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FCC Adopts Competitive Bidding Criteria and Roadmap for Implementing Upcoming CAF Phase II Reverse Auction
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2016

Broadband and voice providers interested in pursuing a piece of the roughly $2 billion in remaining Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II subsidies

FCC modifies universal service system to provide subsidies for broadband services
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2011

Significant Reform of Intercarrier Compensation System Eventual Move to “Bill-and-Keep”.

New government reaffirms its communications agenda
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • June 6 2011

The newly elected Conservative Government is staying the course on a number of issues of interest to the communications industry.

FCC adopts MSS Order
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2011

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released a Report and Order acting on two proposals contained in its July 15, 2010 Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

Commission approves state aid for the deployment of broadband networks
  • Mayer Brown
  • European Union
  • January 25 2011

On 20 January, the Commission approved, under the EU guidelines for state aid to broadband, the use of over 1.8 billion public funds for broadband development to support economic recovery, inclusive growth and the long term competitiveness of the EU.

FCC to conduct incentive auctions in a year or two, says Genachowski
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • January 14 2011

Speaking to reporters at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last Friday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski confirmed that the FCC is "creating the framework" for incentive auctions of broadcast television spectrum to the wireless industry that could start within a year or two if Congress adopts legislation that would allow broadcasters to recoup a portion of the auction proceeds.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcements
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2010

The FCC has created a Technological Advisory Council that "will help the Commission to identify important areas of innovation and develop informed technology policies supporting America's competitiveness and job creation in the global economy.

GAO report urges FCC to expand wireless data collection
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • September 3 2010

A report on the US wireless market issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) lends credence to findings on wireless competition published by the FCC in May, but also calls on the agency to "assess whether expanding original collection of wireless industry inputs and outputs."

White House announces wireless broadband spectrum
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

Recommendations in the National Broadband Plan (NBP) for the identification of 500 MHz of spectrum for wireless broadband use within the next decade were endorsed by the White House with the release of a memorandum that pledges the cooperation of federal government spectrum users in achieving that goal.

Telstra, government reach agreement on Australian broadband network
  • Paul Weiss
  • Australia
  • June 25 2010

In a key breakthrough that is expected to reduce significantly the cost of deploying Australia's planned national broadband network (NBN), dominant state telco Telstra reached a preliminary agreement with the Australian government through which Telstra would contribute its network infrastructure to the US$37.4 billion NBN project.