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Stimulus this week
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2010

On November 4, 2010, the US Department of Commerce Office of the Inspector General (DOCIG) released a report regarding the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA's) ability to oversee and monitor post-grant activities of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP


Broadband news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2011

On July 7, 2011, two notices were issued in the Federal Register related to the FCC's Open Internet Order, which could signal that the Order itself will be published in the Federal Register soon


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 27 2010

On December 21, 2010, the FTC's new chief technologist, Dr. Edward Felton, provided additional insight into the agency’s possible role in developing and enforcing an online “do-not-track” mechanism


FCC seeks input on TCPA and new technologies
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2012

The FCC continues to place petitions related to the TCPA out for public comment


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2013

Carriers and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers must file their annual report certifying compliance with the FCC's


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


Broadband news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2011

On February 10, 2011, President Obama announced a plan to spend $18 billion on mobile broadband, $5 billion of which would be spent in rural areas and $3 billion of which would be spent on government research in new wireless technologies


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


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2011

On January 21, 2011, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas dismissed a lawsuit brought by several prisoners claiming that the prison authority's revenue-sharing relationship with Global TelLink, the company that provides inmate telecommunications services at the prison, violates the First Amendment


Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcements
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

The FCC will hold a workshop on Universal Service and Intercarrier Compensation reform on April 6, 2011, at 9:30 am Eastern in its Meeting Room located at 445 12th Street, SW, Washington DC 20554