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USF Tracker - June 30, 2020

USA - June 30 2020 Over three months into the coronavirus-related disruptions, the Universal Service Fund seems to be settling in to a new normal. The FCC…

Steven A. Augustino, Avonne Bell, Winafred R. Brantl, Thomas W. Cohen, J. Bradford Currier, Michael R. Dover, Joshua Guyan, John J. Heitmann, Henry T. Kelly, Denise Smith, Chip Yorkgitis

Proposed Wireless Infrastructure Item Clarifies Rules Concerning Local Reviews to Speed 5G Deployments

USA - June 4 2020 A draft Declaratory Ruling and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”), if adopted, would clarify the agency’s 2014 rules governing the process state…

Henry T. Kelly

Section 230 Executive Order Strikes Back at Twitter, But Legal Impact Likely to be Limited

USA - June 2 2020 In a move spurred by Twitter’s decision to fact-check a pair of President Trump’s tweets, the president recently signed a multi-pronged “Executive…

Steven A. Augustino, John J. Heitmann

FCC Initiates Rulemaking to Deregulate End-User Charges and Simplify Customer Bills

USA - April 21 2020 The FCC has proposed new rules to eliminate several obscure telecommunications charges that were either mandated or authorized for price regulated…

Steven A. Augustino

FCC/FTC Stake out Aggressive Robocall Position, Tell Gateway VoIP Providers to Block COVID-19 Robocalls - or Be Blocked Themselves

USA - April 15 2020 The FTC and FCC have taken a number of actions to stem unlawful robocalls generally and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, to stem harmful and deceptive…

Steven A. Augustino, Khouryanna DiPrima, Alysa Zeltzer Hutnik