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Wireless ETF bill introduced
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

Also in early December, a new bill introduced by Senators Klobuchar (D-MN), Webb (D-VA) and Begich (D-AK) would require wireless carriers to pro-rate early termination fees ("ETFs"


The Federal-State Joint Board issues its annual universal service monitoring report
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

According to the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, the Universal Service Fund grew to $7 billion in 2008


FCC seeks comment on signal amplification techniques
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

The FCC seeks comment on multiple petitions for rulemaking and petitions for declaratory rulings dating back to 2005 regarding the proper use of signal boosters on Part 22, 24, 27, and 90 licenses


DOJ ends antitrust inquiry into text messaging
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has concluded an inquiry into whether larger commercial wireless carriers colluded to increase text messaging rates


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


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