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FCC proposes annual national testing of emergency alert system
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

In mid-January, the FCC released an NPRM seeking comment on proposed rules to require Emergency Alert System ("EAS") participants to participate in annual, nationwide testing of the EAS system and to provide their test results to the FCC


Satellite indemnification bill
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

On December 23, the Senate approved H.R. 3819, the Commercial Space Launch Indemnification Extension, which enables the government to take on liability if a failed satellite launch attempt causes damage


Audit identifies more than 1,000 companies that may be in violation of Form 499-A filing requirements
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

According to the FCC’s Office of Inspector General ("OIG") in its semi-annual report to Congress, more than 1,000 telephone companies may not have filed an annual Form 499-A as required by FCC rules


D.C. Circuit upholds interim cap on competitive ETC support
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia concluded that it would not overrule the FCC’s May 2008 decision creating an interim cap on universal high-cost support received by competitive eligible telecommunications carriers (“ETCs”


New FCC location for paper filings
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

The FCC announced that, effective December 28, 2009, hand-delivered andor messenger-delivered paper filings for the FCC Secretary should be taken to the FCC's contractor at FCC Headquarters at 445, 12th Street, S.W., Room TW-A325, Washington, D.C., 20554


FCC proposes changes to telemarketing regulations
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

The FCC announced at year's end that its January open meeting would consider new rules for calls that deliver artificial or pre-recorded voice messages (sometimes referred to as "robo-calls"


Universal service contribution factor passes 14 percent
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

The Universal Service Fund contribution factor for the first quarter of 2010 increased to 14.1


As open Internet comments roll in, D.C. Circuit appears skeptical of FCC’s actions against Comcast
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

As the FCC faced an avalanche of comments in its open Internet proceeding (see “Commission Starts Promised Net Neutrality Proceeding” in October 2009 edition of the CLB), on January 8 the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in Comcast’s appeal of the FCC’s 2008 finding that Comcast had violated the FCC’s Internet Policy Statement when it blocked certain peer-to-peer file transfers


New bill would allow larger groups of FCC commissioners to meet
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

H.R. 4167, introduced in early December by Representative Stupak (D-MI.) would allow three or more FCC commissioners to meet behind closed doors provided a member from both political parties is also present


More than 9,600 paging licenses to be auctioned
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

Auction No. 87, in which more than 9,600 paging licenses will be made available to bidders, is scheduled to begin May 25, 2010