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FCC Sets Stage for $4.5 Billion Auction by Resolving Mobility Fund Phase II Challenges

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) took a major step forward on closing the “digital divide” in mobile broadband at its February meeting by unanimously adopting an Order resolving the remaining challenges to the Mobility Fund Phase II (“MF-II”) auction.  The order eases the letter of credit requirements and clarifies the collocation obligations for funding recipients, … Continue Reading

FCC Adopts Text-to-911 Rules for Wireless Carriers and Certain OTT Texting Apps

Following on the heels of a voluntary commitment from the four nationwide wireless carriers to support text-to-911, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), on August 8, 2014, adopted a Report and Order and Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will require all wireless carriers and “interconnected” text messaging providers – i.e., over-the-top (“OTT”) text messaging applications … Continue Reading

Tenth Circuit Issues Decision in Qwest Phoenix Forbearance Appeal

Randy Sifers contributed to this blog post. Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in Qwest v. FCC, Qwest’s appeal of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) June 2010 decision denying Qwest’s petition for forbearance from unbundling obligations and dominant carrier regulations pertaining to Qwest’s provision of mass market … Continue Reading