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Divided D.C. Circuit Remands FCC Retention of 1996 RF Limits

USA - August 26 2021 On August 13, 2021, a divided D.C. Circuit panel granted petitions for review of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 2019 order that…

Maria T. Browne, Michael C. Sloan

6th Circuit Largely Affirms FCC Ruling That Most In-Kind Franchise Requirements Are Franchise Fees

USA - June 2 2021 On May 26, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit affirmed most aspects of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 2019 ruling…

Robert G. Scott, Jr., Mark Trinchero

Regulatory Turbulence En Route to a Fantastic Future of Autonomous Commercial Drones

USA - May 15 2018 Autonomous drones, navigated by AI, are taking flight. Drones are delivering packages, taking selfies, following forest paths, and navigating obstacle…

Recertification and Non-Usage Rules Temporarily Waived for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Following Hurricane Irma

Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, USA - September 13 2017 The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has granted temporary waivers of the Lifeline non-usage and recertification rules to help the more than 1.1…

FCC Grants States Extra Time to Implement Lifeline Rules

USA - December 7 2016 On December 1, 2016, the day before new eligibility and port freeze rules imposed by the 2016 Lifeline Modernization Order on Lifeline-supported…