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Arent Fox’s this week in telecom - July 22, 2013
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2013

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Announcements The next meeting of the Consumer Advisory Committee will be August 2, 2013, 9:00 am to 4:00


Telecom deadlines & headlines
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2014

FCC Form 499-Q is due on February 1, 2014 for all filers that are not considered de minimis for Universal Service filing purposes. This filing


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2012

On November 5, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted a motion to compel arbitration in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit brought against the national grocer Kroger and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group


Developments in intercarrier compensation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2012

On November 7, 2012, the Kansas Corporation Commission ordered all rural local exchange carriers in the state to file revised intrastate switched access tariffs reflecting rate reductions required by the FCC Intercarrier CompensationUniversal Service Reform Order released November 18, 2011 (FCC 11-161


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2012

Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Universal Service Administrative Company has extended the filing deadlines to January 28, 2013, for FCC Form 486, the Receipt of Service Confirmation Form for the Schools and Libraries fund, for Funding Year 2011 recurring service invoices


Broadband news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2012

Comcast’s decision to exclude its Xbox 360 video-streaming service from the broadband data limit continues to generate net neutrality questions


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2012

On May 14, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the FCC’s holding that Time Warner Cable had legitimate and non-discriminatory reasons to carry Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) programming on an analog tier in its North Carolina cable system, and thus did not violate the 1992 Cable Act or the FCC’s 2006 merger conditions for the Time WarnerComcast purchase of Adelphia


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2012

Twitter announced on May 17, 2012, that it supports “Do Not Track,” the Internet privacy feature launched last year by Mozilla for users of its Firefox web browser


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2012

Form 499-Q is due November 1, 2012, for all filers that are not considered de minimis for Universal Service filing purposes


The mobile market
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2012

Deutsche Telekom AG, owner of T-Mobile USA, Inc., announced last week that it had agreed to acquire control of MetroPCS Communications, Inc