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FCC Proposes to Fine E-Rate Telecom Provider $106,425 for Violation of E-Rate Lowest Corresponding Price Rule

By: Mark Palchick and Rebecca Jacobs  A recent Notice of Apparent Liability (“NAL”) issued by the Enforcement Bureau (“Bureau”) of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) proposing to fine AT&T $106,425, highlights the need for service providers in the E-rate program to ensure that they abide by […]

FCC OKs Certain Informational Calling and Texts by Schools and Utilities to Wireless Phones under TCPA

By: Douglas Bonner, Rebecca Jacobs, and Marty Stern The FCC recently released a Declaratory Ruling with new clarifications for schools and utilities on autodialed calls and texts and pre-recorded/artificial voice calling under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) for informational messages. The ruling confirms that it is not a violation […]

Proposed FCC Rules for Team Telecom Review of Applications with Foreign Ownership, Shorten Timeframes, Add Burdens

By Marty Stern & Rebecca Jacobs The FCC recently adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) proposing reforms to the Executive Branch “Team Telecom” review process for certain FCC applications and petitions involving foreign ownership. The NPRM seeks to improve the timeliness and transparency of the current “Team […]