2014 High-Cost Benchmarks Released

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) has released the 2014 high-cost loop support (HCLS) benchmarks for capital expenditures and operating expenses caps.  The Bureau...

All ETCs Must Query National Lifeline Accountability Database

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has released a Public Notice to remind eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) of their duty to query the National Lifeline...

TiVo Seeks Clarification or Waiver of Commission’s Audiovisual Output Requirement

The FCC’s Media Bureau is seeking comment on a TiVo Petition for Clarification or Waiver of Section 76.640(b)(4)(iii) of the Commission’s rules. Specifically, the...

Commissioner Pai Appoints Acting Legal Advisor

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has appointed Jeffrey Neumann as his Acting Legal Advisor for wireless, public safety, and issues involving people with disabilities.  Mr....

Court Vacates Key FCC Net-Neutrality Rules; Upholds Transparency Requirement

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (Circuit Court) struck down the FCC’s antidiscrimination and blocking rules, which prevented Internet service providers...

Wireline Competition Bureau Rules on Outstanding CAF Phase I Challenges

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) has issued an Order that addresses outstanding challenges regarding the eligibility of census blocks elected by price cap...

Commissioner O’Rielly Appoints Key Staff

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly recently announced his first official staff appointments: Courtney Reinhard, Chief of Staff & Senior Legal Advisor- In addition to serving as...

House Energy and Commerce Chairmen Seek Comments on #CommActUpdate White Paper

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Michigan) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Oregon) have requested comments on a white paper...

Study Area Boundary Correction Deadline Pushed Back to March 17, 2014

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has extended the deadline to review and correct study area boundary data to March 17, 2014.  Last month, the...

Chairman Wheeler Makes Senior Staff Appointments

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced two senior staff appointments: Dr. Timothy Brennan, Chief Economist- Currently a University of Maryland Baltimore County public policy and...