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In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2011

On June 9, 2011, the United States Supreme Court reversed a Sixth Circuit decision that AT&T could charge higher, “competitive” rates to CLECs for interconnection facilities, rather than the lower, cost-based rates the FCC ordered ILECs to charge CLECs for such facilities


Activity in Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2011

On June 9, 2011, the FTC announced its settlement with California Internet marketer Jaivin Karnani and his company, Balls of Kryptonite, as well as several associated companies, to settle charges that the defendants tricked British consumers into believing that the defendants were based in the United Kingdom by using foreign websites ending in “.co.uk”


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

On December 21, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit granted the State of Indiana’s motion for a stay of a district court’s September 2011 order enjoining the enforcement of its Automated Dialing Machine Statute that prohibits out-of-state robocalls


The mobile market
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 26 2011

On December 22, 2011, the FCC adopted and released the order approving, by a 3-1 vote, AT&T’s acquisition of licenses in the 700 Megahertz D and E blocks currently owned by Qualcomm


Broadband news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 26 2011

Reports that Verizon blocked the Google Wallet application on the Galaxy Nexus smartphone have resulted in several public interest groups demanding that the FCC look into the matter under the Open Internet rules and the conditions on Verizon’s spectrum licenses


Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcements
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 26 2011

The FCC has announced the dates of its next four Open Meetings: January 31, February 15, March 21, and April 26, 2012


Developments in intercarrier compensation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 26 2011

On December 20, 2011, the South Carolina Public Service Commission issued a scheduling order for AT&T South Carolina’s complaint against Halo Wireless


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 26 2011

Under the FCC’s new access tariff rules adopted November 18, 2011, see December 5 Client Alert, 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 starting December 29, 2011


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2012

On January 12, 2012, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a letter with the FTC asking it to investigate recent changes to Google Search, called Google “Search Plus”


Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcements
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2012

The FCC has released the Tentative Agenda for its next Open Meeting to be held January 31, 2012, at 10:30 am Eastern