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When Public Safety Isn’t Enough: FCC Considering Expanded Use of the 4.9 GHz Band

At its March Open Meeting, the FCC adopted a long-awaited Sixth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“FNPRM”) to consider promoting additional investment and activity in the 4.9 GHz band while preserving the core public safety purpose of the band.  Finding the band underutilized by public safety users, the FNPRM invites comment on ways that the … Continue Reading

Kelley Drye Webinar: Preparing for the FCC E-Rate Reform Proceeding

Last week, the FCC opened a rulemaking to consider reforms to the Schools and Libraries program of its Universal Service Fund (better known as the “E-rate” program). The FCC pledged a comprehensive review and modernization of the E-rate program that will mark the most significant reexamination of E-rate policies in the program’s 16 year history. … Continue Reading

Register Today for Kelley Drye’s FCC and USAC Enforcement Actions Webinar

In the past few years, the FCC has been increasingly active in enforcement matters, imposing large fines for violations of consumer protection rules and for non-compliance with various FCC program rules. The FCC and USAC employ multiple tools to enforce these rules. Each of these enforcement tools involves different processes, obligations and risks that can … Continue Reading

Register Today for Kelley Drye’s 4th Annual USF Update Webinar

Big changes continue to be made in the Universal Service Fund. With substantial reform of the High Cost Fund, the Lifeline program and a new rural healthcare connect fund, USF occupied a major place in the FCC agenda in 2012. Moreover, comprehensive contributions reform is under consideration and the FCC is clearing out a backlog … Continue Reading

Watch Kelley Drye’s “2013 Communications Law Outlook” Webinar On Demand

On December 4th, Kelley Drye held a timely discussion of the key insights regarding the Communications legal and regulatory landscape for 2013 in Washington, D.C. Our seasoned team brought the audience up to speed on post-election activity and personnel changes at the FCC and on Capitol Hill, focusing on the committees that matter and the … Continue Reading

Kelley Drye’s “The Smart Phone Revolution” Webinar Recording and Presentation

Mobile marketing, sweepstakes and services, including location-based services, are governed by an alphabet soup of statutes and regulations: TCPA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, CPNI, etc. To complicate compliance even further, numerous class action lawsuits in state and federal courts have addressed issues and nuances that the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and state regulatory agencies or … Continue Reading

Register Today for the Kelley Drye Webinar “The Smartphone Revolution”

Mobile marketing, sweepstakes and services, including location-based services, are governed by an alphabet soup of statutes and regulations: TCPA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, CPNI, etc. To complicate compliance even further, numerous class action lawsuits in state and federal courts have addressed issues and nuances that the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and state regulatory agencies or … Continue Reading

Please Join Us for Kelley Drye’s 3rd Annual USF Update Webinar

With the Universal Service Fund continuing to grow and the USF contribution factor skyrocketing to nearly 18%, the federal Universal Service Fund remains a critical area for all telecommunications providers. Customers increasingly are focusing on the USF surcharge in negotiations, and the competitive consequences of over- or under- reporting USF directly affect the company’s bottom … Continue Reading

Insights from Kelley Drye’s 4th Annual Privacy Seminar

On February 16, 2012, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP hosted the seminar and audiocast, “Privacy in 2012: What to Watch Regarding COPPA, Mobile Apps, and Evolving Law Enforcement and Public Policy Trends.” The seminar highlighted regulatory and legislative developments in privacy and information security during the past year, with an emphasis on children’s online privacy … Continue Reading

Join us Feb. 16 for “Privacy in 2012” Seminar and Teleconference

Changes to privacy regulations, such as proposed revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and continuously evolving technologies, including mobile apps with location-based services, can make it difficult for businesses to ensure their privacy practices are up to par. On February 16, Kelley Drye will gather government leaders from the FTC and FCC, … Continue Reading

Join Us on May 16 for the Webinar, “Mobile Applications: Privacy and Data Security Considerations”

Do you know what kind of data your smartphone apps are collecting? Understanding the flow of data, how it is shared, and whether your apps collect sensitive information such as mobile payments or location-based data is critical to avoiding regulatory scrutiny and litigation risks. Join Kelley Drye on May 16 from 12 noon – 1:00pm … Continue Reading

Join Kelley Drye’s May 10th Webinar Discussing Implications of FCC’s Recent Pole Attachment Order

Access to and rates for pole attachments under Section 224 of the Communications Act have been issues of both importance and contention for facilities-based broadband providers of all types, more traditional providers of telecommunications, and electric utilities. On April 7, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission issued the most significant order regarding pole attachments in many … Continue Reading

Kelley Drye Adds LA Office, Entertainment and Media Capabilities

We are pleased to announce that Kelley Drye is expanding its national presence by merging with White O’Connor Fink & Brenner LLP, a highly respected Los Angeles litigation firm best known for its success in complex business and entertainment industry litigation. This merger returns Kelley Drye to California and adds a significant new expertise in the … Continue Reading

Join Us on March 2 for the Kelley Drye Annual USF Update Webinar

Administration and reform of the federal Universal Service Fund remains center stage in Washington. In February, the FCC launched a rulemaking proceeding to reform intercarrier compensation and migrate high-cost support to the Connect America Fund. Meanwhile, as the USF contribution factor reached a new high of 15.5%, comprehensive reform of the USF contribution mechanism appears … Continue Reading

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Please Note: The host of the Telecom Law Monitor has made some technical improvements to how email notifications are sent. If you have signed up to receive email alerts, you will need to reconfirm to receive future alerts when we post new entries. If you are not currently subscribed to receive email updates, but would … Continue Reading

Privacy a Growing Concern for Broadband Service Providers

Online privacy concerns have been a hot topic in Washington recently.  The FCC, which is charged with spurring broadband deployment, adoption and innovation, recently concluded that privacy concerns are creating an impediment to these goals.  Our Telecom Practice Group partner, John Heitmann, published an article in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel discussing the FCC’s broadband privacy … Continue Reading
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