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Webinar Recording: FCC’s New Broadband Security Rules (Part 1)
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2016

Do you know what’s required to comply with the Federal Communications Commission’s new broadband security and data breach rules? DWT experts in the


Should have stayed on the Farm(ville): class action plaintiffs' ECPA claims put out to pasture
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2014

Ah, to be a class action plaintiff these days. One day you're up, plowing through the Northern District of California on expansive theories of injury


OFAC expands and clarifies license for exports of personal communications items and services to Iran
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA, Iran
  • February 26 2014

The Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), amended the Iran personal communications General License D-1 (GL D-1) on Feb


FERC lays groundwork for open communication between natural gas and electric industries
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued on July 18, 2013, is proposing to facilitate increased


Communications accessibility record keeping requirements commence Jan. 30, 2013
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2012

In less than two months, on Jan. 30, 2013, entities providing traditional telecommunications services, advanced communications services (ACS) (which includes interconnected and non-interconnected VoIP, electronic messaging services, interoperable video conferencing) and mobile web browsers must begin keeping extensive contemporaneous records of efforts to meet accessibility requirements imposed by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA


FCC seeks comment on the accessibility of telecommunications technologies and advanced communications services
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2012

The FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau seeks public comment by July 25, 2012, to inform preparation of the FCC’s biennial report to Congress required by the Twenty-First Communications Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA), concerning the accessibility of telecommunications and advanced communications services and equipment to individuals with disabilities


Assessing results of the nationwide EAS test - more forms, calls for internet alerts
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2011

Now that we've completed last week's first-ever Nationwide test of the EAS system, designed to alert Americans in the event of an emergency, the FCC is in the process of collecting information about the successes and failures of the test, through the submissions of participants


Last-minute thoughts on Nationwide EAS test - filling out the forms, be careful about post-event news coverage
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2011

Tomorrow (November 9) will be the first ever Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, and last-minute questions and issues continue to come in. One caution relayed to us from a very experienced broadcast technical consultant concerns post-test news coverage


FCC rules require new VoIP services, text messaging and video chat to be accessible to disabled individuals; new recordkeeping obligations apply to telecommunications, VoIP and ACS providers
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2011

Over the Columbus Day weekend, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its Report and Order setting forth new accessibility rules requiring “advanced communications services” (ACS) to be “accessible” to people with disabilities (the ACS Order


FCC requires certain non-interconnected voip to register with FCC and contribute to Telecom Relay Service Fund
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2011

In addition to releasing its final "advanced communications services" accessibility rules this weekend (which requires accessibility of VoIP, texting, and video chat on a wide range of devices and communication services, as I discussed earlier here), the FCC also released its Report and Order requiring certain non-interconnected VoIP providers (including both two-way and one-way VoIP services) to register with the FCC and contribute to the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund, similar to how telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers currently do