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Blackburn Selected as House Communications Subcommittee Chair
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2017

Last Friday, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), was selected as chairwoman of the House Communications & Technology Subcommittee, thus replacing former


FCC Approves $4.6 Billion Merger of Nexstar and Media General
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2017

Nexstar received FCC consent Wednesday to proceed with its plan to acquire Media General (MG) in a $4.6 billion transaction that will make the


FCC Bureau Raises Concerns About AT&T, Verizon Zero-Rating Programs
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2017

Late Wednesday, the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) wrapped up its year-long inquiry into "zerorating" and sponsored data practices of


FCC Seeks Industry Input on Streamlining of Small Cell Siting Process
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2016

Citing its statutory obligation "to facilitate the deployment of network facilities needed to deliver more robust wireless services," the FCC released


SoftBank to Invest $1 Billion in U.S. Satellite Venture
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2016

Making good on a recent pledge to invest $50 billion in U.S. telecommunications and technology start-up firms, SoftBank of Japan agreed Monday to pay


Studies Highlight Risks of Municipal Broadband Deployment
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2016

A pair of studies issued Monday by the New York Law School Advanced Communications Law and Policy Institute (ACLPI) question the viability of


Total Call to Pay $30 Million Fine, Relinquish FCC Licenses in Settlement of Lifeline Probe
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2016

Nine months after the FCC held Total Call Mobile (TCM) potentially liable for $51 million in fines for alleged abuses of the Universal Service Fund


114th Congress Adjourns Without Senate Vote on Rosenworcel Nomination
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2016

As expected, the U.S. Senate wrapped up its business for the 114th Congress last Friday without conducting a floor vote on Jessica Rosenworcel's


Pai, O’Rielly Preview FCC Agenda under Republican Leadership
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2016

Appearing at a policy event hosted last Thursday by the Free State Foundation, FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O'Rielly outlined their vision


Wireless Carriers, Public Safety Sector Disagree on Wireless Emergency Alert Proposals
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2016

Comments submitted late last week on the FCC's plan to implement rules that would institute multimedia wireless emergency alert (WEA) messaging and