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21 Jan 2015, 7:29 am by Patrick Maines
So the latest word is that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a branch of government that, amusingly, is still referred to as an “independent” agency, is about to enact so-called net neutrality regulations under Title II of the Communications Act. [read post]
29 Jan 2012, 2:34 pm by Brendan Holland
With the recent publication in the Federal Register, several new Commission rules and policies regarding communications towers and migratory birds are now on the books, however, they are not yet effective as the collection of information still requires OMB approval.  [read post]
9 Jul 2019, 12:57 pm by Astarita
 Under the final rule, which is unchanged from the proposal, community banks with $10 billion or less in total consolidated assets and total trading assets and liabilities of 5 percent or less of total consolidated assets are excluded from the Volcker Rule.The final rule also permits a hedge fund or private equity fund, under certain circumstances, to share the same name or a variation of the same name with an investment adviser as long as the adviser is not an insured depository… [read post]
7 Mar 2018, 9:01 am by Gene Quinn
The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission want you — at least if you are an innovator with a solution for preventing illegal Robocalls. [read post]
28 Feb 2019, 9:21 am by FHH Law
In December we reported that the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) commenced their 2018 Quadrennial Review of media ownership rules by adopting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”). [read post]
17 Jun 2015, 8:33 am by Chloe Maurice
U.S. lawmakers urged the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission to reconsider exemptions to the FCC’s new proposal to update rules that protect Americans from unwanted sales calls, saying that the reforms may not be effective in reducing TCPA violations. [read post]
6 Apr 2010, 11:29 am by aallwash
In a very disappointing decision today from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Court ruled that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may not prevent broadband providers from discriminating against certain types of Internet traffic. [read post]
27 Nov 2014, 2:39 pm by Michel-Adrien
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has released its final report on Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal RDSP. [read post]
1 Sep 2010, 6:10 pm
For four years the Federal Communications Commission tossed the idea around like a beach ball: a coast-to-coast free wireless service across the low end of the 2GHz "AWS-3" band. [read post]
27 Jan 2011, 9:18 am
When the Federal Communications Commission gave the green light to "white space" devices—unlicensed wireless gadgets that can create broadband connections in prime, unused television bands—it also required these services to use a geolocation system to determine whether a specific TV frequency is in use in that location. [read post]
19 Nov 2009, 6:31 pm
 One commission member kept referring to the "Texas success story" of how the state has moved to more community-based corrections programs over the past two years. [read post]
11 Jan 2011, 1:13 pm by WIMS
I am committed to working with my colleagues in the Senate to move forward on legislation that addresses the Commission's recommendations, ensures that oil companies are held accountable, and protects jobs, coastal communities and the environment.  [read post]
10 Oct 2009, 11:14 pm
Frank Brennan's Human Rights Commission enquiry into how Australia responds to human rights has recommended that there be a human rights culture in Australia, starting with schools, and that there be a Commonwealth Human Rights Act. [read post]
2 Mar 2011, 9:57 am by Hunton & Williams LLP
On March 1, 2011, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in Federal Communications Commission v. [read post]
16 Mar 2015, 3:30 pm by Bloomberg
When the Federal Communications Commission published the full text of its Open Internet rules last week, it set off the final countdown toward legal assault that has been inevitable for months. [read post]
28 Oct 2008, 5:18 pm
From the FCC: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today provided additional information regarding the Rural Broadband workshop to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 20, 2008. [read post]
5 Dec 2012, 8:55 am by Media Law Prof
District Court for the DC Circuit has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission has statutory authority to adopt a rule that requires cellphone service providers to offer roaming services to competitors and to treat cellphone providers as common... [read post]
9 May 2014, 8:30 am by Tom Smith
Mere hours after a group of top tech companies wrote to the Federal Communications Commission to oppose the agency's proposed rules for net neutrality, nearly 50 venture capitalists are doing the same. [read post]
9 Jan 2011, 11:04 pm by Michael Geist
Federal Communications Commission has launched an Open Internet apps challenge, inviting the public to produce research and create apps that empower consumers to monitor and protect Internet openness. [read post]