• On August 22, 2012, the FCC released its long-awaited order on Special Access facilities, suspending its existing rules allowing automatic grants of pricing flexibility “in light of significant evidence that these rules, adopted in 1999, are not working as predicted[.]” The order was adopted by a 3-2 vote, with both Republican Commissioners dissenting. The order, FCC 12-92, is available here.
  • The next FCC Open Meeting will be held on September 28, 2012, at 10:30 am Eastern. We will release the Tentative Agenda when it is released.
  • The FCC will hold an event titled “Developing with Accessibility” on September 6 and 7, 2012, at its Washington, DC headquarters. The purpose of the event is “to spur increased collaboration on accessibility solutions among developers from industry, consumer, and government sectors” with a particular focus on how “to build accessible apps for mobile phones and websites.” Those wishing to attend must pre-register for the event by sending their name, affiliation, and contact information to devacc@fcc.gov by August 31, 2012. For more information, click here.