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6th Circuit Reverses FCC’s Preemption of State Law
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2016

Yesterday the Sixth Circuit granted two petitions for review in The State of Tennessee et al. v. FCC and issued its opinion reversing the FCC’s order


Podcast: DC Circuit Affirmation
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2016

Like Washington’s summer temperatures, things are heating up with Open Internet Order appeals. We know you’re probably too busy to fully read the


Broadcast IssuesPrograms Lists Due; Online Public File Reminder; Children’s Programming; Commercial Limits; and Class A TV Eligibility
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2016

By July 10, 2016, all radio and television broadcast stations, both commercial and noncommercial, must prepare a list of important issues facing


Divided D.C. Circuit Panel Upholds FCC Net Neutrality Rules
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2016

On June 14, 2016, the D.C. Circuit upheld the FCC’s 2015 order adopting its Open Internet rules against a wide range of legal challenges. (Our


FCC Announces Effective Date for Expanded Online Public File Requirement
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2016

In our Memorandum of January 28, 2016, we described the FCC’s expansion of the online public file requirement to cable TV, DBS, broadcast and


The Lifeline Modernization Order
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2016

Last week, the FCC finally released the full, 224-page text of its controversial and anxiously awaited Lifeline Modernization Order, which was


FCC Adopts Plan to Distribute Additional Universal Service Subsidies to Rural Telecom Carriers
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2016

On March 30, the FCC released an Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announcing $2 billion in new financial support to rural incumbent


FCC Passes New Lifeline Rules During Dramatic Meeting
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2016

After a series of delays due to intense last minute negotiations and culminating in its meeting starting 3.5 hours late, the FCC voted yesterday


FCC Adopts NPRM for ISP Privacy at March Open Meeting
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2016

Late this afternoon the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing new rules governing the privacy practices of Internet Service


Proposed EAS Rules Mark a Greater Role for New Media Platforms and Increased Importance for Social Media in Delivering EAS Alerts
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2016

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM" or "Proposed EAS Rules") in January, proposing