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D.C. Circuit affirms FCC’s 2011 pole attachment regulations
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2013

The National Broadband Plan suggested that it would encourage the development of broadband in the United States for pole attachment rates to be as

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upholds FCC’s April 2011 pole attachment order
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2013

In a significant victory for cable and telecommunications providers, today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in a

FCC circulates draft rulemaking notice on incentive auctions
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • September 14 2012

The FCC took its first steps to implement spectrum-related provisions of the 2012 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (Jobs Act) with the circulation of a draft rulemaking notice (NPRM) last Friday that would seek comment on proposed rules to govern incentive auctions of television spectrum to be surrendered voluntarily by broadcasters for wireless broadband use.

Zeroing in on the U.S. digital one-ders: incentive auctions, cable digitization, and basic tier encryption
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • May 30 2012

Since the 2010 National Broadband Plan, the FCC has sought to convert little used TV spectrum to broadband usage.

Mcdowell, others predict FCC will fall short of NBP spectrum goals
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • March 23 2012

Reflecting on the adoption of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) two years ago last Friday, FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, NBP manager Blair Levin and various industry officials and analysts conceded that the FCC is unlikely to meet the NBP’s goal of making available 300 MHz of spectrum for wireless broadband use by 2015 and an additional 200 MHz of spectrum for wireless use by 2020.

Broadband news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2011

On October 11, 2011, the FCC released data on the number of Internet access connections in the US providing over 200 kilobits per second (kbps) in at least one direction as of December 31, 2010, as collected by FCC Form 477.

FCC $8 billion plan to expand broadband
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2011

The FCC plans to spend $8 billion to expand broadband service to more than 18 million citizens in rural America who lack high speed Internet access.

Wireless broadband and Colorado's growing Hispanic community
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2011

The face of rural America is rapidly changing.

Google-led group calls for elimination of legacy USF
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • August 26 2011

Google joined with Skype, Vonage, Sprint Nextel and the Ad Hoc Telecommunications Users Committee in urging the FCC to abandon the legacy universal service fund (USF) system in favor of a new broadband fund that provides support for IP-based networks.

Paper outlines consequences of GPS demand to block lightsquared’s terrestrial use of L-band channels
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • August 26 2011

A paper released on Tuesday by the Brattle Group contends that, if the FCC accedes to demands of the GPS industry to bar LightSquared’s proposed use of L-band channels that could interfere with adjacent GPS operations, risk and uncertainty would rise considerably with respect to spectrum valuations across the board, thus reducing the earnings potential of future FCC spectrum auctions.