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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


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