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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


FCC Expands Online Public File Requirements to Cable TV, DBS, and Broadcast and Satellite Radio
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2016

The online public file requirement has been applicable to broadcast TV stations only. At its open meeting today, the Federal Communications


Broadcast Station Reminder Quarterly Filings and Requirements: IssuesPrograms Lists; Children’s Programming; Commercial Limits; Class A TV Eligibility and AM Measurements
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2015

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


FCC continues to modify accessibility rules governing program guides and closed captioning
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • November 25 2015

The FCC has amended its accessibility rules to add new requirements for audible on-screen program guides and activation mechanisms for closed


FCC proposes record $100 million penalty for alleged violations of open internet transparency rule
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2015

If you work for a broadband service provider and haven’t recently reviewed your FCC-mandated network management “transparency” disclosures posted on


Landmark Open Internet Order released by FCC
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2015

On February 26, 2015, the FCC voted to approve new Open Internet (or Net Neutrality) rules (on a 3-2 party line vote). The FCC released the full


FCC updates network outage reporting requirements
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2015

On March 30, 2015, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making, Second Report and Order, and Order on Reconsideration ("Order"). The Order updates