On Tuesday, the FCC’s new TV closed captioning quality rules, which we discussed in detail here, were published in the Federal Register.
On August 23, 2016, the FCC issued a Public Notice seeking comment on the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau’s tentative findings about the accessibility of communications technologies, which will be included in this year’s biennial report to Congress on the 2010 Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) (Biennial Report).
The Sixth Circuit Strikes Down the FCC’s Preemption of State Restrictions On Municipal Broadband Providers
On August 10, 2016, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Order that had sought to preempt Tennessee’s and North Carolina’s laws restricting local municipalities’ ability to provide broadband service.
On Friday, the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau issued a Public Notice reminding EAS Participants of mandatory filing deadlines related to an up-coming nationwide EAS test.
Rules regarding the processing FM applications – particularly those involving upgrade applications that require the forced change of the channel on which another station is operating – can be very complicated.
Latest edition of FCC Handbook features blank spaces galore to be filled in by EAS participants themselves.
In July we wrote about the exemption for robocalls made by the federal government (or its contractors) from the restrictions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
The FCC’s high-profile efforts with regard to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) continue.
Orange is the new green – well that’s one way to think of the FCC’s latest announcement of areas eligible for support (subsidies) for providers delivering broadband to unserved areas in connection with the upcoming Connect America Fund (“CAF”) Phase II reverse auction.