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Broadband news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

Southern Company Services, Inc.’s Petition for Clarification or Reconsideration of the FCC’s Open Internet Rules asking the FCC to address the treatment of “specialized services” has created an industry fight over how smart grid services might be treated under the FCC’s Open Internet Rules


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

On December 30, 2011, the FTC sent its biennial report to Congress on the Do Not Call rules, as required by the Do Not Call Registry Fee Extension Act of 2007


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

Under the FCC’s new access tariff rules adopted November 18, 2011 (FCC 11-161), 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


Developments in intercarrier compensation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

On December 23, 2011, the FCC adopted and released an Order on Reconsideration on its own motion modifying the USFICC Reform Order (Order) in two respects


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2012

On October 5, 2012, Google Inc. and Slide Inc., together with the class that sued them for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California seeking approval of a $6 million settlement


Developments in intercarrier compensation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2012

On October 10, 2012, the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC) approved YMax Communications Corp.’s proposed revisions to its intrastate switched access tariff after having granted the motion of AT&T Communications of the Southwest, Inc. and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, dba AT&T Missouri to suspend and investigate


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”


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

On January 3, 2012, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted AT&T’s motion to compel arbitration in a putative class action claiming that AT&T aggressively marketed its cellular “service to users of smartphones and other data hungry devices,” despite “knowing that its network infrastructure could not possibly accommodate the demands the increased usage would cause.”


Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcements
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 24 2012

The Open Internet Advisory Committee will meet on January 17, 2013, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific in Paul Brest Hall-East, Stanford University. The


The mobile market
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 24 2012

On December 18, 2012, the FCC, together with public and private sector partners, released a new online tool called the "Smartphone Security Checker" to