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FCC Launches Proceeding to Reform Special Access Rules
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2016

By a party-line vote of 3-2 last Thursday, the FCC launched further rulemaking proceedings that aim to replace the FCC's current regulatory approach


AT&T to Invest $10 Billion on Global Business Solutions Division
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2016

As Verizon Communications announced plans to boost its enterprise operations through the acquisition of XO's fiber unit, chief rival AT&T took steps


Draft FCC Rulemaking Proposal Would Eliminate Special Access Tariffs
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2016

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler disclosed in a blog post last Friday that he has begun circulating a draft further notice of proposed rulemaking (FNPRM


Verizon offers to sell 700 MHz spectrum in exchange for approval of SpectrumCo deal
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2012

To placate regulators and rival carriers who have voiced concern with Verizon Wireless’s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of advanced wireless service spectrum held by the SpectrumCo venture, Verizon said on Wednesday that it would sell its A- and B-block licenses in the 700 MHz band upon receiving regulatory approval of the SpectrumCo deal


Comcast-NBC merger hearing focuses on diversity
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2010

Witnesses gathered at a House Judiciary Committee field hearing on the Comcast-NBC Universal (NBCU) merger offered differing views on the transaction's impact on media diversity


FCC to release special access market data to authorized parties
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • September 25 2015

Launching what it described as "the next major step" in its review of competitive conditions in the U.S. special access service marketplace, the FCC


FCC Grants ILECs Relief from Broadband Conduit and Other Access Rules
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2015

Acting on a petition filed by US Telecom, the FCC granted incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) full or partial forbearance from a variety of


DISH Network confirms plan to participate in AWS-3 re-auction
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2015

During a third-quarter earnings call with analysts on Monday, DISH Network President Charles Ergen confirmed his company's intention to bid in a


French Antitrust Authority Sanctions Orange for Competitive Abuses
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • France, USA
  • December 24 2015

Executives of Orange, the dominant provider of wireline and wireless services to French customers, confirmed late last week that they will not


FCC Fines Carrier $51 Million for Overbilling Lifeline Program
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2016

On the heels of its decision last week to enact reforms to the Universal Service Fund (USF) Lifeline program, the FCC announced plans to hold Total