Advisory Alert: Annual FCC CPNI Certification Due by March 1, 2016

Advisory Alert: Annual FCC CPNI Certification Due by March 1, 2016

This is to remind our clients that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rules require every telecommunications and interconnected VoIP service provider (including wireless, cable telephony, and even paging and calling card providers) to execute and file an annual officer certification that it is in compliance with the FCC’s Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) regulations.

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Changes in the Board of Nonprofit Corporation Doom FCC Application for New FM Station – Addressing Control Issues in Noncommercial Broadcasting

By | Broadcast Law Blog | February 6, 2016
Changes in the Board of Nonprofit Corporation Doom FCC Application for New FM Station – Addressing Control Issues in Noncommercial Broadcasting

In a decision released earlier this week, the FCC dismissed an application for a new noncommercial FM station based on a change in the majority of the applicant’s board of directors within a one-year period after the application was filed

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Sixth Circuit to Hear Oral Argument in Challenge to Municipal Broadband Rules

By | Focus on Regulation | February 5, 2016

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral argument for March 17, 2016, in an important case regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) ability to preempt state laws that place restrictions on local municipalities’ ability to provide their own broadband networks. 

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New Lifeline Rules to Become Effective Beginning February 4

New Lifeline Rules to Become Effective Beginning February 4

Last summer, the FCC adopted new rules for the Lifeline program in its Second Order and NPRM (see our prior analysis of the order), including: the retention of eligibility documentation (such as scans of food stamp cards); an industry-wide, uniform “snapshot” date for determining which subscribers may be claimed for a given month; and a ban on resale of Lifeline services by non-ETCs. 

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