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Wireless Carriers, Public Safety Sector Disagree on Wireless Emergency Alert Proposals
  • Paul Weiss
  • 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


Comments on Further Rulemaking Notice in 5G Proceeding Urge Greater Access to Licensed Spectrum, Protection for Satellite Services
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • October 7 2016

Wireless carriers filing comments late last week in the FCC's fifth-generation (5G) "spectrum frontiers" proceeding recommended against further


SEC Proposes Rules on Business Continuity and Transition Plans for Investment Advisers
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • July 13 2016

On June 28, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") proposed a new rule requiring SEC registered investment advisers


UN panel sets global broadband access goals
  • Paul Weiss
  • Global
  • October 28 2011

In a document issued on Tuesday, the United Nations Broadband Commission for Digital Development (UNBC) set the “ambitious, but achievable” goal of connecting at least half of the population of developing nations to broadband networks by 2015 so as to enable citizens of developing and other nations to “fully participate in tomorrow’s emerging knowledge societies.”


Former leaders of 911 Commission urge Congressional action on 700 MHz D-block
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • September 2 2011

At a press event on Wednesday, two former members of the 911 Commission who currently co-chair the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Security Preparedness Group (NSPG) pleaded for swift Congressional action on pending legislation that calls for reallocation of the 700 MHz D-block to public safety entities.


NTIA chief defends federal spectrum relocation efforts at hearing
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • July 8 2011

At a hearing before the House communications and technology subcommittee on Wednesday, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) chief Larry Strickling defended his agency’s efforts to relocate affected government spectrum users from frequencies designated for commercial wireless users to other bands, as lawmakers questioned the pace of relocation and whether federal entities are using their spectrum in the most efficient way.


U.N. report terms Internet access as a human right
  • Paul Weiss
  • Global
  • June 10 2011

Citing the importance of the Internet as an “indispensible tool” in the promotion of freedom of expression worldwide, a report commissioned by the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council elevates Internet access to the level of a human right that, under the U.N. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, deserves protection by all states.


Commissioner Baker to leave FCC for Comcast
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

In a surprise development, FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker announced her intention on Wednesday to resign her FCC post effective on June 3 to take the position of senior vice president for government affairs at Comcast's NBC Universal unit.


NAB-backed paper points out alternatives to incentive auctions
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • April 29 2011

Dismissing warnings of an impending wireless spectrum crisis as "science fiction," a paper authored by a former FCC official on behalf of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) sets forth "meaningful alternatives" that the FCC has at its disposal to free up sufficient spectrum for wireless broadband use without relying on incentive auctions of broadcast TV spectrum.


Forum participants say interoperability is key to national public safety broadband network
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • March 11 2011

At a forum hosted last Friday by the FCC's Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, interoperability was touted as the single most important element needed for successful operation of a nationwide public safety broadband network in the 700 MHz D-block, whether that network is operated in conjunction with a commercial licensee or independently by public safety entities.