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2010

This week it was reported that numerous Internet and telecommunications companies met to discuss Open Internet issues at the offices of the Information Technology Industry Council, but without the involvement of FCC officials


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2010

On November 23, 2010, the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania denied a Pennsylvania township's motion to dismiss a zoning-related suit brought by wireless tower developer Global Tower LLC under section 704 of the Telecommunications Act


Stimulus this week
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2010

On November 24, 2010, the National Association of Utility Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC) sent a letter to US House and Senate leadership with a copy of its resolution adopted at NARUC's 2010 Annual Meeting on November 17, 2010, supporting adequate funding for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to perform oversight of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP


Legislative outlook
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2010

Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., and Joe Barton, R-Texas., have sent a letter to Chairman Genachowski to “request his analysis of the FCC’s authority under Title I to issue the proposed” Open Internet rules


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2010

All providers of interconnected fixed or non-nomadic Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services as of December 1, 2010 will be required to register with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) by January 1, 2011, in accordance with 220 ILCS 513-401


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2010

During a hearing before the US House Consumer Protection Subcommittee on November 30, 2010, lawmakers debated the creation of "do-not-track" requirements designed to protect consumers who do not want their online activities monitored


Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcements
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2010

The FCC has released the Tentative Agenda for its next Open Meeting to be held December 21, 2010


Broadband news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2010

On December 1, 2010, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski revealed his draft Open Internet order which will be voted on at the FCC's planned December 21 meeting