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FCC Commissioners Debate Adjustments to Merger Review Standard
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • November 7 2017

In the first major transaction approval under Ajit Pai’s Chairmanship, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) recently approved, subject to


The Public Interest Revisited: Two New FCC Orders Create Controversy over the Commission’s Merger Standard of Review
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2017

In two orders released on October 30, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) described its standard of review for transactions


FCC Proposes $144,344 Fine on Pirate Radio Operator and His Landlord
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2017

Yesterday, the FCC adopted a Notice of Apparent Liability proposing to fine three individuals $144,344 for operating a pirate radio station in North


Drone Federalism Act Seeks to Curb Call for “Anti-Drone” Technology
  • Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2017

The past decade has seen a rapid increase in the use of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) (sometimes, though unusually inaccurately, called “drones”


FCC Seeks to Create Uniformity in Formal Complaint Processes
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2017

This week, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) to increase uniformity


FCC Issues Order to Modernize Common Carrier Rules
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2017

On September 8, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an order to update and remove regulations that the FCC determined “no


Remember FCC Rules on Underwriting Limitations - And that They Don’t Apply to Spots Bought By Nonprofit Entities
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2017

Last week, the FCC reached a consent decree with a noncommercial broadcaster, where the broadcaster paid an $8000 penalty for, among other things


Complaints Filed Against TV Stations for Public File Violations on Political Issue Ads
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2017

Earlier this week, the Campaign Legal Center and Issue One, two political "watchdog" organizations, filed FCC complaints against two Georgia TV


FCC To Hold Hearing to Determine Whether to Deny License Renewal of Radio Station that was Silent for Most of its License Term
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2017

The FCC yesterday took what some may suggest is an unprecedented action to potentially deny the license renewal of an FM broadcast station that was


Federal Communications Commission Tackles the “Reassigned Number Problem”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 24 2017

Reassigned numbers have been at the center of the surge in litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) during the last few years