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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


FCC expands services supported under E-Rate program
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

The FCC issued an order listing the services that will be eligible for discounts under the universal service Schools and Libraries or "E-Rate" Program in 2010, including certain newly supported services


The FCC considers interim changes to the non-rural high-cost Universal Service Program
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

The FCC issued a further notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on various "interim changes" to the universal service mechanism that provides high-cost support to carriers operating in non-rural areas


FCC order creating “shot clock” for state and local tower siting review is challenged
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

Not unexpectedly, the FCC’s November order establishing a "shot clock" under which state and local governments must review and act upon tower siting requests has been challenged by several government entities


Issuance of Bureau’s first Enforcement Advisories
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

On January 15, Bureau Chief Michelle Ellison announced a new initiative with the release of the first Enforcement Advisories addressing consumer protection issues


Hearing aid compatibility enforcement actions
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

On November 25, 2009, the Spectrum Enforcement Division (“SED”) of the Enforcement Bureau (“Bureau”) released a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (“NAL”) against Smith Bagley, Inc. (“SBI”), a Tier III wireless carrier, for apparently failing either to offer consumers at least eight digital wireless handset models that meet the FCC’s radio frequency interference standards for hearing aid compatibility (“HAC”), or to ensure that at least 50 of the handset models offered complied with the interference standards


Signal jamming company seeks new STA
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

CellAntenna Corporation filed a request for special temporary authority (an "STA") with the FCC to conduct a 15-minute demonstration of its wireless signal jamming technology at a vacant Maryland prison


Prepaid calling card bill
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

Republicans in the House are raising concerns about H.R. 3993 (introduced in early November), a bill to require prepaid calling card providers to more explicitly disclose terms and fees to consumers


The possible reallocation of broadcast spectrum for broadband services sparks debate
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

The FCC's National Broadband Plan Public Notice 26, which sought comment in December on whether TV broadcast spectrum should be repurposed for wireless broadband use, triggered significant debate among broadcasters, commercial wireless companies, and public safety entities