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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcements
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 4 2012

The FCC has released a detailed Fact Sheet about Connect2Compete, billed as “the First Multilingual, Multinational, National Ad Council Campaign on Digital Literacy”


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 - 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


Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2011

On May 18, 2011, Sen. John "Jay" Rockefeller IV, Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, sent letters to Apple, Google, and the Association for Competitive Technology asking whether applications running on their mobile platforms comply with COPPA


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


Stimulus this week
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2011

On February 10, 2011, the House Communications Subcommittee held a hearing that focused on continuing oversight of funds disbursed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) under the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP


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