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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 6 Aug 2010

FCC initiates wireless backhaul and hearing aid compatibility proceedings; also, House and Senate pass new accessibility legislation, full passage expected shortly

The FCC has commenced a proceeding to facilitate the use of spectrum for wireless backhaul and other point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications, increasing the efficient use of spectrum for backhaul, and providing for the more flexible use of microwave frequencies to promote the deployment of wireless broadband and other services.


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 19 Jul 2010

FCC releases tentative agenda for August open meeting

The FCC has released its tentative agenda for its August 5th open meeting.


Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 15 Jul 2010

Federal lawmakers likely to create additional closed captioning and video description obligations

Broadcasters, video programmers, video distributors, communications service providers, and communications equipment manufacturers should be aware that, before the August recess, federal lawmakers are expected to pass a measure that would revise and expand what must be done to make content or equipment accessible for persons with disabilities, including obligations concerning the provision of closed captioning and video description.


Arent Fox LLP | USA | 31 May 2010

Legislative outlook

On May 26, 2010, Senators Charles Schumer, D-NY, and John Cornyn, R-Texas, have introduced S. 3427, the Pre-Paid Mobile Device Identification Act, which would require purchasers of prepaid cell phones to present identification that the providing carrier must keep on file.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave) | USA | 10 Oct 2008

Expected major ADA amendments will expand employee rights

The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") prohibits all employers with 25 or more employees from discriminating against employees and applicants on the basis of disability.


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 20 Sep 2008

ADA Amendments Act clears Senate; likely to be enacted soon

By unanimous consent, on September 11, 2008, the United States Senate passed its version of the ADA Amendments Act (S. 3406) (the “Amendment”).


Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 19 Sep 2008

ADA Amendments Act of 2008: summary and current status

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008, H.R. 3195, which is pending in Congress, would provide a new definition of the "substantial limitation" on a major life activity requirement under the current law.


Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 18 Sep 2008

ADA amendments

The Senate passed S. 3406, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (the ADA Amendments), Sept. 11, 2008.


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 18 Sep 2008

Broad expansion of ADA rights poised to become law

On Sept. 11, 2008, the United States Senate, in legislation co-sponsored by Sens. Obama and McCain, voted unanimously to expand the protections afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) by passing the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”).


Faegre Baker Daniels LLP | USA | 12 Sep 2008

Senate passes ADA Amendments Act

Some of the most significant changes in the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) came one step closer to becoming law on September 11, 2008, when the United States Senate unanimously approved the ADA Amendments Act (S. 3406).

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