FCC Releases Cost Model Results and List of Areas Potentially Eligible...

On April 22, 2014, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) released a Report and Order adopting the final engineering assumptions for the Connect America...

DC Circuit Affirms FCC Victory Over Alpine PCS

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC Circuit) has affirmed a district court’s ruling in favor of the Federal Communications...

High Profile Incentive Auction, Mobile Holdings, and Open Internet Items Top...

The Federal Communications Commission will hold its next open meeting on Thursday, May 15, 2014.  The tentative agenda contains the following four items: Incentive Auction:...

FCC Approves T-Mobile Acquisition of Low-Band Spectrum in Key U.S. Markets

The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has approved T-Mobile’s acquisition of low-band spectrum from Verizon Wireless.  The deal, announced in January 2014, consists of T-Mobile...

FCC Proposes to Create New Citizens Broadband Radio Service in 3.5...

The FCC has adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNRPM) proposing rules to create a new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) by making...

FCC Moves Forward With CAF Phase II; Delays New Rate Floor;...

At its April open meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a “Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, Order, Memorandum Opinion and Order, and Seventh...

FCC Finalizes Parts of Connect America Cost Model

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) has released a Report and Order that finalizes the engineering assumptions contained in the Connect America Cost Model...

Chairman Wheeler Defends Reserve Spectrum Proposal

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has formally responded to critics of his proposed spectrum holdings order.  The draft order, expected to be voted on...

Accessible Emergency Information Rules Become Effective

On April 9, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission released the Emergency Information Order, which adopted rules requiring that emergency information provided in video programming...

ECO Test Eliminated for International Applications

The FCC has eliminated the effective competitive opportunities test (ECO Test) that applies to international 214 applications and cable landing license applications involving certain...