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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcements
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2012

The Final Agenda for the next FCC Open Meeting on February 15, 2012, has been released


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • 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


Arent Fox’s this week in telecom - April 1, 2013
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 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


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2010

On September 7, 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit was presented with its “first opportunity to review whether a court can deny a Government application under 18 U.S.C. 2703(d) of the Stored Communications Act after the Government has satisfied its burden of proof under that provision, a task that to our knowledge has not been performed by any other court of appeals.”


Developments in intercarrier compensation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • 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


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2012

On May 2, 2012, T-Mobile Puerto Rico persuaded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to reinstate a Puerto Rico Telecommunications Regulatory Board order finding that T-Mobile’s exchange of certain traffic with the incumbent Puerto Rico Telephone Company (PRTC) was governed by the parties’ interconnection agreement (ICA) rather than PRTC’s local tariff


Developments in intercarrier compensation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2011

On September 28, 2011, the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) issued an order suspending the proposed tariff amendment of OmniTel Communications, Inc. and docketing it for further investigation


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2012

On December 10, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit agreed with a lower court’s ruling that Mississippi’s Caller ID Anti-Spoofing Act is preempted by federal law


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

Under the FCC’s new access tariff rules adopted November 18, 2011 (FCC 11-161), all local exchange carriers (LECs) that trigger the “access stimulation” criteria are required to cap their switched access rates to the lowest incumbent carrier in the LEC’s service area


Developments in intercarrier compensation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

On December 23, 2011, the FCC adopted and released an Order on Reconsideration on its own motion modifying the USFICC Reform Order (Order) in two respects