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In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2011

On September 16, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice amended its complaint to enjoin the AT&TT-Mobile merger to include the states of New York, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Washington, and Ohio as additional plaintiffs


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2010

On April 7, 2010, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that American Fiber Systems' dark fiber was subject to the State's ad valorem tax on the property of interexchange telecommunications carriers


Arent Fox’s this week in telecom
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2013

The next FCC Open Meeting is scheduled for December 12, 2013, at 10:30 am Eastern. We will publish the Tentative Agenda when it is released. The new


Court dismisses complaint regarding confirmatory, opt-out text messages
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2012

On June 18, 2012, a federal court in the Southern District of California dismissed the initial complaint of a plaintiff seeking to establish a class action for damages under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for a confirmatory, opt-out text message sent by Taco Bell in response to the plaintiff’s “STOP” text message


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2011

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Chair of the new Senate Privacy Subcommittee, last week asked Apple and Google to ensure that their “app” stores offer “clear, understandable privacy policies.”


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

On December 8, 2010, Intellectual Ventures, a firm formed by Microsoft's former CTO that acquires and licenses patents and other intellectual property, filed three separate patent-infringement actions in federal court in Delaware against a series of defendants claiming that they have knowingly infringed Intellectual Ventures' patents and refused to agree to reasonable licensing terms


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

FCC Form 499-Q is due May 1, 2011 for all filers that are not considered to be de minimis for Universal Service filing purposes


Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcements
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2013

On February 7, 2013, the Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Services and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2012

Common carriers, including resellers and facilities-based carriers, that provided international telecommunications services in 2011 are required to file their international traffic data reports by tomorrow, July 31, 2012, pursuant to 47 C.F.R. 43.61(a


Broadband news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2012

On February 13, 2012, both the Obama Administration and FCC unveiled budgets in which broadband played important roles