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...

Technology Transition and Text-to-911 Slated for Next Open Meeting

The FCC will hold its next open meeting on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 10:30 am.  The meeting’s agenda contains the following four items: Advancing Technology...

FCC Releases Methodology for Conducting Feasibility Studies for Repacking TV Stations...

The FCC has released a Public Notice outlining the class of mathematical software it may use to conduct "feasibility checks" during the repacking portion...

Tenth Circuit Denies Petition Seeking Nullification of 700 MHz Auction

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has denied a petition by Council Tree Investors, Inc. and Bethel Native Corporation (collectively, Council...

T-Mobile Set to Acquire Verizon’s Lower 700 MHz A Block Licenses

T-Mobile, the smallest of the country’s nationwide operators and the only one today without significant low-band spectrum holdings, has announced that it has finalized...

Court Denies Broadcasters’ Challenge to Sunset of FCC’s Viewability Rule

A federal appeals court has addressed the FCC’s “Viewability Rule” which required hybrid cable (CATV) companies (i.e., cable companies providing analog and digital cable...