Comment Dates Set for Proposed Emergency Alert System Changes

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a Public Notice seeking comment on several proposed changes to the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The Notice...

Commission Seeks Comment on Petitions for Reconsideration of U-NII Order

The Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) has released a Public Notice seeking comments on seven petitions for reconsideration of its First Report and...

FCC Extends Open Internet and Framework for Broadcast Internet Access Service...

As the July 15, 2014 comment deadline in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) Open Internet proceeding approached, an “overwhelming surge” in FCC...

Comments on Request for Waiver of VoIP ICC Rules Due August...

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has announced that it is seeking comment on a petition for waiver of certain VoIP intercarrier compensation (ICC) rates...

Commission Sets Filing Deadlines for Comcast-TWC Merger Input

In April 2014, Comcast Corporation (Comcast) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) filed joint applications seeking consent to transfer control of various Federal Communications...

NTCH Petitions Commission to Rescind Forbearance and Begin Rulemaking that Would...

On July 2, 2014, NTCH, Inc. filed a petition with the FCC requesting that Section 20.15(b) of the FCC’s rules be amended by deleting...

FCC Deploys “Strike Force” to Combat USF Fraud

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced the creation of a Universal Service Fund (USF) “Strike Force,” whose mission is to combat waste, fraud, and...

FCC and NTIA to Create Model City for Spectrum Sharing

The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have issued a joint Public Notice that seeks...

FCC Adopts E-Rate Reforms to Bring Robust Wi-Fi to Schools and...

The FCC has adopted a Report and Order that modernizes the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism – the E-Rate program – to...

FCC Approves Rules to Require Closed Captioning of Online Video Clips...

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved new rules to require closed captioning of certain video clips posted online.  In keeping with the goal...